Open data, civic tech,

the semantic web,

and the REST of us

Shelby Switzer - @switzerly

Credit: Drawnalism

  • Linked data
  • SPARQL
  • RDF

"All this has happened before, and all this will happen again."

- Sacred Scrolls, Battlestar Galactica

Open data & civic tech require

"software design on the scale of decades."*

* Fielding's description of REST

We all use open data.

Status quo

Standardized Dream

Credit: Greg Bloom at Open Referral

Get involved!

https://github.com/openreferral/api-specification

Local civic tech groups (check out meetup.com)

Come talk to me about other project opportunities

Thanks!

Shelby Switzer - @switzerly