How Can We Bring Open Data to San Diego?

Please join us for this important discussion with leaders in government, the media and technology.

Some journalists, technologists and political leaders are hoping for a sea change in San Diegans’ access to open data. The public, they argue, should be able to access records freely online without having to submit Public Records Act requests, and when those PRA requests are called for, they should be answered within the legal time limit.

But despite groups like Open San Diego and the appointment of a director of open government for San Diego, it seems little progress has been made. Join our distinguished panelists as they discuss real tangible things journalists and concerned citizens can do to create more access to open data in San Diego.

Donna Frye, president of Californians Aware and former director of open government for San Diego
Jed Sundwall, CEO at Measured Voice; Founder of Open San Diego
Ben Katz, CEO of JSX and
Joel Hoffmann, Investigative Reporter for

Moderator: Seth Hall, technologist and Voice of San Diego freelancer

When: Wednesday, September 18. Reception at 5:30 p.m., Panel at 6 p.m.
Where: Downstairs conference room at KPBS Studios, 5200 Campanile Dr., San Diego 92182. Enter through the lobby and head to the room on the right. Park on the street or in Parking Structure 5 at the corner of 55th and Hardy Ave. Note: you’ll have to pay for parking, or you can risk it and park in the faculty lot, Parking Structure 2, on Hardy Ave. Campus parking rarely checks for permits after 5 pm.


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