Open Data Camp 5, day two, opened with a discussion of the impact of the private sector on open data.
The session was led by Shelby Switzer, who explained she was interested in the subject because she worked for a company in the US [Healthify] that uses a lot of open data about social issues and services.
The problem: “We find the data sucks and we have to put a lot of effort into making it better,” she said. “So, I want to talk about how we get the providers to do better.
“Also, how to prove to my company that it is better to help to improve the data at source, instead of spending so much time cleaning it.”