I work with open data and create open source apps and tools in Chicago. Read more »
Founder and Partner at
An open data web development and consulting company in Chicago
Lead Organizer of
Chi Hack Night
Weekly event for building civic technology with open data
Group of volunteers that create civic web apps with open data
Hi, I'm Derek Eder. I'm an entrepreneur, developer and one of the leaders of the civic technology community in Chicago. During the day, I run DataMade, a civic technology company. We build open source technology using data to empower journalists, researchers, governments and advocacy organizations.
Demond Drummer and Derek Eder share the story of how community organizers, technologists, and the City of Chicago collaborated to roll out a new program to give local residents ownership of vacant land in their neighborhood and incentivize neighborhood-level investment.
What's the OpenGov thing all about anyway? In my first ever Pecha Kucha-style talk, I make an attempt to summarize 7 years of Open Government history in 6 minutes and 20 seconds.
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