Employment Guide: Open data ordinance could spur technology opportunities - The Pitt News: News
Budding technology entrepreneurs can find new ground for application development in the snowy streets of Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh’s first “open data” ordinance, a regulation that introduces information about financial and operational data within city businesses, will impact students looking to invent apps. The implementation of the open data ordinance will give the citizens of Pittsburgh access to information such as paving schedules and building permits, and allow data-savvy individuals to make something out of the information ... Alexandros Labrinidis, a professor in Pitt’s computer-science department said the public information could provide material for new apps that students could make to benefit the community. He said the availability of city data will be helpful in his classes, particularly for students’ capstone projects. Labrinidis currently teaches Data Witchcraft, a computer-science course that introduces students to basic data management and data science technologies from a user’s perspective rather than the perspective of a provider ..."