Buffalo, N.Y., Offers Free Citizen Training for Open Data Portal

Government Technology: Residents of Buffalo, N.Y., will have an opportunity to learn about the city’s open data portal and how to use it starting this November.

Buffalo is offering a free four-week course called Data 101, during which participants learn what open data is, the history of the open data movement, how Buffalo fits into this trend, the functionalities of its open data portal, and how they can interact with the data in a way that gives them new insights into their community. The course is currently accepting applications, and its set to begin on Tuesday, Nov. 27, continuing each Tuesday for four weeks after that.

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