Agenda

Socrata Connect’s content is designed to not only inspire you with a vision of what a data-fueled government looks like, but also give you the tangible steps along the way and the actionable training to get you started.

Sunday, March 5

Title Type Location Time
Welcome Reception at the Gaylord National, Pose Lounge 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Monday, March 6

Title Type Location Time
Breakfast Dining Room, Dining Room 7:30 am - 8:30 am
City Meetup Meetup, Meetup Dining Room, Dining Room 7:30 am - 8:30 am
County Meetup Meetup, Meetup Dining Room, Dining Room 7:30 am - 8:30 am
State Meetup Meetup, Meetup Dining Room, Dining Room 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Welcome to Socrata Connect! General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 8:30 am - 8:55 am
Kevin Merritt Welcome Keynote General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 8:55 am - 9:15 am
Reimagining Cities from the Internet Up General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 9:15 am - 9:55 am
Product Keynote: The Building Blocks of Your Digital Strategy General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 9:55 am - 10:40 am
Morning Break Lobby, Lobby 10:40 am - 11:25 am
Data Management & Publishing: New Features for Making Your Data Live Product, Product Breakout 1, Breakout 1 11:25 am - 11:55 am
Getting Transit and the Sheriff to Help with Public Health Outcomes General, General Breakout 2, Breakout 2 11:25 am - 11:55 am
A Year of Fellowship with What Works Cities General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 11:25 am - 11:55 am
Configure Your Socrata Public Finance Site Education, Education Education Track, Education Track 11:25 am - 12:55 pm
Telling Your Story with Socrata Perspectives Education, Education Education Track, Education Track 11:25 am - 12:55 pm
How to Manage and Scale Your Open Data Program Product, Product Breakout 1, Breakout 1 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Delivering Benefits through Epidemic Forecasting from Public Data General, General Breakout 2, Breakout 2 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
Excellence through Accountability: Baltimore’s Approach to Policing General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 12:00 pm - 12:30 pm
“How Are We Doing?” Data Narrative and Performance Management with Socrata Product, Product Breakout 1, Breakout 1 12:35 pm - 1:05 pm
Mapping Out Homeless Services in Salt Lake City General, General Breakout 2, Breakout 2 12:35 pm - 1:05 pm
How to Approach the Opioid Epidemic with Data General, General Breakout 2, Breakout 2 12:35 pm - 1:10 pm
Lunch Dining Room, Lobby, Dining Room, Lobby 1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
New Program Meetup Meetup, Meetup Dining Room, Dining Room 1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
What Works Cities Meetup Meetup, Meetup Dining Room, Dining Room 1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Infrastructure Meetup Meetup, Meetup Dining Room, Dining Room 1:10 pm - 2:10 pm
Lead with Performance Data General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 2:10 pm - 2:50 pm
Lead with Financial Data General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 2:50 pm - 3:20 pm
Afternoon Break Lobby, Lobby 3:20 pm - 4:00 pm
The Latest in Financial Transparency and Administration with Open Data Product, Product Breakout 1, Breakout 1 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Teaching Data Skills at City Hall and in Communities General, General Breakout 2, Breakout 2 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
How to Take Departments through a Data Deep Dive General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 4:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Publish and Visualize Data Using Socrata Publica Education, Education Education Track, Education Track 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
No Kid Hungry: How Public Data Analysis Is Helping to End Child Hunger General, General Breakout 2, Breakout 2 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Bringing a CitiStat Approach to the Department Level General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
A Single Site for Oversight: Michigan’s Bold Approach to Statewide Financial Health General, General Breakout 1, Breakout 1 4:35 pm - 5:05 pm
Cocktail Hour & Dinner Dining Room, Lobby, Dining Room, Lobby 5:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Tuesday, March 7

Title Type Location Time
Breakfast Dining Room, Lobby, Dining Room, Lobby 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Insights & Analytics Meetup Meetup, Meetup Dining Room, Dining Room 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Health Data Meetup Meetup, Meetup Dining Room, Dining Room 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Finance Data Meetup Meetup, Meetup Dining Room, Dining Room 7:30 am - 8:30 am
How Government Could Guide Tech’s Next Revolution General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 8:30 am - 9:20 am
Why Isn’t Open Data in My Neighborhood? General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 9:20 am - 9:45 am
Empowering Those Most Able to Affect Outcomes General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 9:45 am - 10:25 am
Morning Break Lobby, Lobby 10:25 am - 11:05 am
How to Tie Your BI and Open Data Programs Together Product, Product Breakout 1, Breakout 1 11:05 am - 11:35 am
Bringing Transportation Infrastructure into the Future General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 11:05 am - 11:35 am
Guerilla Bureaucracy: Open Data within Existing Resources General, General Breakout 2, Breakout 2 11:05 am - 11:35 am
Publica Open Data Site Administration Education, Education Education Track, Education Track 11:05 am - 12:45 pm
Essential Information for Communities: Introducing Socrata Citizen Connect Product, Product Breakout 1, Breakout 1 11:35 am - 12:15 pm
A Data Scientist, By Any Other Name… General, General Breakout 2, Breakout 2 11:35 am - 12:15 pm
Once Upon a Time: From Data to Stories General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 11:35 am - 12:15 pm
Light Poles as Hubs: Chicago’s “Array of Things” Advances Data Sensor Use and Computation General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
What They’re Walking Into: How Public Building Data Is Saving First Responders’ Lives General, General Breakout 2, Breakout 2 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Millions of API Calls Are Transforming Holland’s Auto Industry General, General Breakout 1, Breakout 1 12:15 pm - 12:45 pm
Lunch Dining Room, Lobby, Dining Room, Lobby 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Internal Data Sharing Meetup Meetup, Meetup Dining Room, Dining Room 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Sustainability Meetup Meetup, Meetup Dining Room, Dining Room 12:45 pm - 1:45 pm
Open Data, So What? Why Data-Driven Decisions Matter Now More than Ever General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 1:50 pm - 2:20 pm
A Clear Path to Open Data Maturity with Socrata Blueprint Product, Product Breakout 1, Breakout 1 1:50 pm - 2:20 pm
Performance Site Administration Education, Education Education Track, Education Track 1:50 pm - 3:00 pm
How AWS Helps Socrata Customers Find Efficiencies in the Cloud General, General Breakout 2, Breakout 2 1:50 pm - 2:20 pm
How Environmental Datasets Can Drive Better Outcomes on Poverty, Crime, and Housing General, General Breakout 2, Breakout 2 2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
Charting a Course for Socrata’s New Visualization Experience Product, Product Breakout 1, Breakout 1 2:20 pm - 2:50 pm
Water, Sewer, Data: A Smart Approach to Aging Infrastructure General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 2:20 pm - 3:00 pm
Afternoon Break Lobby, Lobby 3:00 pm - 3:40 pm
Innovation in the Cloud General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 3:40 pm - 4:10 pm
Lead with Open Data General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 4:15 pm - 4:45 pm
The Power of Thinking Fresh, Vibrant, and Unexpected Thoughts General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 4:45 pm - 5:15 pm
Cocktail Reception, hosted by Amazon Web Services Lobby, Lobby 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm
Rebuilding Trust General, General Main Stage, Main Stage 5:30 pm - 5:45 pm

Wednesday, March 8

Title Type Location Time
Breakfast Data Camp, Data Camp Lobby, Lobby 8:00 am - 8:45 am
Welcome & Kickoff Data Camp, Data Camp Main Stage, Main Stage 8:45 am - 9:00 am
The Fundamentals of Creating Your First Open Data Roadmap Data Camp, Data Camp Meeting Room 1, Meeting Room 1 9:00 am - 10:00 am
How Can Data Science Improve the Work Your Agency Does Data Camp, Data Camp Breakout 1, Breakout 1 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Product Test Drive Data Camp, Data Camp Lobby, Lobby 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Inputs & Outputs: Using Logic Model Theory for Better Performance Management Data Camp, Data Camp Breakout 2, Breakout 2 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Introduction to Data Science and R Data Camp, Data Camp Special Event 1, Special Event 1 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Build Goals and Dashboards Using Socrata Performance Data Camp, Education, Data Camp, Education Education Track, Education Track 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Data Visualization Strategy: Communicating with Data Breakout 2, Breakout 2 9:00 am - 10:00 am
How to Work with Socrata-Hosted Data via OData, ScreenDoor, Twilio, and More Data Camp, Data Camp Meeting Room 2, Meeting Room 2 10:00 am - 11:00 am
How to Design a Roadmap for Your Performance Management Program Data Camp, Data Camp Meeting Room 1, Meeting Room 1 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Metadata 101: What Is It? Why Is It Meaningful? Data Camp, Data Camp Breakout 2, Breakout 2 10:00 am - 11:00 am
From Transparent to Transformative: The Open Government Maturity Movement Data Camp, Data Camp Breakout 1, Breakout 1 10:00 am - 11:00 am
API: Ask Me Anything with Chris Metcalf Data Camp, Data Camp Lobby, Lobby 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Getting the Most from Your Financial Transparency Program Data Camp, Data Camp Breakout 1, Breakout 1 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Loading Data Files Using DataSync Data Camp, Data Camp Meeting Room 2, Meeting Room 2 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
How to Set Data Priorities and Create Your Publishing Roadmap Data Camp, Data Camp Breakout 2, Breakout 2 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Lunch Data Camp, Data Camp Lobby, Lobby 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Loading Data Files Using Safe FME and Socrata Data Camp, Data Camp Meeting Room 2, Meeting Room 2 12:00 pm - 1:00 am
Data at All Times: A Strategic Approach to Program Planning Across Departments Data Camp, Data Camp Breakout 1, Breakout 1 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Inputs & Outputs: Using Logic Model Theory for Better Performance Management Data Camp, Data Camp Meeting Room 1, Meeting Room 1 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Socrata ETL Best Practices and Automation Data Camp, Data Camp Meeting Room 2, Meeting Room 2 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Publish and Visualize Data Using Socrata Publica Data Camp, Education, Data Camp, Education Education Track, Education Track 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
How to Set Data Priorities and Create Your Publishing Roadmap Data Camp, Data Camp Meeting Room 1, Meeting Room 1 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
From Transparent to Transformative: The Open Government Maturity Movement Data Camp, Data Camp Breakout 2, Breakout 2 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Working with Data.JSON and Socrata Data Camp, Data Camp Meeting Room 2, Meeting Room 2 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Wrap-Up Data Camp, Data Camp Main Stage, Main Stage 2:15 pm - 2:30 pm

General Sessions

Two full days of general and breakout sessions will get you excited about the impact your program will have in 2017. Smart Cities, the Internet of Things, predictive analytics, performance-based budgeting, internal data sharing, and data science – all hot topics with broad appeal. The Connect agenda explores where these ideas (and many more) are going and how they are improving communities and transforming governments.

Data Camp

The rubber meets the road at Data Camp. Roll up your sleeves and choose from dozens of small group workshops that range from strategic planning to hands-on coding. Let by customers, Socrata leaders, and industry experts, Data Camp will help you get started working on your program’s most important 2017 initiatives while connecting with your peers around the country who are tackling the same types of programs.

Education & Training

This year Socrata is excited to offer our Education & Training classes at Connect. These small class, interactive sessions will dig into managing and administering Socrata’s different solutions. Learning in-person, with a sandbox environment to follow along, is the best way to get the hands-on training you need to become a Socrata expert.

Register for Socrata Connect

Join us March 6-8, 2017 at the Gaylord National Resort & Conference Center, Washington, DC