​John Ridener, ISD's OIpen Data Community Liaison, will be co-leading a session on March 6th at the Socrata Connect conference​ in Washington, DC. 

Along with Victoria Lewis from Montgomery County (MD), John will help attendees who are starting their own open data programs. They wil explain how they formed a "support group" of their own years ago and how they have leveraged this peer network for their County's successful open data programs. The session will help attendees narrow down their overwhleming task list to a few high-value items and will provided a structured networking opportunity among open data professionals.

The Socrata Connect conference is designed to inspire attendees with a vision of what a data-fueled government looks like and give participants tangible steps to get started and fulfill the vision of open government.