Data user groups are a great way to build a community of people working to solve problems with the help of open data. We hope that the ideas included here provide a starting point for a data user group of your own.
As we've mentioned throughout this resource, the staff at the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center are the ones who pioneered this approach and inspired us to create this guide. First and foremost, thank you again to everyone at WPRDC for sharing your insights and ideas. Second, we encourage everyone interested in those insights and ideas to go directly to the source at wprdc.org, and to attend one of WPRDC's events in person if time and geography allow.
Finally, we would love to hear your thoughts about this playbook and how you have used it. Send comments, questions, ideas, and other feedback to [email protected]. We would love to hear what you think of this resource and how we could make it better for your city.
“How Hosting User Groups for Open Data Helps Cities”, Sunlight Foundation
Relevant WPRDC Tools