Q & A with the Open Twin Cities founders



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Open Twin Cites founders William (Bill) Bushey and Alan Palazzolo.

What was the inspiration to start an organized group addressing open data on a state level?

AP: In short, our goal is to build the civic tech community in the Twin Cities and Minnesota.  The main motivation came from my personal time as a Code for America fellow in 2011 and the growing national and global open government movements.

Open Twin Cities is not just about open data, its about using technology to make our communities’ lives better, which is often driven from open data.