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The Socrata Data API or SODA is one of the foremost API resources for Government and for social data discovery. One of the major use cases for open data is of course increasing law enforcement effectiveness for analysis and transparency. One such mashup using the Socrates API is the Crime Data for San Fransisco.
API Moscow just opened its doors with plans to spark entrepreneurial activity and prevent innovative companies from taking talents abroad. The API in the name refers to application programming interface that PW, and many others, find the future of the connected world will be built upon. Although APIs will most likely play an essential role among the many startups that will occupy the incubation space, in the case of API Moscow, the name represents the connection where innovators, investors, mentors, and markets can meet and launch new businesses and products.
A workshop on open government data pathways by API Evangelist and current White House Innovation Fellow, Kin Lane, shows there is still plenty of potential for developers, startups and interested citizens to influence the government open data agenda and make use of government data assets. Lane ran the workshop as part of the pre-opening day's workshop series at API Strategy and Practice, being held in San Francisco for the rest of the week.