David Herzog, 2010-2011 Fellow
We launched OpenMissouri.org as part of my RJI fellowship on March 17, during Sunshine Week. We had 135 data sets from nearly 20 state government agencies listed on the site at kickoff.
Since then, we’ve hit nearly 150 data sets and are continuing to add features (data file sharing and Sunshine letter generator) and otherwise tweak the site.
I’ve learned some great lessons this fellowship year by tapping into the wisdom of my fellow RJI fellows and Columbia developer Jamie Stephens, and from reading “Getting Real,” a book from 37signals, a web software company.
Here are some of those lessons, in no particular order