Mark Ritchie, Minnesota Secretary of State, sat down one on one with Bill Bushey to discuss Minnesota open data practices during the recent March 2014 Capital Code: An Open Data Jam day events.

Below are the Questions that were asked:
1 - Where does open data fit in with an evolving democracy?
2 - How can citizens use open data to improve their community?
3 - Why is it important to host an open data public event?
4 - What obstacles does the government face by making data open to the public?
5 - How do changing local and national demographics effect the use of open data in relation to technical advancements?
6 - Discuss the importance of public input on the President's recently released open data plan. Also, how can it positively influence society?

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