Leigh Tami is currently the Director of Data and Analytics for the NYC City Parks Commission, after four years of leading groundbreaking city data initiatives in Cincinnati. How did you get into doing data work? After law school at the University of Cincinnati, I didn’t really want to practice law and fell into data analytics
The revolution wasn’t a given—Eric Roche and Kate Bender talk about the people-powered shifts that made a big difference for how their city operates. When cities change how they use and manage data, it’s not just about having the right technology. It’s also about people—and the way they use that data, whether they’re behind a
Sam Edelstein sees exciting potential in new ways to get data, but there’s more to consider beyond the count. Sam Edelstein is the City of Syracuse, NY’s first Chief Data Officer, where he has overseen the development and implementation of an open data policy and open data portal. Living in Syracuse, a city with four
On the other side of burnout, there’s light. Jesse Taggert and Amy Wilson share their journeys toward resiliency, what it feels like to fail at something you love, how to rest up, and how to keep going. Jesse Taggert is Director of Design at Truss, former Director of Design at CA Child Welfare Digital Services,
Two postcards from the middle of burnout explore why we’re so prone to chronic stress—as individuals and as an industry—and why that’s so hard to change. Dave Guarino was the founding engineer of GetCalFresh at Code for America, which has assisted 800,000 Californians through the application process for the SNAP program (food stamps) in
Cecilia Muñoz and Alex Loehr talk about relying on your team, finding moments to unwind, balancing (or not balancing) priorities, and building healthier habits for dealing with stress. Cecilia Muñoz is Vice President for Public Interest Technology and Local Initiatives at New America, which she joined 2017 after eight years on President Obama’s senior staff.
Dr. David Ballard is assistant executive director for applied psychology at the American Psychological Association, where he leads APA’s Office of Applied Psychology and its Psychologically Healthy Workplace program, focused on the application of psychology to a broad range of workplace issues. We spoke with Dr. David Ballard of the American Psychological Association about why