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Wednesday, May 25 • 2:00pm - 3:30pm
Open Data Breakout Sessions

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This working session will tie together the themes that emerge during the day’s civic innovation conversations. This time is a chance for local organizations working on open data and digital justice issues to get to know members of the community who are interested in using that information. The session will be driven by your participation, so come with questions, problems, ideas, or challenges that you see in your own neighborhood. Data providers will also share what’s working and what’s not in their community engagement efforts. Even if you aren’t able to attend the sessions earlier in the day, all are welcome at this breakout. No experience working with open data or technical experience is required! All ages are welcome. 

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Kenneth Andejeski

Senior Fellow, Challenge Detroit
As an urbanist and human-centered designer, Kenny explores the intersection of entrepreneurship, education and community economic development in revitalizing urban spaces. Kenny currently works as a freelance strategist and consultant in Detroit with contracts through the Detroit Economic Growth Corporation and Human Scale Studio. He is also a Challenge Detroit alumni who captains teams in the Detroit Hoops League and Detroit Ultimate Frisbee... Read More →

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Kibichii Chelilim

Kibichii is a Data Manager and Programmer at Data Driven Detroit where he coordinates the improvement of organizational data infrastructure and management and works on on-demand data requests.
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Shelley Stern Grach

Director-Civic Engagement at Microsoft, Microsoft
Shelley Stern Grach is the Director – Civic Engagement for the Technology and Civic Engagement (TCE) group at Microsoft Corporation. Based in Chicago, Shelley focuses on supporting long term economic development and STEM and STEAM programs that accelerate the Mayor’s Plan for Chicago. Stern Grach focuses on the intersection between community awareness and utilization of MS Philanthropies, YouthSpark’s digital literacy curriculum, and... Read More →
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Jeff Reichman

Founder/Principal, Sketch City/January Advisors
Jeff works on technology projects as a project manager, strategist, coder, designer, advisor, and general teammate. His work has been honored by the League of Women Voters, the White House, and the Houston Business Journal.
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Dexter Slusarski

Senior Data Manager, LOVELAND
Dexter specializes in developing processes for managing, maintaining and analyzing large datasets like LOVELAND’s National Cadastre which covers 100 million parcels across the United States. Before Joining LOVELAND in 2014, Dexter worked as a Planner for the City of Lansing’s Planning and Neighborhood Development Department, where he developed a deep love for open source projects, data analysis and community engagement. Dexter holds a Masters... Read More →