DataSF Speaks

Our blog and musings on all things data.

How to Unstick Your Open Data Publishing

By Joy Bonaguro

In San Francisco, we have some data (sorry, I mean a lot of data). But sadly, there is no magical red publish button. So how to go about it? Priortize your data. We follow 4 key strategies.

5 Ways to Scale the Mountain of Data in Your Organization

By Joy Bonaguro

Creating a data inventory for an entire City feels a lot like climbing a mountain. Read how we scaled this mountain and what we've learned along the way.

Raising the digital barn, or how we're building the Housing Data Hub

By Jason Lally

The Housing Data Hub was born out of the notion that in order to mature our open data practice at the City, we needed to diversify our approach to publishing data. In the City’s open data strategy, a quick look at datasets over time reveals a publishing stagnation.

Housing Data Hub - from Open Data to Information

By Joy Bonaguro

Today we launched the Housing Data Hub - your go to resource to learn about housing programs in San Francisco and the data behind them. This is also the first of what we hope to be a series of strategic open data releases over time.

Welcome to DataSF's new home

By Joy Bonaguro

We are excited to launch our new website! Going forward will be the home of our official website, while we have re-branded the open data portal as SF Open Data at From day one, we needed a website, not just an open data portal.