GRAY BROOKS, 30, Senior API strategist, General Services Administration: “The potential of government data is like the iceberg underneath the water line. Every time we collaborate with another agency to publish another API, that opens the door for the rest of the world to leverage that API.”
Brooks’ passion for improving government through technology has been key to his success working at various organizations in the public sector — Obama for America, the Federal Communications Commission and now GSA. Brooks is known for regularly bringing together the like-minded to further the open data agenda.
Fun fact: Brooks is one of the masterminds behind the Third Thursday New Media Drink Up.
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