Code Michigan Connect Forum for Business Leaders Coming to Lansing


Code Michigan Connect, a forum aimed at providing the latest information about open data and civic coding to business and government leaders, will be held in June in Lansing.

“The Code Michigan Connect forum is a great opportunity for anyone interested in the ways open data can fundamentally change the way government solves problems and engages citizens,” says Caleb Buhs, a spokesman for Michigan’s Department of Technology, Management, and Budget.

Buhs says the conference marks an effort by the state to create and share government data. In 2013, Gov. Rick Snyder signed an executive directive requiring all state departments and agencies to work in partnership to establish procedures for cross-departmental and jurisdictional data sharing and processing.

Buhs says the event will feature a question and answer session with experts in both the public and private sectors, and will offer time for networking.

Speakers include Mike Evans, founder of Loveland Technologies LLC, a Detroit-based company working to put every parcel of land in America online; Scott TenBrink, a project manager at the School of Information at the University of Michigan; and Zak Tomich, Michigan’s director of enterprise information projects, among other speakers.

The event will be held on June 5 at the Michigan Historical Center. To register for the free event, click here