Mark Headd is the former Chief Data Officer for the City of Philadelphia, serving as one of the first municipal chief data officers in the United States, and was also Director of Government Relations at Code for America. He currently works with civic technologists and open data advocates as a Developer Evangelist for Accela, Inc.
A coder and civic hacking veteran, he has worked as both a hands-on technologist and as a high-level policy advisor. Self-taught in programming, he holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, and is a former adjunct instructor at the University of Delaware’s Institute for Public Administration, where he taught a course in electronic government.
Follow Mark on Twitter @mheadd.