The Commons Initiative at SF State

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“He who receives an idea from me, receives instruction himself without lessening mine; as he who lights his taper at mine receives light without darkening me.”

--Thomas Jefferson


Help us make this initiative grow.



Upcoming events

Open Data: Challenges and Best Practices1 week 4 days from now

The panel explores challenges, best practices and how everyone benefits in opening up data to the community.  Specifically, students, staff and faculty can use open data in class projects, planning and instruction.



  • Joy Bonaguro Chief Data Officer Office of Mayor Edwin M. Lee City and County of San Francisco
  • Ian Kalin, Director of Open Data at Socrata
  • Arno Puder,...
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