Matt Barr

Matt Barr

Matt has been at the helm of mySidewalk's data and technology strategy since 2013. In the decade since, he has kept our solutions and tools on the cutting edge for Changemakers on the local and national stage. With the rise of artificial intelligence, Matt's expertise and thought leadership have been foundational in mySidewalk's efforts to help transform communities with data-driven intelligence. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Volunteering time outside of mySidewalk with WeCode KC, Matt spreads his passion for tech to future generations learning computing and Javascript.

Posts by Matt Barr

Spreadsheet Smarts: How Sidekick Outperforms the State of the Art

Tech publications are excited about a new development from research at Microsoft. The technique, SpreadsheetLLM, is described in detail in a newly published research paper. As research papers go, it's on the more accessible side. Pro tip: read the abstract, look at the images, read th …

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Sidekick goes to Washington

Sidekick Goes to Washington: How the Department of Commerce Can Make Their Data AI-Ready The Department of Commerce has issued a request for information: AI and Open Government Data Assets Request for Information, seeking expert input on making data AI-ready. At mySidewalk, we have ex …

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Making Data Accessible for Everyone

Taking On a Big Challenge for Data Visualization The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” – Tim Berners-Lee -inventor of the World Wide Web One of the most unique things about working at a data company that const …

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