International Open Data Day

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International Open Data Day is an annual event that promotes awareness and use of open data. It takes place globally, usually in February or March. Typical activities include talks, seminars, demonstrations, hackathons, training or the announcement of open data releases or other milestones in open data. In some countries it occurs along with Code Across coding events.

At the EPL Makerspace in Edmonton.

History[edit]

International Open Data Day was first proposed by David Eaves in 2010.[1] The idea followed discussions with Edward Ocampo-Gooding, Mary Beth Baker, Daniel Beauchamp, Pedro Markun, and Daniela Silva.

Today, the event coordination is done through its google mailing list. The date for the event is chosen by the group members taking into consideration different cultural events.[2]

From 2015, Open Knowledge International in cooperation with other NGOs from the Open Data world, offers mini-grants to support the facilitation of events around the globe.[3]

Events[edit]

Anyone can organise an Open Data Day event. Organisers are encouraged to record their events in the yearly events section of the Open Data Day wiki.[4]

Dates[edit]

Notable Announcements[edit]

In 2016, Megan Smith, United State CTO, endorsed Open Data Day with a special video.[16] “ We need you the most. If it weren’t for you, this whole thing wouldn’t be happening. We need ideas, cheerleaders, and friends to spread the word.”

“This day is a chance for people around the world to support and encourage the adoption of open data policies by local, regional and central governments,” said New Zealand Land Information Minister Louise Upston in 2016.[17]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eaves, David (29 October 2010). "Let's do an International Open Data Hackathon". Archived from the original on 23 December 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  2. ^ "Google Groups". groups.google.com. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  3. ^ "Announcing the Open Data Day Coalition micro-grantees". Open Knowledge International Blog. 2015-02-19. Retrieved 2017-02-11. 
  4. ^ "Open Data Day Wiki". Archived from the original on 1 September 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  5. ^ Leson, Heather (9 December 2010). "RHoK Toronto and Global Wrap-up". Archived from the original on 7 December 2013. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  6. ^ "International Open Data Day Hackathon". 3 December 2011. Archived from the original on 19 September 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  7. ^ "Open Data Day 2013". 23 January 2013. Archived from the original on 10 November 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  8. ^ Male, Mack D. (22 February 2014). "International Open Data Day in Edmonton". Archived from the original on 15 February 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  9. ^ Bailur, Savita (21 February 2015). "Open Data Day – Hackathons are the spark, but citizens are the slow burning flame". Archived from the original on 27 September 2015. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  10. ^ "Mesa celebrates Open Data Day March 5 with new website portal". Mesa Independent. 5 March 2016. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. 
  11. ^ Hellstern, Meghan (17 February 2016). "Toronto joins cities around the world in celebrating Open Data Day 2016". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  12. ^ "Code Across 2016 - Code for America". Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 
  13. ^ "Hackathon project mines social media data to gauge public's reaction". Edmonton Journal. 5 March 2016. Archived from the original on 6 March 2016. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  14. ^ https://blog.okfn.org/2017/01/25/announcing-the-2017-international-open-data-day-mini-grants-scheme/
  15. ^ "You are invited — Open Data Day". opendataday.org. Retrieved 2018-01-16. 
  16. ^ Open Knowledge (2016-03-03), Megan Smith, US Chief Technology Officer Open Data Day Message, retrieved 2017-02-11 
  17. ^ "World-leading expert to headline Open Data Day". 4 March 2016. Archived from the original on 5 March 2016. Retrieved 5 March 2016. 

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