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International Open Data Day Set for February 22

Written by Tarek Amr On 11 February 2014 @ 17:29 pm | 6 Comments

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Bloggers, hackers, designers, statisticians and other citizens who are interested in Open Data and Transparency will gather online and offline for the International Open Data Day [2] on February 22, 2014. The event takes place to encourage governmental data openness.

Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments.

Anyone can organize a local event in their city as long as the event is open for others to join. The attendees can participate in creating anything related to Open Data, be it with local or global applications, visualizations, scraping data from a government website to make it available for others or even organize a series of workshops with government officials, journalists or other stakeholders affected by open data.

The hashtag that will be used for the even is, #ODD2014 [3]. Some Twitter users have already started posting their comments on the hashtag.

Dozens of cities are participating in the hackathon.

International Open Data Hackathon [8]

International Open Data Hackathon

Announcements are also made on Twitter for local events in different places.

The Open Data Day in Egypt, http://t.co/PdqDzokxcP [11]

Add your city to the list [23] if it is not already there, and start planning for a local event there.


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[1] Image: http://wiki.opendataday.org/Main_Page

[2] the International Open Data Day: http://opendataday.org/

[3] ODD2014: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ODD2014

[4] #OpenData: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23OpenData&src=hash

[5] http://t.co/ImmMztmcUM: http://t.co/ImmMztmcUM

[6] #ODD2014: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ODD2014&src=hash

[7] February 10, 2014: https://twitter.com/ClariceAfrica/statuses/432682556073324545

[8] Image: http://opendataday.org/map/

[9] http://t.co/PdqDzokxcP: http://t.co/PdqDzokxcP

[10] February 9, 2014: https://twitter.com/yamenbousrih/statuses/432577164781699073

[11] http://t.co/PdqDzokxcP: http://eg.okfn.org/2014/02/%D9%8A%D9%88%D9%85-%D8%A7%D9%84%D8%A8%D9%8A%D8%A7%D9%86%D8%A7%D8%AA-%D8%A7%D9%84%D9%85%D9%81%D8%AA%D9%88%D8%AD%D8%A9/

[12] #Cambodia: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cambodia&src=hash

[13] http://t.co/YQwaz5ETkM: http://t.co/YQwaz5ETkM

[14] @s_channe: https://twitter.com/s_channe

[15] February 5, 2014: https://twitter.com/pceulen/statuses/430886130289233920

[16] @antoniocuga: https://twitter.com/antoniocuga

[17] #ODD14: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ODD14&src=hash

[18] February 3, 2014: https://twitter.com/HeatherLeson/statuses/430485859209457665

[19] #opendata: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23opendata&src=hash

[20] #odd2014: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23odd2014&src=hash

[21] http://t.co/IN8gE0dZun: http://t.co/IN8gE0dZun

[22] December 19, 2013: https://twitter.com/daeaves/statuses/413559108831559680

[23] the list: http://wiki.opendataday.org/2014/City_Events

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