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International Open Data Day Set for February 22
Written by Tarek Amr On 11 February 2014 @ 17:29 pm | 8 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  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 . Some Twitter users have already started posting their comments on the hashtag.
— Clarice Africa (@ClariceAfrica) February 10, 2014 
Dozens of cities are participating in the hackathon.
Announcements are also made on Twitter for local events in different places.
— Yamen Bousrih (@yamenbousrih) February 9, 2014 
The Open Data Day in Egypt, http://t.co/PdqDzokxcP 
— Philippe Ceulen (@pceulen) February 5, 2014 
— HeatherLeson (@HeatherLeson) February 3, 2014 
— David Eaves (@daeaves) December 19, 2013 
Add your city to the list  if it is not already there, and start planning for a local event there.
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URLs in this post:
 Image: http://wiki.opendataday.org/Main_Page
 the International Open Data Day: http://opendataday.org/
 ODD2014: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ODD2014
 #OpenData: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23OpenData&src=hash
 http://t.co/ImmMztmcUM: http://t.co/ImmMztmcUM
 #ODD2014: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ODD2014&src=hash
 February 10, 2014: https://twitter.com/ClariceAfrica/statuses/432682556073324545
 Image: http://opendataday.org/map/
 http://t.co/PdqDzokxcP: http://t.co/PdqDzokxcP
 February 9, 2014: https://twitter.com/yamenbousrih/statuses/432577164781699073
 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/
 #Cambodia: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23Cambodia&src=hash
 http://t.co/YQwaz5ETkM: http://t.co/YQwaz5ETkM
 @s_channe: https://twitter.com/s_channe
 February 5, 2014: https://twitter.com/pceulen/statuses/430886130289233920
 @antoniocuga: https://twitter.com/antoniocuga
 #ODD14: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23ODD14&src=hash
 February 3, 2014: https://twitter.com/HeatherLeson/statuses/430485859209457665
 #opendata: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23opendata&src=hash
 #odd2014: https://twitter.com/search?q=%23odd2014&src=hash
 http://t.co/IN8gE0dZun: http://t.co/IN8gE0dZun
 December 19, 2013: https://twitter.com/daeaves/statuses/413559108831559680
 the list: http://wiki.opendataday.org/2014/City_Events
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