In this Meetup, Oliver Rack will present the concept of Open Data and the corresponding initiative in the Rhein Neckar region. In brief, it will be about how public authorities such as the city of Mannheim make parts of their data freely accessible and usable by everyone and the opportunities which arise thereby. The talk will be in German, due to the nature of the data. But please come as well if you're interested in the topic and your German is less than perfect. We'll surely find a way that you will nonetheless understand the essentials.