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Africa Open Data Jam

From: Steven A.
Sent on: Friday, July 18, 2014 1:35 PM
On August 5th, The US State Department, US Office of Science and Technology, USAID, USDA, and IBM are hosting a one-day Africa Open Data Jam as part of the US-African Leaders Summit.  We expect a wide range of policy and data professionals from across Africa and the United States to participate.  The goal is to share African experiences in Open Data publishing, real use cases that demonstrate growth and empowerment, develop skills and capabilities, and build a global community of Open Data developers and professionals who can help Africa become an Open Data leader.

This Jam is designed to be interactive, informative, and fun. It will involve diverse skills and experiences, and showcase real live examples of how Open Data works, African Challenges and opportunities, and example applications. There will be a mixture of keynote presentation, panel discussions, lightning talks, solution demonstrations, and problem-solving workshops. Participants
should come out of the meeting with tangible experiences of what works, how it works, and how it can be deployed at home – with new relationships across Africa and the United States.

Our goal is to create new global relationships that bring passionate Open Data communities together to share common challenges and build new solutions.  It doesn't matter where you live, where you were born, or where you work.  We are looking for Citizens of the World to work together to help African countries embrace Open Government and Open Data.  If you are interested in lending your skills and talents to a new international effort that will make a difference please join this meetup group and RSVP by August 1st.

Best Regards,


Motto: "Do First, Think, Do it Again"

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