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Africa Open Data Jam - Thanks and Notes

From: Steven A.
Sent on: Sunday, August 10, 2014 7:47 PM
Thanks to everyone who participated in the Africa Open Data Jamp on Tuesday, August 5th.  We had Super high turnout, with 150 registered resulting in 100 in the room and 30 online.  This is pretty great considering we got the whole thing organized in less than four weeks.  Luckily we had fantastic speakers and participants who contributed so much to make this event productive and fun.  The Jam Sessions resulted in concrete plans and next steps; with leaders taking responsibility for each plan.

All presentations are available on the site in the Files Section:

Photos from the event are available here:
(please tag yourself)

Breakout Action Plans are available here:

Please contribute your ideas and thoughts to the discussion forum:

Video Presentations from the event (sorry I didn't record everything):

Amadu Massalla Keynote on Open Data in Sierra Leone:

Jeanne Holm Lightning Talk:

Fouzia Abdikadir-Dahir Lightning Talk:

IBM BlueMix GODAN Demo #1:

IBM BlueMix GODAN Demo #2:

Breakout Jam Results #1:

Breakout Jam Results #2:

Breakout Jam Results #3:

There will be a Jam Follow Up Call on September 5th.  Please register to attend here:

Lots of work to do.  Thanks for everyone's passion and contributions.  Special thanks to US State Department, USAID, USDA, OSTP, the IBM BlueMix Team, and the government and civil society of Sierra Leone.

Best Regards,


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