On March 4, 2017, Code for America will hold its sixth annual "CodeAcross" event called Open Data Day to coincide with International Open Data Day (http://opendataday.org/). Code Across is a weekend of civic hacking events hosted by over 100 cities in the Code for America network around the world. The goal is to activate the Code for America network and inspire residents everywhere to get actively involved in their community.
Code for Hawaii is partnering with HTDC (http://htdc.org) to host a local event that will have an education/speaker track alongside a track to work on open data projects. In addition, the focus for Open Data Day 2017 will be on the following four key areas:
The theme for this year is “Storytelling with Data”. Code for Hawaii is hosting the Honolulu event at Manoa Innovation Center (Big ups to our sponsor, HTDC (http://htdc.org)) on March 4, 2017. We’ll be in the Presentation and Ideation rooms from 9 am to 5 pm.
We have speakers representing the ACLU and the Grassroots Institute to speak about the problems around open data and data transparency. We’ll be having a data portal showdown highlighting the various data portals in the state. In addition, we’ll have an educational track where you’ll learn the tools necessary to tell stories with data – these tools include how to use source control, command line tools to scrape and parse data, and tools to help visualize the data. Finally, for those interested in working on real projects, we’ll have a project track with several real-world projects to work on that are focused around open data.
WHO SHOULD GET INVOLVED:
Urbanists, civic hackers, government staff, developers, designers, community organizers, and anyone with the passion to make their city better.
(Schedule will get finalized as we get closer to March 4th)
9:15am – Keynote
9:30am – Speaker Track
10:15am - Educational Track / Project Track begin
12pm – Lunch / Grinds!
1pm - Hawaii Portal Showdown featuring Hawaii's data portals
2pm - Educational Track / Project Track continue
4pm – Group Presentations!
WHAT TO BRING:
Your laptop, power cables, monitors, ideas and most importantly... YOU!
SPONSORS & PARTNERS:
We'd like to give a big Mahalo to the High Technology Development Corporation (http://htdc.org)for helping sponsor this event.
We'd also like to thank the wonderful folks over at Box Jelly (http://www.theboxjelly.com/), Hawaii's first Coworking space, for allowing us to host our project / planning nights there.
Contact us to sponsor the event!
Hope to see you there!