Formerly branded as CodeAcross (http://archive.codeforamerica.org/events/codeacross-2016/), Open Data Day (http://opendataday.org/) is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. For the fifth time in history, groups from around the world (http://opendataday.org/#map) will be gathering to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society.
This year, the global themes are: Open Research Data, Tracking Public Money Flows, Open Data for Environment, and Open Data for Human Rights, but all projects leveraging open data are welcome!
In addition to hacking, we will have opportunities to learn about open data from government officials and discuss how open data can be used to improve our communities.
Who? Neighbors, designers, engineers, data scientists and people living/working in SF
Why? Raising awareness of open data and finding creative insights and solutions to civic issues through its use
What? Solving issues both local, regional, and worldwide through the use of open data
We are gathering available resources and problem statements on a hackpad (https://hackpad.com/Open-Data-Day-San-Francisco-yvZtRaNNULx) in advance of the event.
We have limited capacity, so please RSVP if you are interested in attending!
8:30 Registration and breakfast
9:15 Opening presentation and lightning talks by government and community officials
9:45 Existing project pitches, new problem statements, and how the day will work
10:30 Hacking and Learning Opportunities
1:00 More Hacking
Open Data Day SF will hold our leadership and participants to the Code for San Francisco Code of Conduct (https://docs.google.com/document/d/1ZV_iy2CeDlTu13Af9-_5NyOC8SVP9mpxIBn0g1e_S-Q/edit?usp=sharing).