Past Meetup

DataJam: Empowering voters through Open Data [OpenCity]

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Hey Data Do-Gooders! Get Ready! Mark your calendars for May 5th, Saturday as DataKind Bangalore, in collaboration with (, plans to explore how open data can enable citizens to make a more informed decision while voting in the upcoming Karnataka assembly elections

The idea of the DataJam on the upcoming Karnataka assembly election is to understand the point-of-view of citizens for assessing the information published online by the government and civic organizations.
What factors would a voter like to take into consideration before choosing his/her leader?
What techniques can we use to enable citizens to make a data-driven decision for voting?

We invite you to be a part of this DataJam to discover various questions around the elections data and figure out how to answer those questions.


10:30 - 10:45: Introduction to DataKindBLR
10:45 - 11:00: Introduction to OpenCity
11:00 - 11:30: Break out for Problem Munging
11:30 - 13:00: Reconvene, Shareback & Conclude
13:00 - 14:00: Lunch
14:00 - 17:00: Break out for Hands-On Session
17:00 - 18:00: Reconvene to share learnings


We do not provide any hardware or software for you to use. You should bring your own laptop and come ready to use with whatever data tools you like.

Preparations for lunch will be made on our behalf.

Can't wait to see you all there!

Thanks to our venue and food sponsor, Sahaj Software Solutions (, for their continuous support to our mission of doing data-for-good!

We are committed to providing a welcoming and safe environment for people of all races, gender identities, gender expressions, sexual orientations, physical abilities, physical appearances, socioeconomic backgrounds, nationalities, ages, religions, and beliefs.