Growing Open Data Together


Hi all, thanks for showing interests in attending the event. We have closed the RSVP due to the overwhelming responses. For those who had registered, we shall see you on April 27.

If your works require government data or you want to contribute to the open data ecosystem in Malaysia, this is the event you can’t miss. Top management of MAMPU, the government agency behind Malaysia’s open data, as well as data managers of government agencies, will be there to answer your questions and hear your feedback. Together we will explore solutions and collaboration to grow our open data ecosystem.

The event is jointly organised by Hacks/Hackers Kuala Lumpur and MAMPU (Malaysian Administrative Modernisation and Management Planning Unit), supported by Google Malaysia

It's a MODUG programme (Malaysia Open Data User Group)


9:30am (5min) - Introduction of HHKL and MAMPU
9:35am (10min) - Opening remark by Dr Suhazimah Dzazali (Deputy Director General (ICT), MAMPU)
9:45am (45min) - Presentation on Malaysia Open Data policy by Dr Yusminar Yunus (Director, Digital Government Division, MAMPU)
10:30am (15min) - Q&A with Dr Yusminar
10:45am (15min) - Coffee break
11:00am (90 min) - Participatory Session: Challenges and Opportunities
12:30pm (15min) - Conclusion and action plan
12:45pm - Lunch and networking
1:00pm - End

What we're about

The worlds of hackers and journalists are coming together as reporting goes digital and Internet companies become media empires.

Journalists call themselves "hacks," someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code. Hacker-journalists try and bridge the two worlds.

This group is to bring all these people together -- those who are working to help people make sense of their world. It's for hackers exploring technologies to filter and visualize information, and for journalists who use technology to find and tell stories. In the age of information overload, all their work has become even more crucial.

This group aims to help members find inspiration and think in new directions, bringing together potential collaborators for projects and new ventures.

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