On Saturday, February 23rd, activists in dozens of cities around the world will be coming together to participate in Open Data Day (http://opendataday.org/). From the website:
If you have an idea for using open data, want to find an interesting project to contribute towards, learn about how to visualize or analyze data or simply want to see what's happening, then definitely come participate! No matter your skillset or interests, we are encouraging organizers to foster opportunities for you to learn and help the global open data community grow.
This is a chance not just to meet local activists but to meet and work with open data activists around the world. We'll be playing tutorials, chats and demos from other cities, and perhaps even making a demo for others to use. Let us know if you have anything you'd like to present about, whether just to us or to the wider Open Data Day community. :)
We'll be at BoCoup loft* from 1pm to 5pm. The Sunlight Foundation is generously providing us pizza and drinks, so let us know if you have requests/allergies/etc.
For project ideas, and more details, check the planning wiki (https://openhatch.org/wiki/Open_Data_Day).
* Bocoup loft is a short, 5 min walk from South Station. Make sure to follow these directions (http://goo.gl/maps/o1Jr4) though as it can be confusing if you go straight down Summer St.