The seventh annual Open Data Day is March 3rd!! Across the world, organizations are putting on events to advocate for open data policies, share victories and best practices, and meet others in the open data community.
There are two events in Louisville this year:
(1) we'll be at Shawnee Library looking at Open Data and Data Ethics [https://www.meetup.com/Louisville-Civic-Data-Alliance/events/247940644/ ] and,
(2) we'll working with our friends at Metro Louisville in a DKAN-member joint hackathon to improve the city's open data portal [http://data.louisvilleky.gov]. Metro Louisville uses DKAN to manage the city’s open data on everything from parking citations to voting precincts to property foreclosures. The folks at DKAN have created a series of Github issues representing bite-sized tasks that would make a big difference for DKAN users, helping to improve our city's open data portal, while involving the community in a valuable open source project [https://github.com/GetDKAN/dkan/issues?q=is%3Aissue+label%3A%22Open+Data+Day%22 ].
This will be a technical event that will involve coding and working with other cities on GitHub on a large open source project, but we welcome all levels of coders from beginners to advanced! If you are less technical and would like to help, you can work on cataloging Louisville's open data progress on the US City Census here: http://us-cities.survey.okfn.org/place/louisville
Hope to see you either at LouisLab for the DKAN Open Data Portal hack or at Shawnee Library for Open Data & Data Ethics. Lunch and beverages will be FREE!!
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