February 3, 2015

Open Data Day 2015

Open Data Day is back

After a very successful Open Data Day 2014, Kenya is once again gearing up for 2015 edition of the International Open Data Day. A gathering of citizens in cities around the world to develop applications, liberate data, create visualisations, publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.

Open Institute is excited to be hosting once again the Kenya’s edition of Open Data Day in an event taking place simultaneously in 3 cities: Nairobi, Kisumu and Mombasa.

All of this would not be possible without the kind support of our partners, the ICTAuthority and Angani as well as our fantastic set of community organisers that have been working hard to set everything in motion in all three cities:

Nairobi – iHub

Mombasa – Swahilibox

Kisumu – Lake Hub

Here are things you can do right now to make Open Data Day awesome:

  1. Submit your ideas for projects you want to work on or topics you want to talk about or hear more off

Do you have an idea of what you’d like to work on or talk about during the event? Share it on the homepage of the event website (http://opendataday.co.ke/) and fill in the Google form at the bottom of the page. You can also see the list of submitted projects or topics here:http://opendataday.co.ke/project-ideas

  1. Send us any (and every) data you have

What would Open Data Day be without data? If you have any data, please share it with us. You can send this to us on hello@openinstitute.com

  1. Sharing is caring

Spread the word about Open Data Day! Let’s get others to participate by publicising this information. The official hashtags for the event are#ODD15 and #ODDKenya, with specific cities also tweeting on #ODDKisumu, #ODDNairobi and #ODDMombasa.

4. Register and Attend

Registration is now open until the 20th of February and its Free. Book your ticket to avoid disappointment and what will be an amazing day of networking and great conversations.

We’re really looking forward to the event and hope you are too. If you have any questions about the event, feel free to email us at hello@openinstitute.com. Tweeting? We’ll be responding to queries on @Open_Institute, hashtag #ODDKenya

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