Bloggers, hackers, designers, statisticians and other citizens who are interested in Open Data and Transparency will gather online and offline for the International Open Data Day on February 22, 2014. The event takes place to encourage governmental data openness.
Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments.
Anyone can organize a local event in their city as long as the event is open for others to join. The attendees can participate in creating anything related to Open Data, be it with local or global applications, visualizations, scraping data from a government website to make it available for others or even organize a series of workshops with government officials, journalists or other stakeholders affected by open data.
The hashtag that will be used for the even is, #ODD2014. Some Twitter users have already started posting their comments on the hashtag.
#OpenData Day is community powered in a timezone near you. http://t.co/ImmMztmcUM #ODD2014 it's gonna be on 22 Feb so mark your calendar!
— Clarice Africa (@ClariceAfrica) February 10, 2014
Dozens of cities are participating in the hackathon.
Announcements are also made on Twitter for local events in different places.
يوم البيانات المفتوحة – مصر http://t.co/PdqDzokxcP #ODD2014
— Yamen Bousrih (@yamenbousrih) February 9, 2014
The Open Data Day in Egypt, http://t.co/PdqDzokxcP
Anything going on in #Cambodia for #ODD2014 ? http://t.co/YQwaz5ETkM @s_channe
— Philippe Ceulen (@pceulen) February 5, 2014
Hurray! Welcome @antoniocuga and Peru to Open Data Day 2014 – #ODD14 #ODD2014
— HeatherLeson (@HeatherLeson) February 3, 2014
Apparently the crew in Japan has decided they are going to OWN #opendata day 2014 #odd2014 http://t.co/IN8gE0dZun
— David Eaves (@daeaves) December 19, 2013
Add your city to the list if it is not already there, and start planning for a local event there.