Guess what? It’s that time of the year again! Woohoo!
What: Open Data Day
Where: Manoa Innovation Center, 2800 Woodlawn Dr #100
When: Saturday, March 4th, 2017 from 9 am until 5 pm
Please RSVP on our meetup page so we know how much food to get! If you aren’t registered, you won’t be able to eat! 😀
On March 4, 2017, Code for America will hold its sixth annual “CodeAcross” event called Open Data Day to coincide with International Open Data Day. Code Across is a weekend of civic hacking events hosted by over 100 cities in the Code for America network around the world. The goal is to activate the Code for America network and inspire residents everywhere to get actively involved in their community.
The theme for this year is “Storytelling with Data”. Code for Hawaii is hosting the Honolulu event at Manoa Innovation Center (Big ups to our sponsor, HTDC) on March 4, 2017. We’ll be in the Presentation and Ideation rooms from 9 am to 5 pm.
We have speakers representing the ACLU and the Grassroots Institute to speak about the problems around open data and data transparency. We’ll be having a data portal showdown highlighting the various data portals in the state. In addition, we’ll have an educational track where you’ll learn the tools necessary to tell stories with data – these tools include how to use source control, command line tools to scrape and parse data, and tools to help visualize the data. Finally, for those interested in working on real projects, we’ll have a project track with several real-world projects to work on that are focused around open data.
What to bring
Your laptop, power cables, monitors, wifi hot spots, ideas and most importantly… YOU!
(*Schedule will get updated as we get closer to March 4th)
- 9:15am – Keynote
- 9:30am – Speaker Track
- 10:15am – Educational Track / Project Track begin
- 12pm – Lunch / Grinds!
- 1pm – Hawaii Portal Showdown featuring Hawaii’s data portals
- 2pm – Educational Track / Project Track continue
- 4pm – Group Presentations!
This year, our event is being sponsored by the wonderful folks over at HTDC!
In addition, we’d also like to thank the wonderful folks over at Box Jelly, Hawaii’s First Coworking space, for allowing us to host our project / planning nights there.