1. December 2, 2011

    2011 Open Data Day Hackathon: Better tools. More data. Bigger Fun.

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    This year’s International Open Data Day is happening on December 3rd. Citizens in cities around the world will be gathering to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.

    If you’re a software developer, designer, or visionary, check out an event near you. Here’s a short list of U.S. events:

    Open data continues to gain traction around the world, with new open data catalogs launching in Europe, North America, and Africa in 2011, and more data than ever made available from organizations like the World Bank.

    This weekend, hack something to make the world a better place.

    Twitter hashtags:
    Use the twitter hashtags #odhd + #yow <— (your airport code) for hashtags. This lets organizers geocode and visualize tweets from around the world.
    #OpenData — General Open Data comments
    #odhd — Open Data Hackfest Day
    #nyc — Your airport code
    #sosodhd — Help! We need help with an application.

    By Samantha

    Did you know?
    ChallengePost has powered many open data competitions, such as Apps for Development for the World Bank, NYC BigApps for the City of New York, Apps for Communities for the Knight Foundation and the FCC on Challenge.gov, and more. To participate or learn more, sign up for an account.

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