Open Data Day 2015

This Friday and Saturday, February 20 and 21, Open Cleveland and OpenNEO will be hosting three free, public events as part of Code Across America (aka CodeAcross) and International Open Data Day. We are incredibly excited and hope you will spread the word about these first of their kind gatherings based in Northeast Ohio that are centered on open data and what we can do with it.

What is the CodeAcross and Open Data Day effort?

A weekend of civic events across the country where technologists and community partners connect to tackle local challenges by adapting existing solutions and building new ones with technology and open data.

The three events being hosted locally are:

Friday, February 20: Open Data Day Open House at Cleveland City Hall 12noon-2pm

  • Location: 601 Lakeside Ave., Cleveland, OH (map)
  • What: The Cleveland Public Library and Open Cleveland are hosting an open data open house at the Public Administration Library (Room 100) in Cleveland City Hall.

Stop by City Hall on your lunch hour and learn what open civic data can do for you.

Read more here.

Saturday, February 21: #OpenDataDayCLE Twitter Forum

  • Location: On Twitter, from 11:00am through 1:00pm, follow and use the hashtag #OpenDataDayCLE to participate
  • What: Beth Sebian and Jill Miller Zimon will be hosting a Twitter-based virtual forum about open data in the CLE. Topics will include (but never be limited to!)
    • If you could have access to any type of government information to make your life better or help you do your job better, what would it be?
    • Who else needs to be at the table?
    • Are there projects you’ve heard of in other cities that you are excited about?
  • Read more here.

Saturday, February 21: Code Across Cleveland

  • Location: Cleveland Public Library, 325 Superior Avenue East, Cleveland, OH (map) We will be on the 6th floor in the Map Collection.
  • What: Discover what open data and civic hacking are all about through:

SEEING a live demonstration of largelots, a website for people to find and buy City-owned vacant lots, streamlining the process.

LEARNING about new projects:

•  Local Digital Services Census: Survey the quality and usability of the 10 most-searched for digital services in Cleveland.

• Creating a searchable index of Cleveland City Council’s legislation and updates;

• Using RTA’s newly released real-time data, creating an interface with

• Your own idea!

Read more here.

Please contact us or Open Cleveland if you have any questions and we hope to encounter you somewhere in the open data activities.

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