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Story by Hal Goodtree. Photo by HackNY.org.
Cary, NC – Cary’s first Open Data Day and Hackathon are coming on February 23, 2013. The event is open to developers, designers, policy wonks, data analysts and regular citizens.
The Open Data movement is about utilizing the massive amount of information on the web about our towns and communities. From International Open Data Day:
[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.
Open Data is where technology meets government Sunshine laws.
But Open Data is just a stream of information until someone (or some group) turns it into a useful application. It could be a website about traffic, a mobile app about parks or visualization of energy usage.
Open Data Day is open to everyone.
If you have an interest in technology or a skill to share, register now.
41 cities across the world are participating in Open Data Day, including London, Paris, Rome, Berlin, Shanghai and Tokyo. In the United States, only six cities have signed up:
Cary’s first Open Data Day is being hosted by the Cary Chamber of Commerce, leading the charge on technology and information in our fair town.
Learn more about Cary Open Data Day:
18 people have signed up in Cary as of January 24. With about a month to go until the event, Cary Open Data Day promises to be a lively event.
Cary Open Data Day
Presented by TechnologyTank.org
Saturday, February 23, 2013
8:30 AM to 5:45 PM
307 North Academy Street
Cary, North Carolina 27513
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