[ckan-discuss] Global Open Data hackathon

Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray at okfn.org
Thu Oct 28 21:16:18 BST 2010

This sounds great David!

Cc'ing this to the open-government list! ;-)

Suggest we start listing names / locations! E.g. here:


You could perhaps lead a session on this at OGDC2010?

All the best,


On Thu, Oct 28, 2010 at 10:01 PM, David Eaves <david at eaves.ca> wrote:
> There is some growing interest to hold a global open data hackathon to help
> build interest in open data - particularly to support localities where open
> data is not on the radar for government or politicians.
> The goal is to do it on December 4th, with the broad goal of trying to
> enable hackathon's to connect so people can showcase projects and ideas. The
> World Bank is keen to promote it as they are in the midst of their Apps for
> Development challenge which dovetails nicely - they may even be able to
> deploy people in certain regions to come and participate, something that
> could give a real credibility boost to advocates trying to engage local,
> regional or national governments.
> If anyone on this list is interested please drop me a note - david at eaves.ca
> - right now it looks like we have interest in Vancouver, Ottawa, Sao Paulo
> and London, with people in some other cities starting to ping me.
> cheers,
> dave
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Jonathan Gray

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