Tomorrow is the day where people in more than 100 cities will be gather to share knowledge, create application and explore possibilities in open data. In Nepal it will be the part of open movement.
YoungInnovations, OpenDRI/WorldBank and Mozilla together with Freedom Forum, NGO Federation of Nepal, aidInfo, Wikimedia Nepal, Institute of Engineering, Kathmandu University, OSAC, FOSS Nepal and other supporters are celebrating Open Data Day on February 23, 2013 (Saturday).
We are conducting Hackathon in open data, mapathon, editathon, presentation and Mozilla Public Event, (a part of Mozilla South Asia Inter-Community Meetup where Mozilla Staffs and Community members from different countries will be present in the event).
The activities planned for the day are:
Presentation on Open Data – Series of presentations to make people aware of what open data is and how it makese sense in Nepalese context.
Open Data Hackathon – On the spot coding sprint that will bring in developers, designers, statisticians, analysts and data geeks to sit together and use the data that that is there in public domain to create applications and products that gives more meaning to these data within 6-7 hours.
Mapathon -The World Bank’s Open Data for Resilience Initiative (OpenDRI) will conduct Mapathon wherein the participants will collect field data, edit and digitize satellite imagery to create an open and free online map of the the Kathmandu Valley using openstreetmap.
Wikithon – Wikimedia Nepal will teach the participants of the event how to edit articles in wikipedia, specially in Nepali script.
Localization sprint – Mozilla will conduct the localization sprint wherein participants will localize Mozilla products such as Firefox, Firefox OS etc.
Open Data Stalls – There will be around 10 different stalls to showcase activities and initiatives related to Open Data Initiatives in Nepal from civil society, academia, tech-community, etc.
Mozilla team from different countries will join the event after lunch (13:00 hrs) and take session on
· Community introduction
· B2G (Firefox OS) apps development
· Mozilla Webmaker
· Localizing Mozilla Products
There will also be an interactive session with the Mozilla community members.
All the activities will be carried out in parallal providing opportunites for visitors to network and collaborate with each other. Details of the program is accessible at: http://wiki.opendataday.org/Kathmandu2013
Details for event:
Venue: Local Development Training Academy, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur.
Date: 23rd February 2013, Saturday
Time: 11:00 hrs onwards
We cordially invite you to be part of this event, learn more on Open Data and share your valuable views. The event is free for anyone to participate and you can join us any time during the event as per your convenience. Please feel free to forward it to your students, colleagues and friends as well.
Thanks for your valuable support and cooperation !