In the last three months, I’ve been a student of “data journalism” - a form of journalism that is the product of the Internet age and the vast amount of data it generates and makes accessible. To be sure, journalism has always been driven by information derived from data, but data journalism promised something more: stories based on machine-readable, structured datasets, with the information in them extracted using software and visualized in novel ways.
Last week we celebrated Open Day 2015 in Kathmandu with great enthusiasm. The day long celebration was a full platter of events, including a hackathon, mapathon, talk sessions, discussion roundtable, theatrical play and a showcasing of initiatives.
Take a look at the Open Data Day 2015 video below for the flavour of the day!
Open Data Day this year presented a new experience for the participants. Previously, Open Data Days have highlighted the benefits of open data through technical events – for example, using data in hackathons and creating data in mapathons. This year, in addition to these tech events, we also had something very non-technical to engage a broader audience with the role and potential of open data.
At an international level we are hearing the term “Open Government Partnership” (OGP) increasingly mentioned. In Nepal, this is also becoming an increasingly discussed subject.
Open Data Day 2015 has kicked off in Kathmandu and we are more than excited about the overwhelming participation. We are here at Deerwalk Complex, Sifal at the end of the formal program. The event saw representatives from the government and members of organizations currently working on promoting Open Data in Nepal sharing ideas on the significance of Open Data.
Open Nepal is pleased to announce the third in our series of profiles about Nepal’s Data Champions. A PDF version of this profile can be downloaded here. If you would like to nominate a Data Champion please get in touch at email@example.com
Empowering citizens to monitor local development projects and use evidence as a lever for change.
Open Nepal is pleased to announce the second in our series of profiles about Nepal’s Data Champions. A PDF version of this profile can be downloaded here. If you would like to nominate a Data Champion please get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org
Opening up data to improve access to and use of public information in Nepal
Open Data Day is celebrated internationally every year where people in different cities across the world come together to liberate data, write applications, create visualizations, and hack open data. Following the success of the past two years, we are happy to announce the celebration of Open Data Day in Kathmandu on Saturday 21st February. The Open Data Day (ODD) events in 2013 and 2014 inspired enthusiasm from a wide-ranging spectrum of audiences, encouraging their participation in Nepal’s open data movement for effective development.
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