What is Open Data Day?

Open Data day is an annual meetup by Open Data enthusiasts for everybody interested in the potential of data in the information age. If you are interested in using more data, making better use of data or finding more data to use, then join us on Open Data Day in Tallinn.

The event will be held in k-space.ee hackerspace (Akadeemia tee 21/1, 5th floor) on Saturday, 3 March, from 12:00 to 16:00.

ODD 2018

Open Data is making progress in Estonia. After establishing Open Knowledge Estonia, we have gathered a lively community and even won state procurement for promoting Open Data. We discuss our plans and have workshops on many different tracks from linked data to freedom of information tools. If you use Facebook, you can find our dedicated event here.

What is going on this year?

The event is language neutral, which means that we use English wherever possible and the majority of topics will be presented in English. There are no language restrictions for participants for asking questions or making comments: we try to include everybody in the discussions and do ad hoc translation where needed.

You are welcome to pop in to any of our workshops/presentations or just come to meet other people interested in data:

  • Open Knowledge introduces our plans in scope promoting Open Data government procurement — Maarja-Leena Saar
  • OpenGovIntelligence, understanding the Drivers and Barriers of Estonian Open Government Data Usage — Maarja Toots, Keegan McBride
  • Estonian Open Research Data projects under patronage of OpenAIRE and ETAIS — Andi Hektor
  • First steps in creating Open Data catalogues in an institution. Example of Estonian municipalities — Märt Põder
  • Running Freedom of Information portal as a hack to get more Open Data — Märt Põder

Some additional workshops and presentations are still discussed, so check either here or our Facebook page for the latest program.

If you have an idea for using open data, want to find an interesting project to contribute towards, learn about how to visualise or analyse data or simply want to see what's happening, then definitely come participate! Participation is a core value of Open Data Day, everyone is free to voice their opinions in a constructive manner. No matter your skill-set or interests, we are encouraging organisers to foster opportunities for you to learn and help the global open data community grow.

Event Resources

Find all the details about the event here!



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The venue of the event is Akadeemia tee 21/1 5th floor (k-space) and we will meet there from 12 to 16.

The exact schedule is still under discussion and you are most welcome to suggest or host your own track or workshop during the event. Feel free to contact us or file an issue on Github.


Organizer: Open Knowledge Estonia
Co-host: Wikimedia Estonia
Venue sponsored by: k-space

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