THIS WEEKEND: Open Data Day in the iSPACE -- March 4, 2017 from 8-3

Join Code for Tucson and the UA Library for Open Data Day Tucson 2017

  • What is Open Data?  "Open data" is data that is published by government agencies, non-profits, and other groups, free of charge, for anyone to use.

  • What is Open Data Day?  It is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. For the fifth time in history, groups from around the world will create local events on the day where they will use open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society. 

  • What are "Civic Hackers"? Don't let the term hacker scare you - it's not always a bad thing. "Civic hackers" are groups of people that use the open data out there to create apps, build websites, make tools, and produce other outputs (social media campaigns, reports, articles) that will benefit the local community. You don't have to be a programmer to participate (although comfort with technology is helpful).  If you aren't sure about it, come and check it out! It's a fun way to learn!

  • Code for Tucson will be hosting an event right here in the Old Pueblo to see what a motivated group of civic hackers can achieve with open data in 8 hours. Come join us for food, good company, and data!