DataMeet organised the first OpenDataCamp in Delhi last year to create a discussion and sharing space for people involved in opening up and working with government and non-government data. This year’s Camp will focus on advancing these conversations, especially towards discussing and articulating how the open data agenda should be integrated into the Digital India initiative, the flagship programme of the Government of India to harness the possibilities of information technologies for accountable governance, effective citizenship, and a productive and job-creating digital economy. Recent international processes towards better global availability of interoperable and comparable data, such as the Data Revolution for Sustainable Development initiative of UN and the International Open Data Charter introduced by the Open Data Working Group of Open Government Partnership, will provide the wider context for our discussions.
The first half (before lunch) of the OpenDataCamp will feature keynote address and panel discussions exploring what roles should open (government) data play in the Digital India initiative, and vice versa. We must note here that the open data agenda has already been integrated into the Digital India programme by rechristening the Open Government Data Platform of India as ‘a digital India initiative’.
The second half (after lunch) of the Camp will begin with a Show and Tell session for participants to briefly share their thoughts and ongoing/finished engagements with open data. This will be followed by a collaborative writing sprint to develop a community statement on an open data agenda for the Digital India initiative.
We invite you to participate in and support the OpenDataCamp Delhi. The event schedule is provided below. For registrations, speakers’ details and FAQs, please visit – http://odc.datameet.org/odcdelhi2015.
On behalf of DataMeet, we would like to thank our co-organisers: Akvo, NASSCOM – Global Entrepreneurship Week, Random Hacks of Kindness – India, International Center for Journalists, and the unpaid labour of various volunteers and well-wishers.
09:30-10:30 Keynote Address – Open Data in Digital India (Speaker: Honourable P.D. Rai)
11:00-11:30 Tea and Coffee
14:30-15:30 Show and Tell (Open House)
15:30-17:00 Drafting a Statement on Open Data for Digital India
16:30-17:00 Tea and Coffee
17:00:17:15 Closing Remarks
17:15-18:00 Planning Session for DataMeet Delhi (Open and Optional)