Open Government Data Day was held on the Wednesday following GOVIS conference.
Over the past two years, conversations around opening up government data have moved on from asking 'Why should we do this?' to asking 'How do we do this?'.
GOVIS and Open NZ teamed up to put on the Open Government Data Day. This was a free event that aimed to generate answers to the 'How?' question and strengthen connections between government agencies and the developer community.
One of the outcomes is more government datasets released in time for the Mix and Mash NZ competition that will be run in August.
What's was on the agenda?
- Presentations from people within government agencies who have successfully opened up their data, describing the process they followed and the challenges they overcame,
- Mini workshops/expert help sessions to answer the questions people have around opening up data (licensing, technology, business cases etc).
A group note taking exercise produced a good summary of takeaways from the audience.