Tyler Celebrates Open Data Day

February 26, 2021 by Melissa Crowe

Tyler Celebrates Open Data Day

Celebrate Open Data Day, the annual event dedicated to open data all over the world, Saturday, March 6.

The one-day event is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business, and civil society. Last year, more than 300 events took place globally to mark the 10th anniversary of Open Data Day.

Event organizers are taking up creative approaches this year to host virtual celebrations, for example, five U.S. cities are combining forces to host an online event celebrating open data in their communities.

Little Rock is teaming up with Baton Rouge, New Orleans, Memphis, and Chattanooga to look at high-value and frequently accessed datasets to showcase to other cities. Additionally, the event will feature a Mayor's Panel on challenges each city faces and how open data is part of the solution. Register for the Open Data Day: Southern Cities regional event.

New York City Mayor’s Office of Data Analytics and BetaNYC is hosting a week-long, online festival of community-driven open data events. Among the events are Home School of Data, a curated selection of classes and workshops featuring open data.

In other parts of the world, civic hackers, data nerds, and others will write applications, create visualizations, and publish analyses using open data, as well as encourage more open data policies in local, regional, and national governments worldwide.

More About Open Data Day

For Open Data Day 2021, you can connect with others and spread the word using the #OpenDataDay or #ODD2021 hashtags. Alternatively, you can join the Google Group for advice or to share tips.

Find out more about Open Data Day by visiting opendataday.org and add your event to the global map.

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