Last March 4, Friday, we celebrated the International Open Data Day through a one-day sharing and gathering event, which was a collaborative effort of 10 organisations and data experts. Teeming with over 50 participants, there were students and academics, civil society activists, journalists, programmers and tech enthusiasts, international NGO representatives, and government officials in attendance. Throughout the day, we had 11 speakers discussing about the state of the art in open data, divided into morning and afternoon sessions.
The event was jointly organised by the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap team, Centre for Innovation Policy and Governance, Data Science Indonesia, Tempo, Publish What You Pay, Perludem, and the Jakarta Lab. Other international organisations – including Making All Voices Count, UN Global Pulse, and the World Bank – were also present to throw in their perspectives on championing stronger open data practices in Indonesia.
The excitement we garnered from the event showed us how the awareness of open data locally is becoming stronger than ever, with growing interest from the citizens of Jakarta. This is thrilling news for the Jakarta Lab team—as we are keen on cultivating the growing community of open data enthusiasts in Indonesia and beyond!
We’ve made all presentations from the event available online, so you could check them out if you missed the day itself.