Interested in open data and using open data to make the world a better place? The fifth annual Open Data Day is set to take place Saturday, March 4, 2017. Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world where groups from around the world can create local events where they 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.

Open Data Day 2017 will focus on four areas:

  • Open research data
  • Tracking public money flows
  • Open data for environment
  • Open data for human rights

Here in Sacramento, Code for Sacramento, a Code for America Brigade will be hosting Open Data Day at Hacker Lab in midtown. All skill sets welcome, including but not limited to programmers, designers, data analysts, policy wonks, concerned citizens, and everyone else!

9:30 – Mingle, coffee
10:00 – Welcome, learn about the challenges, share your ideas
10:30 – Form teams, hack!
12:00 – Lunch
1:00 – Keep on hacking!
4:30 – Share your progress, prizes!

Find out more and RSVP on the Code for Sacramento Meetup page. See you there.