[Peru] #OpenDataDay 2016

For the third consecutive year, Open Data Peru organized the #OpenDataDay, an international event about #OpenData.

Currently the open data is becoming a trend adopted by governments to provide information about public spending, budgets, etc in open formats, free to use and available to any citizen. In this way it seeks to create a more transparent and citizen participation system, since being released under this license, any citizen can access and use the information to build distribution platforms, data visualizations, etc. This not only benefits citizens, it also allows specialists, academics, journalists and organizations to process this information to generate research, articles and much more complete applications.

On March 5, Open Data Peru invite different specialists, citizens and organizations to discuss and learn about the use and contribution of open data. During the morning they could hear various talks on the implementation of open data in Peru. Several initiatives, such as the collective @QDatosAbiertos (We Want Open Data), which seeks to inform and closer to citizens with different communication campaigns and workshops aimed at use of technologies that allow them to exploit these without being specialists stand out. Ciudadanos al Día,  presented a initiative for Best Practices of Open Data in the public sector, which aims to reward public institutions to publish information in open data.

Another great experience was that of the Municipality of San Isidro, which since 2015 has been promoting a culture of technology and innovation. They implemented a portal open data and organized a hackathon. Currently just join the International Open Data Charter.

Open Data Peru, presented a summary of the work carried out during 2015 and one of the main activities (workshops, hackathons, Dataton, etc) made was the National Scholars Program, which was focused on the decentralization of open data at the national level. During this program we worked with communities of different technology departments Peru and other leaders were selected to become data trainers. With this work Open Data Peru seeks to create a network of trainers and specialists who can work steadily and advice on creating platforms and applications using open data, and create a space for experimentation and citizen participation.

During the afternoon, were held simultaneously workshops with different specialists . Participants were able to learn more about data journalism work, visualizations, narrative, semantic web, usability and internet governance.

The #OpenDataDay 2016 in Peru, closed the day with a dynamic of lightning talks during #PiscoyDatos.

Open Data Peru is constantly in search of volunteers to work with open data technology projects, train more journalists in the dynamics of working with data and promote a more transparent system through the release of open data. To date we keep on improving and contribution of open data in our platform d.odpe.org

We thank all the communities and organizations that were part of #OpenDataDay: StoryCode, OjoPúblico, Hiperderecho, Hack IT Labs, Ciudadanos al Día and each of the speakers.

The event was sponsored by Hack IT Labs, Municipality of San Isidro, the Peruvian Press Council and the Latin American Open Data Initiative (ILDA), thank you for your contribution and organization of the event.


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