RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK – On Saturday at Wake Tech’s RTP Campus, NC Open Pass will host Triangle Open Data Day as part of the International Open Data Day celebrations.

Participants from around the Triangle will hear presentations on the Triangle’s open data programs, an update on a regional IoT stormwater project, the importance of census data and much more.  In the afternoon, the participants will have a choice to attend a workshop on leveraging open data to make bike pathways or work on other open data related projects.

“We are excited to partner with Wake Tech’s Business Analytics and Data Science Support programs. This event will allow the students to showcase what they have learned as well as introduce them to the open data community at large and also potential future employers”, said Chris Mathews, NC Open Pass Co-Chair and Wake Tech Alumni.

This event is free, but to help with planning please RSVP here

The Triangle Open Data Day is the start of the 2020 event series that NC Open Pass plans.  To support project work in between planned events, the Open Raleigh Brigade is hosting a series of spring meetups at HQ Raleigh’s Gateway location.  These meetups, happening the 2nd and 4th Tuesdays between March and May, will allow local tech folks to explore open data to tackle local problems.

“The Open Raleigh Brigade meetups are a great way for people to work on projects the brigade is sponsoring with our government partners from the City of Raleigh and Wake County,” said NC Open Pass Co-Chair Jason Hibbets. “Our brigade leadership team met with city and county staff in January to begin identifying topics that are part of their strategic plans to align brigade projects and maximize impact to our community and to assist our government partners in their efforts and 2020 initiatives.”

The first meetup will be on Tuesday, March 10 from 6:00 – 8:30 pm. More details can be found online.