On Saturday 6th March 2021, the eleventh Open Data Day took place with people around the world organising hundreds of events to celebrate, promote and spread the use of open data. Thanks to generous support from key funders, the Open Knowledge Foundation was able to support the running of more than 60 of these events via our mini-grants scheme.
We did our usual workshop as stated at https://is.gd/OpenDataDay2021, using our Pocket Infrastructures to create (inter)personal wikis and to connect them with community wikis at https://comunal.red (of/from community.net) regarding building the public memory of citizens interacting with public institutions.
Que bueno! En la comunidad de #Grafoscopio y @hackbo también andamos celebrando el #OpenDataDay #ODD2021 este sábado, virtualmente. Ya nos juntaremos en nuestras celebraciones de nuevo ;-) <3https://t.co/aoAFUUMuS6 pic.twitter.com/fcYAw3l3YJ— Offray Vladimir Luna Cárdenas (@offrayLC) March 3, 2021
Our idea of simplifying infrastructure to amplify/diversify participation is working pretty well as the synergies between local and international communities and between short and long term products and processes. How to use this to create momentum and self sustainability to digital citizenship and open government interaction for/from the Global South is still an open question and needs a broader discussion with Open Data Day communities and institutions.
I think is a way to showcase and signal to the world the things that different communities around the globe are doing with data. The international character of the event and the institutions behind could help to increase public institutions awareness about local communities requirements and actions.
Yes we created a wiki and improved the Grafoscopio community wiki, called Grafoscopedia with some exploratory data converting/sharing scripts in Grafoscopio interactive notebooks (see http://ws.stfx.eu/OUIYQX1I1XTG and https://i.imgur.com/xxi8Gn2.png). The source code repositories for documentation and code are at https://mutabit.com/repos.fossil/indieweb/ and https://mutabit.com/repos.fossil/comunal/.