Cajicá: Ciudadanías y Digitales Gobierno Abierto - Event Report

Saturday 6 March 2021
9:30 (COT)
Online, Colombia (The Americas)
Offray Luna / Grafoscopio Community

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.

This event received an Open Knowledge Foundation mini-grant thanks to support from the Open Contracting Partnership.

How did your event celebrate open data?

We did our usual workshop as stated at, using our Pocket Infrastructures to create (inter)personal wikis and to connect them with community wikis at (of/from regarding building the public memory of citizens interacting with public institutions.

Lessons learned from your event

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.

Why do you love Open Data Day?

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.

Did you or your team produce any resources (datasets/tools/maps/code/etc) during your Open Data Day celebrations?

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 and The source code repositories for documentation and code are at and

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