No sábado, 6 de Março de 2021, o décimo primeiro Dia dos Dados Abertos foi realizado por pessoas de todo o mundo através da organização de centenas de eventos para celebrar, promover e disseminar o uso de dados abertos. Graças aos generosos suportes, a Open Knowledge Foundation foi capaz de apoiar a realização de mais de 60 destes eventos através nosso esquema de minibolsas.
We celebrated Open Data Day 2021 on Sunday 21 March. We started our event by familiarising attendees with "Open Data and its importance". We had 15 participants and most of them were not familiar with open source tools and technology. We visited two popular open data portals of Nepal - https://opendatanepal.com and http://data.opennepal.net. NOSK member Saroj Bhattarai showed participants how to browse and contribute to the portals.
Next, we had a session on git and Github where NOSK member Ashish Tiwari taught attendees the basics of git and Github. We started by installing git and run useful git commands. We end our git session by assigning homework to the participants. Each participant is expected to make a pull request in our Github repo. NOSK Member Poshan Pandey presented a very simple workflow of web scraping and taught participants to develop a very simple Scrapy Spider that scraps a Goodreads website.
As a final session of our event, we created a CSV file containing important technical words that are used on a website, mobile apps, and desktop applications. Then we tried to translate them into the Nepali language.
Though open data, open-source tools and Linux are very important topics, we found many students are not aware of it. We invested a significant portion of our time in introducing open-source tools. We also felt we tried to pack many events on a single day making our event very hectic.
We love Open Data Day because celebrating it gives us a sense of being a part of the global community. We always took Open Data Day as a networking and learning opportunity.
All the resources used during the Open Data Day can be found at https://github.com/officialnosk/Open-Data-Day-2021