What is open data? Why is it important? Who are the key players? What are the challenges and how do you get involved? This highly interactive course addresses those questions, drawing on resources from more than a dozen open data organizations and challenging you to get involved.You’ll meet more than 20 experts, from key civic hackers in the field to innovative government influencers. They outline the importance of open data, how they’re involved in the movement, the challenges they face, and the successes they’ve achieved. Along the way, you’ll answer questions, set goals, and identify next steps you will take to get involved in the open data movement or take your current civic hacking to the next level. No matter your role or level of experience, this course will inspire and equip you with the information and resources you need to realize the full value of open data.

This Learning Path consists of 2 Courses:

Civic Hackers in Action

Seizing the Open Data Opportunity - Interactive [1 hour]

Open data fuels innovation, improves transparency and enables better decision-making in government. No matter what your level of experience with open data, these 15 lessons and interactive exercises will help … View Course


Government Data Influencers in Action

Seizing the Open Data Opportunity - Interactive [1 hour]

If you’re a civil servant tasked with opening data in your agency or department, this course is for you!  In particular, if your role is connected to opening government data or … View Course