Archive for February 2014

OpenUpstate/OpenDataDay2014 on Github

We now have an OpenDataDay2014 repo ready on Github. We'll we using that before, during, and after the event to share data, docs, designs, and code. Grab a ticket (they're free!) and we'll get you added as a Team member.

We're actively looking for open data--especially related to South Carolina or the Upstate (or the cities therein) specifically. If you've got some--or are up for making some!--we'd love to have you join us on the Wiki even if you can't make it to the event.

See you Saturday!

Published on February 21, 2014 at 8:41 am |

Upstate Open Data Day

Upstate Open Data Day
2 North Main Street
Greenville, SC 29601
02/22/2014 10:00 am to 02/22/2014 5:30 pm
Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments.

We're bringing this to Greenville, SC (hosted at OpenWorks) to explore open data and how local developers can contribute tools, tech, and talks on the topic.

We'll be using Cloudant and Apache CouchDB to manage, MapReduce, and munge open data sources including,,, DBPedia (data from Wikipedia), and anything else we can find.

If you know of open civic data in the state or region, please bring those brains so we can hack for some civic good as well!

Eventbrite - Upstate Open Data Day


Cloudant - the Do More Data Layer



10 am - kick off, welcome, coffee
noon - lunch - tacos...maybe?
1-5 pm - hack!!!
5:15-ish - presentations on what happened, post-ops
6 pm - after party downtown somewhere

Published on February 13, 2014 at 10:09 am |

Filed under meetup, hackathon, json

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