IODC 2018: Where You’ll Find Us

September 25, 2018
Emily Fung
News/Events, Open Data

This week, DG will be participating in the International Open Data Conference (IODC). While we will be attending an extensive mix of events – and focusing on gender issues in open data – we hope to see you at the following sessions in particular:


Open Heroines Gender Spotlight Do-A-Thon

Tuesday 25 September, 11:00 – 17:00, Palacio Lezama, Av. Martín García 344, C1165ABP CABA

Building on the concept of a hackathon, a do-a-thon is a collaborative “sprint” in which people work together on projects and to solve challenges. We’ll be working on projects integrating gender data into the city of Buenos Aires, extractives and gender, open data for indigenous women across the Mekong, and other exciting projects!

The Open Heroines Gender Spotlight do-a-thon is connecting people from a wide variety of skills and experiences together to work on gender issues. We know that amazing results come from plenty of collaboration, and we’re looking forward to solving challenges with you.

We’ll be here until 5pm, so if you’re in Buenos Aires today, come join us at Palacio Lezama!


Gender and Open Data – What’s Next?

Thursday, September 27, 12:00pm – 1:00pm, Auditorium, Usina del Arte

What are the challenges for women working with open data, and how can we can deal with them? What are the opportunities to increase the engagement of women with open data? And what would an open data ecosystem that is really by women, about women and for women look like?

DG will be moderating this exciting talk-show style panel, discussing how to better represent the gender perspective needed in our work.


Impact Session: Open Data & Environment

Friday 28 September, 12:00pm – 13:00, Room 1, Usina del Arte

The Tanzania Water Point Mapping System (WPMS) allows district water engineers to see real-time water points and explore visualizations like water scarcity and risk, showing where new resources are needed. But we know that dashboards alone aren’t enough to achieve universal access.

How can mobile phones, cross-sector partnerships, and GIS mapping lead to better outcomes for women and rural communities in Tanzania? And how can WPMS serve as a resource for smarter needs-based investments? Join us for this “Ignite” presentation showcasing examples of open data in action in the environment sector.


DG will be be attending and participating in IODC events all week long, and we’re eager to continue advancing open data where it matters. See you in Buenos Aires!

Unable to attend IODC 18 in person? Follow along on Twitter with @opendatacon, @DGateway, and the hashtag #IODC18.

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