Excitement about open government data is on the rise, as evidenced by the enthusiastic turnout and participation at the recent DKAN Open Data Summit in Washington, D.C.
Guests attended from all across the country and represented a variety of organizations, from government agencies to NGOs to civic technology firms.
It was an opportunity for intergovernmental connection as agencies shared their experiences and plans around open data, while leaders of the DKAN community explained the future roadmap for the open source platform.
DKAN around the globe
DKAN has been deployed worldwide in places like Cologne, Puerto Rico, and Italy. Willie Seabrook of Angry Cactus led an inspiring trip around the open data world, highlighting international use of DKAN by cities such as Copenhagen and Dubai. The backend of DKAN has been translated into English, Spanish, French, Arabic, and other languages.
The future of open data
Where is open data going next? Andrew Nicklin of GovEx reviewed some of the use cases that agencies should be considering in 2018 and beyond, as open data converges with modern innovations like blockchain and the Internet of Things.
Open data made easy
DKAN makes it simple for agencies to publish their data for storytelling, regulatory compliance, and user engagement. Site managers at the Summit showed how easy it is to manage a DKAN site as a typical client user without any code.
Growing the open data community
The DKAN platform has been strengthened through the efforts of open data leaders and developers from all over the globe. This event, hosted by CivicActions, was an inspiring opportunity to build momentum within the DKAN community and help agencies move their open data goals forward.
Thank you to everyone who participated in the 2017 DKAN Open Data Summit. This wouldn’t have been possible without the combined efforts of the organizers, speakers, and everyone who attended.