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Open Data Day 2017 to be Celebrated on March 4 in Kathmandu, Registration for Open Data Hackathon 2017 Opens

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Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. On this day, data enthusiasts around the globe gather and celebrate the flexibility of using open data.

For the last four years, without a pause, YoungInnovations Pvt. Ltd. (YIPL) has been organizing this event in Nepal. Giving it continuity, this year too YIPL is set to organize the event. Open Data Day 2017 which will be the fifth consecutive year of Open Data Day celebration in Nepal is scheduled for March 4. The venue for the event is yet to be decided.

Open Data Hackathon 2017

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Like each year, this year also the event hosts the Open Data Hackathon. For the benefit of those of you who are new to the Open Data Hackathon, it is an event that lasts for a day where techies, journalists and citizens collectively develop applications, visualizations and tools that can harness the power of Open Data to solve real life issues.

Unlike previous years, this year the Open Data Hackathon 2017 is scheduled a week earlier than the Open Data Day that is on February 25  at Leapfrog Technology, Dillibazzar. The hackathon will focus on providing a solution in the domain of health and public procurement. In previous years, the events used to run parallel on the same day. However, this time it seems that the organizers are trying to make the hackathon more sophisticated and exciting. And talking about the result of this years’ hackathon, it is planned to be announced on March 4, amidst Open Data Day 2017.

Anybody who is interested can participate in this hackathon, individually or with a team. The registration for participation is open and free of cost.

To participate and learn more about the Open Data Hackathon 2017, pay a visit to this link.

And, if you are interested to know about previous year Open Data Day and the Open Data Hackathon, then you can find all the major happenings of it right here on this link.

Edited by Awale Sushil.

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