Saturday, February 18, 2017

Data Days Cleveland, Alt + Ctrl + CLE - three days of events exploring civic technology and the use of open data

Data Days CLE is three days of events planned in celebration of International Open Data Day.  The free events are being held Thursday, Friday and Saturday March 2, 3 and 4, and are open to the  public.

All events are being held at the HIMSS Innovation Center, 4th floor of the Global Center for Health Innovation, 1 St Clair Ave NE, Cleveland, Ohio 44114.  An opening reception is being hosted by and held at the Federal Bank of Cleveland.

The inaugural year is titled Ctrl + Alt + CLE, Cleveland’s first annual celebration of civic technology, data & the doers working to improve our region.

Data Days is proudly presented by the The Cleveland Civic Tech + Open Data Collaborative (The Collaborative).  For details see the press release and promotional card below and visit the web site and Eventbrite registration site.

 The Collaborative is a joint initiative of five original partner organizations, including the CWRU Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, Open Cleveland, of Code for America, Hack Cleveland, OpenNeo, the Cleveland City Planning Commission as well as, and more recently, the Cleveland Shapers, of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers venture, and the office of Cleveland City Council, Ward 14.

Kicking off in the fall of 2015, The Collaborative was born in bid for partnership through the joint Living Cities, Code for America, and National Neighborhood Indicator’s Partnership (NNIP) grant. Supported by the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, the grant supports teams of civic technologists, data practitioners and government officials in cities to develop data and technology solutions to address pressing problems.

Special thanks to Leon Wilson and the team at the Digital Excellence Initiative at the Cleveland Foundation and everyone at DigitalC for their encouragement and support.  And, to HIMSS North America to hosting this 1st Annual gathering.

NOTICE:  CALL FOR SESSION IDEAS - The Saturday, CLE - UnConference is an opportunity to mingle with users, developers, advocates, and folks of all backgrounds around tech and data.  It's your opportunity to bring ideas and use your fellow attendees for their expertise in hacking out solutions.

Sessions are not lectures or presentations, they're collaborative, inclusive, discussions that serve as a sounding board for ideas and solutions. Submit your ideas here (as many as you'd like) - help us ideate our civic tech and data future!

And, thanks to all of our Ctrl + Alt + CLE SPONSORS: 

DataDaysCLE playlist