Join fellow data hackers for
Cary’s first International Open Data Day Hackathon.

Saturday  /  February 23rd  /  2013
Cary, North Carolina


When: Saturday February 23rd 2013

If you have an idea for using open data, want to find an interesting project to contribute towards, learn about how to visualize or analyze data or simply want to see what's happening, then definitely come participate!


No matter your skillset or interests, we are encouraging you to help the global open data community grow. We need all of the following:



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We need computer cowboys and cowgirls like yourself to wrangle data into something useful. That means visualization, notification, integration, etc., all in the name of doing something crazy and fantastic.


We need people like you to make the everything look amazing, feel intuitive, and have a smooth user experience. The best application in the world that no one can use... isn't much use! You know the drill.


We heard you folks like books and eat catalogs of data for breakfast. You beautiful people are going to scour the earth for interesting data, help the rest of us figure out what’s important, and generally be useful.


YES! YOU ARE SO NEEDED. Seriously. While we can find it, blow it up, calculate it, and make it look pretty, we needs us some mean number crunchin’ to present meaningful visualizations. Join up.


We need you the most. If it weren’t for you, this whole thing wouldn’t be happening. We need ideas, cheerleaders, and friends to spread the word.

Here's one example of a project we could pull together...

Email and tell us about your idea.


Saturday, February 23rd, 2013, 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Doors open at 8:30 a.m.

Cary Open Data Day 2013 Schedule

Time Workshops Hackathon
8:30a - 9:00a Registration/Breakfast/Coffee
09:00a - 9:15a Welcome
9:15a - 9:45a Keynote: What is Open Data? (Jason Hare, City of Raleigh)
9:45a - 10:45a Ideas/Brainstorming/Team formation
10:45a - 12:30p Getting Started: Github and Google tools Seek, find, hack, and code
11:15a - 11:45p Data Journalism
11:45a - 12:15p Triangle Wiki
12:15p - 1:00p Lunch
1:00p - 1:30p Open Data Day live link with London & San Francisco
1:30p - 2:00p Policy, governance, ethics Code, hack, and prettify
2:00p - 2:30p Privacy
2:30p - 3:00p Opening Cary's Budget with
3:00p - 3:15p Snack
3:15p - 3:45p Code for America
3:45p - 4:15p Netizen - Congress Voting App Test and prepare to share
4:15p - 4:45p Developing for Windows 8
4:45p - 5:30p Presentations and prizes
5:30p - Socialize in Downtown Cary


The very heart of Downtown Cary

Cary Chamber of Commerce

Address:307 North Academy Street
Cary, NC 27513



frequently asked questions

This is a great idea? What made you think of it?

We are actually taking part in a much broader movement. International Open Data Day has events in dozens of cities worldwide on one day. This is their second year, and the first time that Cary is participating. You can find Cary’s page on the international site’s wiki here.

My teenage son/daughter is better at computers than I am. Is it okay to bring kids?

We actively encourage people at all age levels and skill levels. Kids are also welcome to bring along a less technically capable parent.

I do not live or work in Cary. Can I still come to the hackathon?

Abso-hacking-lutelty! There is no closed door policy for an Open Data Day. There is no requirement to use data for or from the Town of Cary, either. You can hack away for Cary, with Cary, or simply in Cary.

What do I need to bring with me?

A laptop, an appetite, and bags of enthusiasm.

Register Now

Registration for this event is full.

Please visit our Eventbrite page if you wish to be added to our growing waitlist.

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Triangle Open Data Day 2014

Saturday February 22nd - Sunday 23rd, 2014

NC State University, Centennial Campus, Engineering Bldg II


Photo from Cary Open Data Day courtesy of Hal Goodtree Photo from Cary Open Data Day courtesy of Hal Goodtree Photo from Cary Open Data Day courtesy of Hal Goodtree


We are doing it again this year, only bigger and better!

Come join the more than 250 of us expected at this year's big event!


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