Silver Sponsor – Red Hat

Cary, NC – We are proud to announce that Red Hat is sponsoring Triangle Open Data Day at the Silver sponsorship level.

Red Hat is well known for their civic involvement in the community, is present in Raleigh, and very recently at the NCSU Centennial Campus.

Jason Baker from Red Hat will be presenting an education track session on Open Source v. Open Data, so we will all be able to learn the differences between these 2 different “open” movements.

Anti-Harassment Policy

Cary, NC – Triangle Open Data Day Anti-Harassment Policy.

Why do we have an official anti-harassment policy for Triangle Open Data Day events?

  • It sets expectations for behavior at the event. Simply having an anti-harassment policy can prevent harassment.
  • It encourages people to attend who have had bad experiences at other events.
  • It gives event staff/volunteers instructions on how to handle harassment quickly, with the minimum amount of disruption for the event.

Triangle Open Data Day is dedicated to providing a harassment-free event experience for everyone, regardless of:

  • gender
  • sexual orientation
  • disability
  • gender identity
  • age
  • race
  • religion
  • nationality

The above is not an exhaustive list — we do not tolerate harassment of event participants in any form.

Sexual language and imagery is not appropriate for any event venue, including talks. Event participants violating these rules may be expelled from the event, and even banned from future events at the discretion of the event organizers/management.

Harassment includes (but is not limited to):

  • offensive verbal comments related to gender, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity, age, race, religion
  • the use or display of sexual images in public spaces
  • deliberate intimidation
  • stalking
  • harassing photography or recording
  • sustained disruption of talks or other events
  • inappropriate physical contact
  • unwelcome sexual attention

​​​Participants asked to stop any harassing behavior are expected to comply immediately.

Exhibiting partners and guest speakers are also subject to the anti-harassment policy. In particular, exhibitors and speakers should not use sexualized images, activities, or other material, or otherwise create a sexualized environment in their slide decks, exhibit material, exhibit staffing, promotional items or demo material.

If you are being harassed, notice that someone else is being harassed, or have any other concerns, please contact an organizer or event volunteer immediately. Organizers and event volunteers may be identified by t-shirts or special badges/lanyards. Organizers will investigate the issue and take appropriate action. This may include helping participants contact venue security or local law enforcement, provide escorts, or otherwise assist those experiencing harassment to feel safe for the duration of the event.

Contacts:

  • ian.henshaw@technologytank.org
  • Phone: 919-633-0055
  • Law Enforcement:
    • Emergency Dial 9-1-1
    • Non-Emergency in Durham 919-560-4600 or 919-560-4601
    • Non-Emergency in Raleigh 919-996-3335
    • Non-Emergency in Chapel Hill 919-968-2760

Though we hope that we never have to invoke this policy, we believe that having this document helps everyone think a little more about how their actions and words affect the whole community, as well as individuals in the community.

License and attribution

This policy is licensed under the Creative Commons Zero license. This policy is based on several other policies, including the GDG Research Triangle Anti-Harassment Policy and the Ohio LinuxFest anti-harassment policy, written by Esther Filderman and Beth Lynn Eicher, and the Con Anti-Harassment Project. Mary Gardiner, Valerie Aurora, Sarah Smith, and Donna Benjamin generalized the policies and added supporting material. Many members of LinuxChix, Geek Feminism and other groups contributed to this work.

Attendance Half Way!

Cary, NC – The attendance for Triangle Open Data Day has now crossed the halfway point and we are still expecting a sell out. If you know someone who is waiting to get a ticket, tell them to register now!

TODD Registration Site

Attendee Stats:Triangle Open Data Day Attendee by Type Graph

Triangle Open Data Day Attendee by City Graph

Presenting Sponsor – MetLife

Cary, NC – We are proud to announce MetLife as the Presenting Sponsor for Triangle Open Data Day. Metlife is well known for their civic involvement in the community. MetLife is making a huge investment in the Triangle with their new campus in Cary, NC, and now with Triangle Open Data Day. Their involvement in Triangle Open Data Day will add prestige to the flourishing Open Data movement in the Triangle.

On the same day in November that MetLife broke ground on their new Cary, NC campus, MetLife also ran the very successful TechJam in support of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). MetLife brought more than seventy-five technologists to the RTP headquarters to develop innovative solutions to improve the coordination of health care for U.S. military veterans. (Read more in the WSJ Article MetLife Assembles Technology Elites to Help U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Break Down Barriers to Improve Veteran Care)

Metlife Twitter Campaign for Hiring Our HeorsJust this week, MetLife ran a successful Twitter campaign in support of Hiring Our Heros.

We are thankful to have MetLife as the Presenting Sponsor of Triangle Open Data Day

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Current Registration Status

Cary, NC – There are currently over 100 people signed up for Triangle Open Data Day (TODD). You can see who is coming on the EventBrite TODD registration page. Here are the graphs showing the distribution of attendee type and where they are coming from:

Triangle Open Data Day Attendee by type as of Jan 24, 2014

Triangle Open Data Day Attendee by City as of Jan 24, 2014

The distribution of attendees has changed in 10 days!  Note, we are using “ROW” to designate people coming from outside the Triangle.

45 Registrations in 3 days!

Cary, NC – We have had a strong registration for Triangle Open Data Day (TODD) since we opened registration on Saturday. 45 people have registered so far and at this pace we will sell out in a very short while! You might be interested in a few stats about the participants who will be finding new and novel ways of analyzing and using all of the data that municipalities and others collect. While your personal registration information is not Open Data, the summary information of our registrants will be open.

Before we show you those graphs, we need to state the obvious. As you know the event is free to participants but the event cannot be great without sponsors to help support the event, so please take the time to visit with our sponsors and find out about their offerings. Any contacts you have with potential sponsors for this event, please pass along their contact information to me – Ian Henshaw <ian.henshaw@technologytank.org>.

Sponsor pitch over, now for those graphs:

Attendee Summary

Graph of Triangle Open Data Day Attendees by Type

 

Graph of Triangle Open Data Day Attendees by City

Triangle Open Data Day Image

Triangle Open Data Day

Research Triangle, NC – Registration for Triangle Open Data Day is open.

Over 300 Designers, Developers, Policy Wonks, Data Analysts, Data Librarians, Citizens, Hackers and Government Officials and Employees will gather to do new and novel things with government data that has been opened.

Demand for this event will be strong, so register now to claim your spot.

Event Details

  • Help your municipalities and fellow citizens.
  • What: Triangle Open Data Day
  • When: Saturday, February 22, 2014 at 8:00 AM – Sunday, February 23, 2014 at 6:00 PM (EST)
  • Where: College of Engineering, Engineering Building II , NCSU Centennial Campus, Raleigh, NC
  • Why: Write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.
  • Registration Site

The Venue is Announced

We have selected a venue for Triangle Open Data Day (TODD) 2014!

On both Saturday, February 22 and Sunday, February 23, 2014, we will be meeting at the Engineering Building II on the NCSU Centennial Campus. Access to power plugs and WiFi were a major reason to select this venue. Directions and detailed maps will be posted as we get closer to the event. I am sure that our thanks to Dan Green at NCSU will continue beyond our event.

The Institute for Advanced Analytics at NCSU has shown an early interest and we may have up to 80 of their graduate students participating, so it is time to plan your game. What in Open Data can you see as an opportunity?

We are looking forward to seeing all of you in the new year!

Same Venue for Sat and Sun

Raleigh, NC – Story by Ian Henshaw

We had originally planned to have the Triangle Open Data Day event in 2 different places but we have decided to simplify things and use just 1 venue. We will have lots of power outlets and WiFi. (If you watched the YouTube clip from RTP180 you would know this):

Book your calendars now for TODD! Saturday, February 22 through Sunday, February 23, 2014.

The Venue is Chosen

Raleigh, NC – Story by Ian Henshaw

The venue has been chosen and all details will be coming soon. Book your calendar for Feb 22-23, 2014 and stay tuned!