As we wrap up most of the activities of Open Data Day 2022, we believe it’s a good time for us to start the discussion around the ideas and plans for Open Data Day 2023.
Over the years many community members and organizers have provided us with valuable feedback and suggestion to help make Open Data Day more impactful. This continuous discussion with help ensures that Open Data Day thrives in a rapidly changing world/ecosystem.
Some of the refresh ideas that we received in the past, and we would like to discuss them with you and get your input:
- Event date: On the document, ODD is celebrated on the first Saturday of March, but informally communities around the world have made it week-long celebrations, as the first Saturday of March doesn’t always work best for everyone. So, we have been receiving requests and suggestions to recognize it and make ODD a week-long celebration, giving the community flexibility.
- Thematic focus: Over the year, the ODD mini/small grants are given to organizations hosting events with a certain thematic focus and currently we have 5. Most of that thematic focus is guided by the sponsor who supports the mini/small grants. But, since last year we have received suggestions to update it and focus on a single theme to achieve impact. (For reference: Open Access Week, whose theme for 2022 was Open for Climate Justice).
- ODD website: We also constantly receive feedback and suggestions on updating the ODD website so that it can be used to highlight and promote the impact made by ODD. In 2020 the website was updated to incorporate the event report section, but there are many things that can be improved.
So, we would love to hear your thought, reaction, and suggestions on this? especially regarding the event date and thematic focus.
Thank you in advance!