Miroslav CodeAcross & OpenDataDay 2016 Buzz

Importance of Open Data for Local Governments

How can local and federal governments contribute to the digital transformation, citizen engagement and information transparency?

Some of these questions were in focus last weekend (4.-6. of March), when CodeAcross and OpenDataDay events were held in Zagreb. Events included different panels focusing on information science curriculums and the importance of open data for governments and communities. Weekend hackaton that followed panel discussions motivated projects focused on public education infrastructure such as public schools geocoding project. Another related project was connecting and comparing available study programs and corresponding student quotas with available jobs currently listed in National Employment Bureau.

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