ODADI (Open Data & Democracy Initiative) will launch its activities by holding a weekend Hackathon, Coding for
Democracy, from 3-5 August 2012 in Cape Town, for the purpose of generating widespreadinterest and awareness among programmers, the media, activists, and other constituencies in the Western Cape and beginning development of a wide range of open data solutions to pressing governance concerns.
Who is ODADI?
The Open Data and Democracy Initiative (ODADI) is an open, non-partisan community of citizens, activists, technologists, journalists, and entrepreneurs dedicated to developing and applying practical open technologies and promoting open data as a means to
efficient governance, increased transparency, improved service delivery and the empowerment of South African citizens.
Launched in June 2012, the initiative is led by a volunteer working group representing fifteen different civil society, media, and technology organisations in the Western Cape, with active participation from government. The Money and Politics Project at OSF-SA and Ndifuna Ukwazi are providing informal assistance in convening working group meetings and the launch Hackathon.
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