The Cleveland Civic Tech + Open Data Collaborative brought together Northeast Ohio’s first annual celebration of data, civic technology, and the doers working to improve our region. Held in conjunction with the March 4th International Day of Open Data, Data Days CLE was one of over two-hundred and fifty global events celebrating, and innovating through, data accessibility. With over 200 participants, the three-day event, entitled “CTRL + ALT + CLE”, was held at the HIMSS Innovation Center in downtown Cleveland and featured an institutional data tools and training symposium, a morning forum conversation with Aneesh Chopra, President of NavHealth, author of Innovative State and the first Chief Technology Officer of the United States under President Barack Obama, as well as a day-long un/conference geared towards citizen inclusivity where participants set the agenda.
About The Cleveland Civic Tech + Open Data Collaborative
The Cleveland Civic Tech + Open Data Collaborative (The Collaborative) is an association of data, civic technology, and socially minded organizations and individuals working to improve Northeast Ohio. Via a joint Living Cities, Code for America, and National Neighborhood Indicator’s Partnership (NNIP) grant in 2015, The Collaborative was formally named a “Learning Partner” and awarded seed funding to be used for events, relationship building, trainings, and or initiatives meant to build the Cleveland civic technology community.
The Collaborative uses the funding primarily for ecosystem mapping, network-weaving, and knowledge sharing purposes; the aim of which to build capacity in existing organizations as well as to create new and or improved connections within the greater civic technology ecosystem.
The Collaborative meets on the morning of the 4th Monday of every month at the Rising Star Roastery in Cleveland's Clark-Fulton neighborhood.
For event highlights, view our complete #DataDaysCLE Storify: https://storify.com/CLECivicTech/data-day
For future events, news, and social media, follow The Collaborative at DataDaysCLE.org.
Article written in collaboration with Councilman Brian J. Cummins, Ward 14, April Hirsh Urban, Research Associate at the Center on Urban Poverty and Community Development, and Taylor A. Henschel, Executive Assistant to Councilman Brian J. Cummins, Ward 14.