About

The Irish OpenDatathon is a not for profit, free to enter, public access competition aimed at promoting the use of open data gathered from Irish datasets, for innovative solutions

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MAKING OPEN DATA WORK

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Our mission

The Irish OpenDatathon openly invites all members of the community together, to create a visualisation that combines multiple open datasets with the ambition to produce both a useful and possibly insightful tool for working with the data.

The Irish OpenDatathon is a competition whose winning entry will be published as an open source project in the spirit of openness.

data.gov.ie website

The data.gov.ie portal brings all of the known open datasets together in a single searchable website, with varying formats of consumable data such as spreadsheets, JSON, HTML, and CSV file.

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Frequently Asked Questions

A Frequently Asked Question section is available on the registration page covering aspects of the event, travel options, and other details.

Open Datasets

Public, open datasets are available via the data.gov.ie website which defines the concept of open data as:

The concept of Open Data is about making data held by public bodies available and easily accessible online for reuse and redistribution. As public bodies have progressed in areas like eGovernment and data analytics, the potential of data and, in particular, Open Data to help deliver economic, social and democratic benefits has become clearer.

Support

The Irish OpenDatathon is funded by the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform via the Open Data Engagement Fund and hosted by Waterford Institute of Technology’s ArcLabs Research & Innovation Centre.

Team

Event Coordinators

Terry

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Terry O’Brien

Head Librarian

Waterford Institute of Technology

David

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David Kane

Systems Librarian

Waterford Institute of Technology

Jonathan

Jonathan

Jonathan Brazil

Research Systems Support Officer

Waterford Institute of Technology

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