Want to Learn New Data Skills

Join us during our data skill share sessions December 11 – 12 2015 in Benin City!

Join Us December 11 – 12 2015 in Benin City!

Its a convergence of NGOs, Journalists,Civil servants, Students and Entrepreneurs seeking to use data for advocacy and compelling storytelling

About the Event

This December OpenDataParty is an initiative of Connected Development [CODE] to make and spread open data. People from all around Nigeria will gather together in person to make things with and around open data while in a party mode 😉 Yes, we have music, free stickers, souvenirs and #OpenDrinks! and View Pictures from our last Party Here and See what participants said about the event
As a follow up to our  2014 Open Data Party in Abuja, This December #OpenDataParty is organized with support from The Indigo Trust Open Knowledge Foundation’s School of Data and Heinrich Boll Foundation Nigeria , Code For Africa, Edo State Open Data Portal, Sabi Hub and this time around we will be taking you to Benson Idahosa University, Benin City for 2 days! You can Join us at the Benson Idahosa University, Oka, Benin City on Friday, December 11 and Saturday, December 12, 2015 from 8am – 5pm. [See Agenda Below]
The Open Data Party Party will start with our Data Expedition Class [Training on Data and its use with much emphasis on environment and health data];  and also create a new platform for NGOs, journalists and citizens to use in tracking environment expenditures  – Bring your laptops, coffee mugs, and power extension cords.

If you a government official, journalist, Data enthusiast, Entrepreneurs, Students, CSOs, Activist, come in your Jeans, and support us as we have some powerful Ice Breakers and Music 🙂 




8-9.00 am – Registration | Introductory/Welcome Remarks

9.00 – 10 am – Data Pipelines [Finding Data | Getting Data | Scraping Data | Analyzing Data | Publishing Data]

Open Knowledge Foundation School of Data

10 – 10.30am – Coffee/Tea Break

10.30 – 1.30 – Skill Share with Used Cases [Using Mobile Phones to Ground Truth Data | Data Scraping Tools | Data Analysis Tools [Excel, Google spreadsheets]| Digital Security and Privacy

Reboot | BudgIT | Code for Africa | NFELTP | Heinrich Boell Foundation

1.30 – 2.30 pm – Lunch

2.30 – 4.30 pm – Telling Stories with Data [Storytelling mechanisms and tools for Journalists | Using Data for Advocacy for NGOs| How to use the  Freedom of Information Act Effectively] | Mapping Tools for Visualization

Radio One | Premium Times | Public and Private Development Center | Right to Know | NODA

4.30 – 5.00pm – What have you learnt


Through Follow The Money, how can we join to track expenditures in local communities? Lets Find Out. How can we develop a tool to reduce waste in Benin City?

9.00 – 9.30 am  Panel Session on Open Data and Waste Management

9.30 – 10.00 am Introduction to Ideation Sessions [Code for Africa]

10 – 10.30 am Tea/Coffee Break

10.30 – 1.30 pm Un-conference Sessions

1.30 – 2.30 pm Lunch

2.30 – 4.30 pm Ideation Session Presentations

4.30 – 5.00 pm Networking + Vote of Thanks


Registration for this event is closed. We look forward to seeing you in 2016!

Session Leaders

We have our activists, trainers, journalists that have been using open data in various forms coming to share and learn from you all, leading some of the sessions with you!

Hamzat Lawal

Hamzat Lawal

He is an Activist who heads Connected Development [CODE] & Follow The Money Team.


Temi Adeoye

Temi Adeoye

He co-founded Tekrapi and serves as Lead Technologist at Code for Nigeria.

Adam Talsma

Adam Talsma

He is the Senior Program Designer and Nigeria Country Manager at Reboot

Stanley Achonu

Stanley Achonu

He is the Operations Lead at BudgIT

Tina – Armstrong Ogbonna

Tina – Armstrong Ogbonna

Reporter with Radio Nigeria, Freelance Journalist, and the 2015 Gold Medal Winner, The United Nations Foundation Prize for print (including online media) and broadcast media (TV & Radio) for coverage of humanitarian and development aspects of the U.N. and U.N. agencies

Ayodele Adeyemo

Ayodele Adeyemo

He is a specialist in Remote Sensing and Geographic Information Systems and the project Lead at Nigeria Open Data Access

Joshua Olufemi

Joshua Olufemi

He is the Lead, Knowledge and Innovation at Premium Times

Adeoye Bidemi

Adeoye Bidemi

He is a Data Technical officer at the CDC-NSTOP (National Stop Transmission of Polio) and African Field Epidemiology Network (AFENET)

Oludotun Babayemi

Oludotun Babayemi

He is a Stanford University Center for Democracy, Development and Rule of Law Fellow and the Co-Creator of Follow The Money in Nigeria

Nkechi Okwuone

Nkechi Okwuone

She is a School of Data Fellow, and manages the Edo State Open Data Portal in Benin City



The Open Data Party 2016 in Benin City has been made possible through support from the following partners


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