Want to Learn New Data Skills

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

Join Us November 22 – 23 2016 in Kano 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 November 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  2015 Open Data Party Benin City, This November #OpenDataParty is organised with support from ehealth Africa The Indigo Trust , and this time around we will be taking you to Ehealth Africa, Kano City for 2 days! You can Join us on Tuesday, November 22 and Wednesday, November 23, 2016 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 maps for advocacy and creating compelling stories  – 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 [Mapping using Open Street Maps  | Data Scraping Tools | Data Analysis Tools [Excel, Google spreadsheets]| Using GIS Tools for Social Impact

Reboot | BudgIT | Code for Africa | NFELTP | eHealth Africa

1.30 – 2.30 pm – Lunch

2.30 – 5.30 pm – Telling Stories with Data [Storytelling mechanisms and tools for Journalists | How to use the  Freedom of Information Act Effectively | Mapping Tools for Visualization

ehealth Africa | Premium Times | Public and Private Development Center | Right to Know | NODA

5.30 – 6.00pm – What have you learnt


Through Follow The Money, how can we join to track expenditures in local communities? Let’s Find Out. How can we use collaborative tools to map our community

9.00 – 9.30 am The Kano Mapping Party Introduction

9.30 – 10.00 am The Mapping Party

10 – 10.30 am Tea/Coffee Break

10.30 – 1.30 pm What have we mapped?

1.30 – 2.30 pm Lunch

2.30 – 4.30 pm Follow The Money Community Session

4.30 – 5.00 pm Networking + Vote of Thanks


Registration for this event is closed. If you are around Kano or can make it to Kano, feel free to join us – It’s a FREE 2 – day event!

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

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 Kano City has been made possible through support from the following partners