The Open Data Institute Comes to NC

 by Ian Henshaw

Cary, NC – The Open Data Institute of London, UK has a node in North Carolina – the Open Data Institute of North Carolina (ODI NC). Local Open Data guru Jason Hare chartered the Node in October 2013 and finally convinced local entrepreneur Ian Henshaw to come on board as CEO.

What is the Open Data Institute?

The Open Data Institute is catalyzing the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental, and social value. It helps unlock supply, generates demand, creates and disseminates knowledge to address local and global issues.

We convene world-class experts to collaborate, incubate, nurture and mentor new ideas, and promote innovation. We enable anyone to learn and engage with open data, and empower our teams to help others through professional coaching and mentoring.
What is a Node of the Open Data Institute?

Each ODI Node has agreed to adopt the ODI Charter, which is a open source codification of the ODI itself, and embodies principles of open data business, publishing, communication, and collaboration.

The ODI Nodes

City or Regional Nodes deliver projects, and can provide training, research, and development. …ODI North Carolina… falls into this category.

  • ODI NC Activities
  • ODI NC has brought the ODI Training to the US. Register today for Open Data in a Day course on May 30
  • Follow the ODI NC on Twitter – @TheODINC
  • Follow the activities of the ODI NC on their blog.


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