We had an awesome evening on 16 February where 45 participants actively participated in the dynamic Open Data Festival that convened a growing network of national and regional leaders to support and elevate ongoing work, ensure continuity of the open data conversation in Myanmar, support an open data culture in Myanmar, and connect the range of actors working in Myanmar with key actors in the Mekong region and internationally. The event also helped to reach out to new individuals and organizations who can help to enrich the open data community in Myanmar.
The festival included information and exposition booths from local and international organizations, a dynamic talk show of open data experts from the region and around the world and examples on the use of open data in the region.
There also were pub quiz sessions, a time of networking over dinner plus an entertainment from Phandeeyar’s in-house DJ. Check out this link for more details.