Written By Sierra Ramirez, 27 May 2015

The team at the Open Contracting Partnership is delighted to be involved in several sessions throughout the 2015 International Open Data Conference. If you’re attending, we hope to see you at these events! (And come tell us a contracting-related horror story or a nifty transparency intervention that actually solved a problem: if yours is the best, we’ll buy you a drink.)

Wednesday 5/27

OCDS deep dive
9:00-13:00

As part of IODC’s Data Standards Day, we will be hosting an introductory workshop for publishers and users of procurement data. Participants will be able to learn more about the Open Contracting Data Standard, and share their experiences and insights from opening up public procurement data. Along with the presentation and introduction at a technical detail level, the training will be followed by an “open drop-in” to work hands-on with Open Contracting Data with Sarah Bird and others. For more information, click here.

Friday 5/29

Open Contracting Data Standard: From Design to Action / Norme de données sur les marchés ouverts (NDMO): De la conception à l’action
13:30-15:00

Since the launch of the Standard, a number of pioneer countries have been advancing in adopting the OCDS,  incorporating it into their public contracting systems. Moderated by our director Gavin Hayman, this session will bring together these early adopters of the Standard to share lessons with the open data community their experiences so far and discuss their future plans to get the greatest impact from its adoption. For more information, click here.

Saturday 5/30

Connecting Standards / Relier les normes
13:30-15:00

Led by Bill Anderson of Development Initiatives, this session will focus on joining up data across sectors. We will looking at how to make sure data from different sectors can be joined up by co-ordinating the development of schemas and standards, and working together to secure high quality taxonomies and reference data across the world. For more information, click here.