On January 14, 2019, the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act ("Evidence Act"), which includes the OPEN Government Data Act, was signed into law. The Evidence Act requires the Office of Management and Budget, the Office of Government Information Services, and the General Services Administration to develop and maintain an online repository of tools, best practices, and schema standards to facilitate the adoption of open data practices across the Federal Government. When the new repository is launched, it will replace and retire Project Open Data. Check back here for updates.

Templates for open data community events

How to post events on Data.gov/events

Public engagement is key to meaningful open data implementation and a tenant of the Federal Open Data Policy. Whether you are hosting or participating in a Data Jam, Datapalooza, Hackathon or other event (such as panels or conferences), if it is relevant to government data it should be posted and discoverable on Data.gov. Below are step-by-step instructions detailing how federal employees can post open data community events on Data.gov.

Step 1: Create a Data.gov WordPress account.

If you’ve posted a blogpost on Data.gov you should already have one of these!

  • Register your .gov email at: https://idm.data.gov/user/register
  • The Data.gov team will approve you.

Step 2. Post an event.

  • Login (in the Footer of Data.gov) or this link.
  • Click on “Events” on the top menu.
  • Click “Add New” from the menu bar or click this link.
  • Add your Event! The interface is like posting a blog.
  • Include as much information as possible (especially the URL announcing your event). Options that you can add include: * Event Title o Description o Pictures / Media o Keyword / Tags – Does your event have a hashtag? * Stare Date & Time * End Date & Time * Location (Address/City/State/Country/Phone) - a map will appear * Organizer * Event Website * Cost (if any)
    • Pro-tip: Preview before posting!

Need Help?

If you need help at anytime or a non-federal employee who would like an event posted: email datagov@gsa.gov for assistance.