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.