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Celebration of Open Data Day 2024

Community Event
The City of Portland’s Open Data Program celebrates the international open data day with a series of presentations about city programs, geographic information systems, open standards, data governance, and more.
8:45 am 1:00 pm
Available Online

Join us for the annual celebration of Open Data in Portland to learn more about how the City works with data and makes it available to the public. Open data day is celebration of open data all over the world. Portland started celebrating it in 2021 as a way to create community around transparency and data best practices. 

Open data is a tool that the government can use to publish data and information about its operations and programs in a proactive way. It helps with transparency, public engagement, and can empower local communities. 

This year the agenda includes live and recorded presentations. Live presentations are intended to invite city employees and community members interested in city data to ask questions to our guest speakers. All these sessions will be recorded, and materials shared on the Smart City PDX program website

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Attendees will be able to join and leave the event and ask questions to live presenters. These presentations will be recorded and shared in the news section of the Smart City PDX program website


  • 8:45 - Requirements of data to become Open – Hector Dominguez, City of Portland 
  • 9:00 - Standard for Public Code in Government – Ben Cerveny, Foundation for Public Code 
  • 9:30 - Portland 311 data services – Matt Galport, City of Portland 
  • 10:00 - Updates on the Portland neighborhood data analysis – Ethan Sharygin, Portland State University 
  • 10:30 - Portland Maps – Understanding the City of Portland with open maps. - Diego Portillo, City of Portland 
  • 11:00 - Open Contracting Data Standard – Felix Penna and Gennie Nguyen, City of Portland 
  • 11:30 - The Ethics of Data - Hank Ibser, Willamette University 
  • Noon – Data Governance Panel:
    • Mahria Lebow – City of Portland 
    • Heather Fara – Multnomah County 
    • Kathryn Helms – State of Oregon – Data Office 
    • Denise Whitney-Dahlke – State of Oregon – ODOT

Accessibility accommodations 

Please let us know as soon as possible if you need special accommodation, ASL or interpretation services. Email us at about any accommodations needed.  

About Smart City PDX 

Smart City PDX is a program of the Bureau of Planning and Sustainability of the City of Portland and its mission includes using data and technology responsibly to support a healthy, safe, more affordable and prosperous Portland for everyone.