Open Switch Africa and the University of Lagos Science Student Association will be hosting an Open Data symposium with the theme "Data determines development - 3D". This event is an offshoot of the previous OpenCon 2016 Lagos conference which held on 23rd of December, 2016.
The event will take place in the University of Lagos on 4th of March, 2017 in recognition of Open Data Day, which is being celebrated in different countries around the world. Our event will bring together students, researchers, and early career professionals who are interested in learning about Open data and its numerous opportunities. Social inclusion and economic empowerment can be achieved in a society where citizens have universal access to existing and accurate data, ranging from public information to specialized or customized information related to one’s profession, vocation or culture.
This is not just a conference, it is a growing community of people all around the world who believe in a positive change in our regard for data recording and processing.