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The TfNSW Open Data and Innovation Team helped celebrate it on Friday, March 1st

What Is Open Data Day?

Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. For the ninth time in history, groups from around the world created local events on the day where they used open data in their communities. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business and civil society.

Transport for NSW in conjunction with Department of Finance, Services and Industry (DFSI) supported and celebrated Open Data Day in 2019.  

Open Data Day was a great opporunity to learn more about the Open Data initiatives within NSW Government and network with like minded individuals and policy makers.

We had a chance to see what open data you have used and how you’ve used it. Through a pitch competition we were able to see ideas that uses existing open data (or even on data you think NSW Government should make available).

There were prizes to the value of $1000 on offer! The prizes were:

  • Best product using open data
  • Best pitch (idea or existing product)
  • People’s Choice

Transport for NSW’s Open Data Hub also offered to showcase existing products submitted which uses Transport for NSW’s Open Data.

The agenda for the day was the following:


Welcome to Open Data Day - Richard Tubb, Open Data and Innovation, Innovation Lead (Transport for NSW)

NSW Government Open Data - Pia Andrews, Executive Director of Digital Government (Department of Finance, Services and Innovation)

Transport for NSW Open Data Program - Micah Starkis, Director, Open Data, Apps and Innovation (Transport for NSW)


Q&A with panel

Prize Presentation


Transport for NSW hosted the event at Stone and Chalk located at the Sydney Startup Hub at Wynyard.

Date and Time

Friday 1 March, 2019

11:30am to 1:30pm


Stone and Chalk

Level 4, Sydney Startup Hub

11-31 York Street

Sydney NSW 2000


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