The Open Government Community Call is an idea that was born at the 2018 Canadian Open Government Summit thanks to Derek Alton, Jury Konga and Connie McCutcheon. They wanted to figure out how to better connect and build energy among those of us working for a more open society. You can read more about its genesis in this post.
Since that time, the OGCC has grown into something much more substantial and relevant for Open Government & Open Data practioners. And it needed a little more structure and curation in order to meet the needs of its community, which is why it is now hosted through Re: Open Gov.
You can have a look at our past meeting notes by clicking here
This is the plenary where we tell participants what to expect in today’s call, look back at the last meeting notes, and give a cursory update on the state of Open Gov in Canada and around the World.
Much like any conference, these are online breakout sessions where participants are placed in smaller groups where they can discuss a topic in particular. Sometimes it is a conversation where people can ask for help from their colleagues and share advice, other times it is something more specific that relates to the Open Gov & Open Data community.
Once the breakouts are completed participants come back to the plenary and a designated member of each group is asked to report on their findings and discussion. That information is then collected in a communal and public directory for posterity.
Lastly, we record any action items or relevant information and set a date & tentative agenda for the next meeting.