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Open data session kicks off TTEITI roadshow

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Software developers, journalists and innovators with an interest in technology and transparency will benefit from a one-day open data workshop taking place today at the Kapok Hotel, Port-of -Spain, from 9 am to 4 pm. The event, hosted by the T&T Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (TTEITI), will use data published in the first TTEITI report, published on September 30. 


The report contains details about the way the energy sector operates, and reveals for the first time the individual payments made by oil and gas companies—both private and state—to the Government on an annual basis. “Open data is an approach to promote the ideal that certain data should be freely available in formats that allow anyone to use and republish as they wish, without restriction. In this workshop, we’ll be discussing the benefits of open data in improving transparency and accountability in governance.”


The workshop is part of TTEITI’s roadshow designed to share the contents of the first report with the public. 


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