Hawaii Open Data, Inc. is a 501(c)3 public charitable organization dedicated to advancing the adoption of open data/API standards and the development of solutions capitalizing on open data in Hawaii. We focus on improving data accessibility and integrity in support of public/private collaboration, government transparency, and civic engagement. Our interest in data includes government datasets but extends into the fields of technology, energy, health, education, media, social science, labor, agriculture, economic development, and the environment.
The company’s core competencies include marketing, outreach, education, event planning, and community building. We’ve been successful in planning, promoting, and executing workshops and conferences, most notably a CityCamp Honolulu Unconference and Hackathon for the City & County of Honolulu to bring attention to its open data initiative. This effort resulted in several mobile and web apps being developed based on the city’s accessible public data.