Towards a Robust, Open-Source Civic Data Ecosystem
Funding provided through the National Science Foundation’s “Pathways to Enable Open-Source Ecosystems” Program will be used to develop a plan to strengthen the CKAN ecosystem
In April we kicked off an engagement to steer the CKAN project toward an awesome 3.0 release! We are currently inspecting a wide range of areas surrounding the project, involving as many stakeholders as we can and documenting what we’re learning! As a community-led project, the future of CKAN is strongly dependent on the contribution of many people so we need your help! Read on to learn how you can get involved!
CKAN 3.0 will build on the success of CKAN 2.x and continue to improve, promising to be even more awesome, with new features and improvements that will make it easier for all kinds of organizations to publish and share their data online. Involving as many stakeholders as possible is essential to achieving this goal and we rely on input from many fronts: contributors, publishers, users, and vendors.
We are currently in the middle of a research initiative led by Alex Gostev that will result in our CKAN 3.0 product strategy. Alex is inviting you into a conversation to understand your perspective of CKAN as a platform. Being 12 years in the product management profession, Alex knows how important it is to engage with end-users and base future development on their needs. For the CKAN 3.0 project, his goal is to build a comprehensive understanding of different needs, incorporate feedback from all corners of the community, develop a strategy based on feedback and then propose our shared vision for CKAN 3.0.
Firstly, please fill out our stakeholder survey form: CKAN 3.0 Survey. The survey collects basic information that will help Alex to share a consent form, identify groups of stakeholders for any future workshops, and include you within his research process.
After completing the survey you will be given the opportunity to book a meeting with Alex, or you can use the options below to arrange a call with him.
We need your help to make CKAN 3.0 the best it can be. Join us in steering CKAN toward an awesome future!