On November 16 and 17, 2013, the government-led Open Data Philippines task force, in partnership with Microsoft, Smart Developers Network, Smart Bro, IdeaSpace Foundation, and other corporate partners held the #KabantayngBayan Hackathon at the Smart Tower in Global City, Makati City.

The Master Class was an opportunity for these agencies to learn the benefits of open data, and get acquainted with the tools to make it more accessible.

The Open Data Boot Camp for Government, held last July 25-26, 2013, provided a great opportunity for staff from different agencies to learn about the principles of open data, and also practical skills they could use in their day-to-day data handling.