CKAN Pathways to 3.0: post-research analysis

It's time for another dose of insights from related to CKAN 3.0 and the practical implications of CKAN 3.0 Product Strategy Research! We're also going to have some updates on the Civic Data Ecosystem NSF POSE project with Principal Investigators from the University of Pittsburgh and Joel Natividad. Join us!

    16 November 2022 - 13:00
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Context: As you know, since April, our Product Manager Alex has been working hard to get input from various stakeholders on what they would like to see in the upcoming #CKAN 3.0. He has conducted a massive research initiative with hundreds of interviews and conversations which should result in CKAN 3.0 Product Strategy. Want to know more about the research? Read on these articles: CKAN 3.0 Product Strategy Research (part 1); CKAN 3.0 Product Strategy Research (part 2) and CKAN 3.0 Product Strategy Research (part 3).

It's time for another dose of insights from related to CKAN 3.0 and the practical implications of CKAN 3.0 Product Strategy Research! Last time, Alex presented the main findings from the research. This session is a step forward into what is the thinking behind the product strategy that is currently in its formative stage.

We invite you to participate in a snapshot of the post-research thought process of where CKAN will go as a product. We see this as a platform for participation rather than a statement of what will be done. You are very welcome to come and share your view! We try to be inclusive so that all points of view, opinions, and ideas are heard.

Apart from update on the current development of the CKAN 3.0 Product Strategy with Alex Gostev, we're going to get a short update on the Civic Data Ecosystem NSF POSE project from Principal Investigators from the University of Pittsburgh.

As some of you know, earlier this year, the U.S. National Science Foundation launched its Pathways to Enable Open Source Ecosystems (POSE) funding program to support open-source technologies that provide solutions to problems of national and societal importance. A team composed of faculty and staff at the University of Pittsburgh and datHere were awarded a planning grant to develop a plan to strengthen the CKAN ecosystem. Learn more about the project in this article: Towards a Robust, Open-Source Civic Data Ecosystem.

đź’ˇ Join this webinar to:

  • see how the future of CKAN is shaping up
  • have the opportunity to provide feedback and contribute to the future of CKAN
  • understand the current development and updates on the Civic Data Ecosystem NSF POSE project

đź’ˇ In his presentation Alex will cover:

  • Recap on the research being done
  • Challenges of maintaining an open-source product
  • Product strategy definition approach
  • Pathways overview
  • Alternative, incremental process for moving forward
  • Critical thinking


  • Alex Gostev
    Product Manager for CKAN Project
    Alex is a product and growth leader with 12+ years of pro experience in launching, managing and growing digital products. He specializes in data-driven products and product-led growth (and other monetization motions), applying quantitative approach to innovation and growing customer base. He is passionate about solving unique product challenges and dismantling impediments to rapid growth. You can read his thoughts on IEEE, Hacker Noon, Agile Insider, UX Planet, etc.

  • Eleanor Mattern
    Co-Principal Investigator, Civic Data Ecosystem study at University of Pittsburgh
    Eleanor “Nora” Mattern is a teaching assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Computing and Information. Her teaching and research interests include archives and digital curation, community-centered information work, civic engagement, and information policy and ethics. Nora previously worked as librarian and researcher at the University of Chicago Library, where she focused on designing and delivering scholarly communications services and supporting digital preservation activities. Before that, she held a joint appointment at the University of Pittsburgh as a visiting faculty member in the University Library System and the School of Computing and Information and a Postdoctoral Researcher in Digital Scholarship Services at the University Library System. She earned her PhD in Library and Information Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 2014.

  • Bob Gradeck
    Project Director at WPRDC; co-Principal Investigator at University of Pittsburgh
    Bob Gradeck manages the Western Pennsylvania Regional Data Center at the University of Pittsburgh’s University Center for Social and Urban Research. Bob has worked at the University Center since 2009, where he managed other community information, research, and outreach projects. Prior to joining the University of Pittsburgh, Bob worked at the Carnegie Mellon University Center for Economic Development for ten years, where he helped to found the Pittsburgh Neighborhood and Community Information System, and worked on a number of projects and initiatives related to technology-based economic development in the Pittsburgh region. Bob also worked at City Source Associates in Pittsburgh, where he compiled information for people moving to the City of Pittsburgh. Bob started his career at the Atlanta Project, where he helped lay the foundation of one of the nation’s first neighborhood information systems. Bob received a Bachelor’s degree in Urban Studies from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993, and a Masters of City Planning from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 1995. Bob recently served on the Executive Committee for the National Neighborhood Indicators Partnership, and also was the first organizer of Code for Pittsburgh, the region’s Code for America Brigade.


  • Date: Wednesday, November 16, 2022
  • Time: 13:00 UTC
  • How long: 70 mins
  • Language: English


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Meetings agenda

  1. Welcome and introductions – 5 min
  2. Presentation from Alex – 20 min
  3. Discussion / Q&A – 10 min
  4. Update on the Civic Data Ecosystem NSF POSE project from Principal Investigators from the University of Pittsburgh and datHere – 20 min
  5. Discussion / Q&A – 10 min
  6. Closing – 2 min

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