A while ago, Augusto Hermann wrote [on this blog][okf-blog] about a unique civic engagement project: the participatory process of building a government data portal in Brazil. The site, [dados.gov.br](http://dados.gov.br/), is still going strong, and Augusto has now written [over on the CKAN blog][ckan-blog] about the process of building and deploying it using [CKAN](http://ckan.org), the Open Knowledge Foundation’s free, open-source Data Management System for publishing data.
Our experience using CKAN has been positive throughout, from deploying an instance to work on extensions and translations. The beta version was created in a one-day open sprint of development on the portal (pictured below). The excellent installation documentation then meant that a person without much experience of Python or systems administration was able to put it online in a few hours.
Read the whole post [here][ckan-blog].