Looking for innovative ways to involve and collaborate with people worldwide?
The Open Data for Development Camp (12 and 13 May 2011) brings together a diverse crowd of development aid workers, policy-makers, researchers, journalists, IT staff, software developers and service providers.
Come and explore the potential of open data and its implications for international cooperation, on May 12th and 13th:
- A round-table for decision-makers: introducing key concepts, threats and opportunities, discussing conditions and policies to introduce open data in an organisation, and particularly how does open data contribute to more effective international cooperation?
- Clinics and workshops for practitioners: clarifying the basics of open data, presenting best practices and lessons learned, identifying how open data increases transparency and improves international collaboration, and learning about data-driven journalism and communication.
- Hack days and code sprints for developers: dealing with repositories and registries, supporting standards and APIs, publishing and reusing data sets, linking open data, and developing tools, apps and mash-ups.
You can sign up at the Open Data for Development Camp website.
Don’t forget to download and spread the flyer Open Data for Development Camp (PDF)
Tim Berners-Lee: ‘The year open data went worldwide‘
Open for Change; the Dutch Network for Transparency, Collaboration and Impact in Development. Open for Change is hosted by Partos, the Dutch association of private international aid organisations.
The start of Open for Change is a joint effort of numerous Dutch organisations. Our shared observation is the wide-spread interest in global development sector for Internet and in particular open access. But we also observe a constant challenge to match skills, methods, knowledge and technology to this ambition to maximize the benefits of Internet en successfully implement the principles of open access within the sector and its specific stakeholders.
Open for Change is both our playground for innovation as well as a source of knowledge and experiences. Our aim is to increase access to data, knowledge and software applications within the global development sector and especially within the Dutch network of collaborating organizations.
Also read ‘Shared online services platform for the development sector‘ which we posted earlier on this blog.