This blog is written by Malou van Nieuwkoop. She is a Project Team Assistant at 1%CLUB.
On the 29th of June the Open Data for Development camp 2012 took place in Amsterdam. This meeting followed up on the Open Data for Development Camp in Nairobi (27 & 28 June). In Nairobi, presentations and discussions focussed on local and international perspectives on Open Data and Development (check out short mo
At the AmLab in Amsterdam the connection with the ODDC in Nairobi inspired the participants to take the discussion to the next level. With 125 participants coming from diverse professional backgrounds it was a busy and vibrant day.
Mariken Gaanderse (Open for Change) and Jasper Konings (VPRO and Netherlands from Above) started with an inspiring introduction. The day continued with presentations, workshops and Open Spaces spreading throughout AmLab, which is the home of 1%CLUB, Text to Change and Akvo.
Simon Parrish en Joni Hilman discussed IATI and the implementation of these standards in England. DFID made the open standards compulsory for partner organisations. After lunch these open standards were considered by representatives of Dutch NGO’s and Ton Lansink, who is working for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Ophileon, Akvo, TNO and Fronteer Strategy showed their successful stories of Open Data and explained the possibilities of this new concept. They spoke of new ways of organisation, visualisation, communication and augmented reality made possible by Open Data.
More pictures are on Flickr
The ODDC Amsterdam 2012 brought a lot of people together and warmed them up for Open Data and its innovative opportunities for Open Development. To get an impression of the meeting in Nairobi 2012 you can watch the video on YouTube.
Curious about the presentations and interviews at ODDC Amsterdam?
You can watch them here:
Jasper de Koning – The Netherlands from above (VPRO)
Alexander Kohnstamm, (Partos) talks about Open Data
Mariken Gaanderse, Open for Change
Simon Parrish – Dutch NGO’s implementing IATI
Remco Vroom – TabWorldMedia
Spark on Open Data
Mark Tiele Westra, Visualizations of Dutch AITI Data
Interview Sebastiaan ter Burg, Stichting Dat Zou Jij Wel Willen Weten