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Presentation on Open Government Data Tools and Infrastructure for Citizen Engagement at the WSIS Forum, May 2012 in Geneva Switzerland.


See: http://groups.itu.int/wsis-forum2012/Agenda/DraftAgenda.aspx?se=43276

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  • 1. Open Government Data Tools and Infrastructure for Citizen Engagement  Geneva, Switzerland 16-17 May 2012Future Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 2. About meDaniel DietrichStudied Computer Science & Media Science inFrankfurt & Berlin, GermanyWorking for the Open Knowledge Foundationsince 2009Author of several studies and reports on OpenGovernment, Open Data, Transparency andParticipationFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 3. Open Knowledge FoundationA not-for-profit organisationpromoting openness in all its forms.        "From sonnets to statistics, genes togeodata”We build tools and communities to create, useand share open knowledge - content and data that everyone can use, shareand build on.Future Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 4. A Global NetworkChapters: UK, Germany and AustriaIncubating Chapters: Finland, Brazil, Belgium,Czech Republic, Italy, Greece, Australia,Switzerland, Netherlands, India, South Africa andBosnia and ...Future Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 5. We build communities 450+ participants 40 countries www.ogdcamp.orgFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 6. We run open data competitions 20k in prizes for apps, ideas, data 430 entries from 24 EU Member States www.opendatachallenge.orgFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 7. Tools to work with data and to build the open dataFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 8. What is open data?Data is not a means in itself - it needs to be usedto create value. For data to be reusable it needsto be technically and legally open. According tothe Open Definition:“A piece of content or data is open if anyone isfree to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subjectonly, at most, to the requirement to attribute andshare-alike.”www.opendefinition.orgFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 9. Best practice for open dataExperts within the open government datacommunity have established a set of principlesfor open data:8 open government data principles by theOpen Government Working Group, 200810 principles for opening up governmentinformation by the Sunlight Foundation, 2010Future Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 10. Follow the StarsSir Tim Berners-Lee, the inventorof the World Wide Web, hasintroduced a 5-Star-SchemeYou get one (big!) star if theinformation has been madepublic under anopen licence.Future Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 11. Keep it simple!Implementing Open Government Data Tools andInfrastructure doesn’t have to be complicatedand expensive.Keep it simple!Avoid 5-year plans and multi-million $ solutions!Future Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 12. The open data ecosystemWhat if data is open but the tools to work with itare not?Tim O’Reilly promotes the use of openstandards and open source technology inlightweight web applications as key factor for thesuccess of any Open Government Data platform.Future Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 13. The open data ecosystemMany high quality and ready-to-use opensource solutions out there. Use, customise andshare them, help building the open dataecosystem!Future Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 14. The open data ecosystemThe open data ecosystem is build on Tools torefine & structure datastore & maintain datapublish & share dataexplore & analyse datavisualise dataFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 15. Working with DataFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 16. Tools to publish dataCKAN is an open source data portalsoftware that makes it easy to publish,share and find data.CKAN features dozens of governments dataportals including United Kingdom, Brazil, Finland,Norway and ...Future Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 17. Tools to publish data www.socrata.comFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 18. Tools to publish data www.buzzdata.comFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 19. TransparencyFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 20. Tools for TransparencyOpen Spending is an open sourcesoftware to make budget andspending data more transparent.Open Spending features dozens of governmentsspending data including United Kingdom, Brazil,Kenya, Germany, and ...Future Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 21. Tools for Transparency www.opencongress. orgFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 22. Tools for Transparency www.openlylocal.c omFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 23. ParticipationFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 24. Tools for Participation www.fixmystreet.c omwww.thedatatank.comFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 25. Tools for Participation code.adhocracy.deFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 26. Need help?Future Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 27. Guidelines & Training www.opendatahandbook.orgFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 28. Guidelines & Training coming soon!Future Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 29. Guidelines & TrainingThe Open Government Data Toolkit is a user-friendly guide for policy makers andtechnologists offerings tools for understanding,creating, implementing and sustaining opengovernment data initiatives. coming soon!Future Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement
  • 30. Thank you!Open Knowledge Foundationww.okfn.org@okfnDaniel Dietrichdaniel.dietrich@okfn.orgwww.ddie.me@ddieFuture Government: A Global Perspective inConnection to Open Government Data andCitizen Engagement