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Presentation for the Appsterdam Weekly Lunchtime Lectures and (in abbreviated version) the Dutch Python user's meet up. ...

Presentation for the Appsterdam Weekly Lunchtime Lectures and (in abbreviated version) the Dutch Python user's meet up.

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In the last year, open data in the Netherlands has grown tremendously. The government helps this not just by publishing mountains of free to use data, but even sponsors contests with significant prizes for the best open data apps.

We'll take a look at the Dutch open data landscape, covering what open data is, what kinds of datasets we have, open data contests, and what it takes to make an awesome app with open data. Erik will talk about the story behind his own prize-winning open data apps, and what to do with your apps after the contest.

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    Making awesome apps with open data Making awesome apps with open data Presentation Transcript

    • Making awesome apps with Open Data Erik Romijn hello@solidlinks.nl @erikpubWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Open data & me May 2011Wednesday, February 15, 12
    • Open data & me August 2011Wednesday, February 15, 12
    • Open data & me November 2011Wednesday, February 15, 12
    • What is open data?Wednesday, February 15, 12
    • What is open data? ✤ Governments have tons of data ✤ Publish the data for free, without restrictions ✤ Usually CC0 or CC-BYWednesday, February 15, 12
    • http://data.overheid.nl/package/open-beelden-beeld-en-geluidset http://www.openbeelden.nl/media/51596/Unieke_tochten.nlWednesday, February 15, 12
    • http://data.overheid.nl/package/haalkommen-centrum-gemeente-amsterdam http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apeldoorns_kanaal_(50).JPGWednesday, February 15, 12
    • http://data.overheid.nl/package/overzichten-energiecijfers-op-wijk-en-buurtniveau http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Kilowattuurmeter_dubbel_tarief.jpgWednesday, February 15, 12
    • http://data.overheid.nl/package/brandweer-amsterdam-amstelland-uitrukberichten http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Iveco_Magirus_Brandweer_Velsen.jpgWednesday, February 15, 12
    • http://data.overheid.nl/package/actuele-waterdata-reeksen-rijkswaterstaat http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Normaal_Amsterdams_Peil_-_Woerden.jpgWednesday, February 15, 12
    • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Nissan_Leaf_aan_Amsterdamse_laadpaal.jpgWednesday, February 15, 12
    • http://data.overheid.nl/package/waardevolle-bomen-gemeente-nijmegenWednesday, February 15, 12
    • http://data.overheid.nl/package/urinoirs-amsterdam-centrumWednesday, February 15, 12
    • http://data.overheid.nl/package/weekend-plaskruizen-centrum-gemeente-amsterdamWednesday, February 15, 12
    • http://data.overheid.nl/package/nationaal-wegen-bestand-wegen-rijkswaterstaat http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:A4_RIJSWIJK.JPGWednesday, February 15, 12
    • http://data.overheid.nl/Wednesday, February 15, 12
    • Why work with open data?Wednesday, February 15, 12
    • “ Open data is crude oil to an App Maker — money just sitting on the ground waiting ” for someone to suck it up. - Mike LeeWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Opportunities ✤ Enrich your app with info about the world around it ✤ Turn data into knowledge ✤ ......Wednesday, February 15, 12
    • Making awesome open data appsWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Making an awesome open data app ✤ Awesome visualisations ✤ Innovative (and combined) ✤ Make the data exciting ✤ Social relevanceWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Good visualisationWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Awesome visualisation Zoom in op EnergieWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Awesome visualisation Zoom in op EnergieWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Awesome visualisation Zoom in op EnergieWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Be innovative Gezichten van het RijksmuseumWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Be innovative Gezichten van het RijksmuseumWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Be innovativeWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Make the data excitingWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Make the data excitingWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Make the data excitingWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Social relevanceWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Social relevanceWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Social relevanceWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Innovative & excitingWednesday, February 15, 12
    • ContestsWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Open data contest ✤ Build an awesome app ✤ Submit for free ✤ You may win a price ✤ Bonus: go to the hackathonWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Wednesday, February 15, 12
    • http://www.flickr.com/photos/breyten/6424235523/Wednesday, February 15, 12
    • Prices ✤ Anywhere between € 100 and € 3000 ✤ Total € 12.000 - € 14.500 ✤ 1 in 3 apps winWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Challenges with using open dataWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Domain knowledge (exception) RWS DONAR METIS-service Metadata domeintabellen service hydro metingen archief Rijkwaterstaat http://data.overheid.nl/package/rws-donar-metis-service-rijkswaterstaatWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Data formats & challenges ✤ CSV, JSON, XML, Shapefile, ... ✤ SOAP, HTTP, FTP, ... ✤ Rijksdriehoekscoördinaten http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RijksdriehoeksmetingNulpunt.jpgWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Data formats & challenges ✤ 52.359261, 4.889474 ✤ 52° 21 33.339" 4° 53 22.1058" ✤ x = 121094 y = 485823 http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:RijksdriehoeksmetingNulpunt.jpg https://www.destroyallsoftware.com/talks/watWednesday, February 15, 12
    • watWednesday, February 15, 12
    • RijksdriehoekscoördinatenWednesday, February 15, 12
    • LanguageWednesday, February 15, 12
    • My open data experienceWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Energielabelapp.nl May 2011 First price & audience priceWednesday, February 15, 12
    • TeamworkWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Existing viewWednesday, February 15, 12
    • TypographyWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Better visualisationWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Make the data excitingWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Make the data excitingWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Zwemwater Noord-Holland August 2011 Encouragement priceWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Existing visualisationWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Existing visualisationWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Better visualisationWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Sola November 2011 Third priceWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Creating SolaWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Sola http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Solar_panels_on_a_roof.jpgWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Solar calculationsWednesday, February 15, 12
    • SolaWednesday, February 15, 12
    • SolaWednesday, February 15, 12
    • SolaWednesday, February 15, 12
    • After the contestWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Your app after the contest ✤ Make the app durable ✤ Talk to the data owners ✤ Listen to the feedback ✤ Work out the next stepsWednesday, February 15, 12
    • My apps after the contest Working on durability Removed due to Discussing with copyright issues data owner On sale, no interest Planning future from data owner developmentsWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Earning money with your apps ✤ € 40.000 in prices awarded in apps for Ams/NH/NL ✤ Open data usually makes no restrictions on money making schemes ✤ You are free to use any business model you like ✤ You keep all rightsWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Free money, free gloryWednesday, February 15, 12
    • Evolution of open data ✤ More contests planned! ✤ We’re passing the stage where boring is OK ✤ As our apps become more awesome, we will get more & better dataWednesday, February 15, 12
    • What to do next Don’t make awesome open data apps, make awesome apps Erik Romijn hello@solidlinks.nl @erikpubWednesday, February 15, 12