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A brief presentation giving an overview of the Open Data Challenge, Europe's biggest open data competition to date - as well as a behind the scenes look at how it was run.

A brief presentation giving an overview of the Open Data Challenge, Europe's biggest open data competition to date - as well as a behind the scenes look at how it was run.

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    The Open Data Challenge: organising Europe's biggest open data competition The Open Data Challenge: organising Europe's biggest open data competition Presentation Transcript

    • Organising Europe’sbiggest open data competition Jonathan Gray The Open Knowledge Foundation Twitter: @jwyg / Email: jonathan.gray@okfn.org
    • Europe’s biggest opendata competition to date
    • 60 days€20,000
    • 430 entries24 member states
    • Partners and supporters
    • Four categories
    • Winners announced byEuropean Commission Vice President Neelie Kroes
    • Publicity and coverage
    • 20+ outlets10+ countries
    • Full details at:opendatachallenge.org
    • Behind the scenes
    • February 2011: Mooted March 2011: StartedApril 2011: Announced June 2011: Deadline July 2011: Ceremony
    • Equivalent of1 full time person
    • 1. Concept Who is this for?What are objectives? Different streamsOne sentence pitch One page proposal
    • 2. Judges High profile Conscientious Geographical spread Sectoral/domain spreadPublic face of competition
    • 3. PrizesMulti-level sponsorship Incentivising quality Prize structure Rules and guidelinesLogistics for ceremony
    • 4. Website Brief pitch Prizes Judges Rules Entry form
    • 5. Launch Media partners Press releaseSupport from judgesCompetition partners Local outreach
    • 6. Countdown ‘X days left’ Continuous coverageEmail and social media Monitoring entriesClose loop with partners
    • 7. Evaluation Keep it simple Two phase processPick 5 in order of preference Filter hundreds to dozens Quotes and comments
    • 8. AnnouncementPost-competition publicity Quotes from judges Short video on entries All winners on website Prize ceremony
    • 9. AfterBig ‘thank you’ to all involved Virtual ribbons for winners Processing prizes Website as archive Feedback for next time
    • Lessons Keep it simple Too many cooksPartners, partners, partners Manage expectationsDon’t take stuff for granted
    • Jonathan Gray jonathan.gray@okfn.org http://twitter.com/jwygOpen Knowledge Foundation http://okfn.org http://twitter.com/okfn