apps4italy (a4i) the italian open data contest  Lorenzo Benussi, TOP-IX Consortium      lorenzo.benussi@top-ix.org        ...
open data      in italy    backgrounditaly is more than a single nation       is a network of cities        is a complex s...
open data in Italy (yesterday) •   Strong, active and passionate Open Data     community (PS, developers, researchers, law...
open data in Italy (now)•   The national institute of statistic ISTAT released its data    using Creative Commons•   A big...
open data in Italy (now)• The Minister of Innovation and Public  Administration launched the Italian  Open Data Strategy  ...
apps4italy.it (a4i)•   It started as a community-based project to show    concretes examples in a country without an open ...
a4i/what 1•   All EU citizens can participate (!!)•   Building useful, innovative projects based on italian    public data...
a4i/what 2•    30K€ in cash prizes from the Minister of    Innovation• app. 15K€ in technologies prizes from    private an...
a4i/when•   It will start the 20 of November    2011•   Deadline for submissions is 10 of    January 2012•   Awards ceremo...
a4i/why• To provoke the central administration that  was not adopting an open data strategy• To gather the national commun...
we need you (from all EU)www.appsforitaly.it           11
thanks                  www.appsforitaly.itdirect contacts: lorenzo.benussi@top-ix.org  This work is licensed under a Crea...
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  1. 1. apps4italy (a4i) the italian open data contest Lorenzo Benussi, TOP-IX Consortium lorenzo.benussi@top-ix.org 1
  2. 2. open data in italy backgrounditaly is more than a single nation is a network of cities is a complex system 2
  3. 3. open data in Italy (yesterday) • Strong, active and passionate Open Data community (PS, developers, researchers, lawyers, journalists, professionals, etc.) • Few municipalities or local government adopted the model (some are really active) • The central government did not have a national strategy (no plan, no coordination, no standards) 3
  4. 4. open data in Italy (now)• The national institute of statistic ISTAT released its data using Creative Commons• A big private company (ENEL) launched its Open Data portal• A new organization to advocate Open Data / wikitalia (www.wikitalia.it)• Several Public Administrations launched or are going to launch their open data portals 4
  5. 5. open data in Italy (now)• The Minister of Innovation and Public Administration launched the Italian Open Data Strategy 1. dati.gov.it 2. apps4italy 3. apps.gov.it 5
  6. 6. apps4italy.it (a4i)• It started as a community-based project to show concretes examples in a country without an open data strategy• The 18/10/11 it all changed - a4i has become one of the three components of the Italian Open Data strategy• Great opportunity and huge challenge 6
  7. 7. a4i/what 1• All EU citizens can participate (!!)• Building useful, innovative projects based on italian public data (not only open data)• Four main categories (growing): 1. Ideas 2. Apps 3. Visualization 4. Datasets It is very similar to Open Data Challenge 7
  8. 8. a4i/what 2• 30K€ in cash prizes from the Minister of Innovation• app. 15K€ in technologies prizes from private and public sponsors• entries don’t have to be new (you can re- use your good stuff)• IP remain to authors 8
  9. 9. a4i/when• It will start the 20 of November 2011• Deadline for submissions is 10 of January 2012• Awards ceremony: the 20 January 2012 9
  10. 10. a4i/why• To provoke the central administration that was not adopting an open data strategy• To gather the national community (and to give some prizes to them)• To support the creation of examples that can show the value of open data 10
  11. 11. we need you (from all EU)www.appsforitaly.it 11
  12. 12. thanks www.appsforitaly.itdirect contacts: lorenzo.benussi@top-ix.org This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Unported License. 12

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