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Riku Oja - Crowdsourcing smart city data in Helsinki - Mindtrek 2016

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Riku Oja, Code Fellow@City of Helsinki

Crowdsourcing smart city data in Helsinki

Mindtrek 2016

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Riku Oja - Crowdsourcing smart city data in Helsinki - Mindtrek 2016

  1. 1. City of Helsinki City Executive Office Crowdsourcing smart city data in Helsinki Riku Oja Code Fellow@City of Helsinki dev.hel.fi Mindtrek, Tampere 10/18/2016
  2. 2. Open source development at the City of Helsinki • A small team with agile software development practices using • open data • open source code • open APIs • Number of software developers • 2013 – 1 • 2014 – 2 • 2015 – 5 • 2016 – 6 coders, 1 devops, 1 designer, plus contractors • We assist city departments in opening up data and build APIs on top of them • In collaboration with Helsinki Region Infoshare (www.hri.fi), we organize the bi-weekly Helsinki Loves Developers event 2 City of Helsinki City Executive Office Mindtrek, Tampere 10/18/2016
  3. 3. Why is Helsinki a fan of open source and open data? • Less dependence on monolithic systems and external providers • Constantly improving quality of code and data • Crowdsourcing • Transparency, eyes on the code • In-house software and procurement expertise prevents the most glaring errors usually done when outsourcing • Fast and agile development, lower costs, direct access to city data • Allows employing the most recent technologies and external agile developers whenever needed • Allows collaborating and harmonizing APIs across cities • Increases transparency and accountability in public sector decisions and budgeting • Lowers boundary of participation between citizens and government 3 City of Helsinki City Executive Office Mindtrek, Tampere 10/18/2016
  4. 4. Open decisions API 4 City of Helsinki City Executive Office Mindtrek, Tampere 10/18/2016
  5. 5. Helsinki Service Map and API 5 City of Helsinki City Executive Office Mindtrek, Tampere 10/18/2016
  6. 6. Linked Events API 6 City of Helsinki City Executive Office Mindtrek, Tampere 10/18/2016
  7. 7. Resource reservation API 7 City of Helsinki City Executive Office Mindtrek, Tampere 10/18/2016
  8. 8. Kerro kantasi platform and API 8 City of Helsinki City Executive Office Mindtrek, Tampere 10/18/2016
  9. 9. Where do we need more amenities? 9 City of Helsinki City Executive Office Mindtrek, Tampere 10/18/2016
  10. 10. Where do we need more amenities? 10 City of Helsinki City Executive Office Mindtrek, Tampere 10/18/2016
  11. 11. Where do we need city bike stations? 11 City of Helsinki City Executive Office Mindtrek, Tampere 10/18/2016
  12. 12. Where do we need city bike stations? 12 City of Helsinki City Executive Office Mindtrek, Tampere 10/18/2016
  13. 13. Next: snow on the bike lanes? 13 City of Helsinki City Executive Office Mindtrek, Tampere 10/18/2016
  14. 14. 14 Thank you! dev.hel.fi riku.oja@hel.fi City of Helsinki City Executive Office Mindtrek, Tampere 10/18/2016

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