Open Data Newthinking


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A small presentation I did at the Newthinking Store about Hack De Overheid - an event I co-organized in Amsterdam that involved hacking, scraping and designing government data.

We're thinking of organizing a similar event in Berlin. Let me know what you think about it.

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Open Data Newthinking

  1. 1. “Shaking the vending machine...” <ul><li>by Edial Dekker </li></ul>
  2. 2. my name is Edial, and I am a co-founder of
  3. 3. Governments work as vending machines: we put in taxes -hospitals -roads -police protection -traffic lights -etc. > >
  4. 4. The way we organize information is rapidly changing. Websites become platforms . Transparency invokes interactivity . Consumers become people who make stuff . There is more data in the world than EVER.
  5. 5. Most government websites suck.
  6. 6. It’s our data we are talking about, we paid the taxes for it. post codes addresses road constructions environmental data petitions opening hours press releases maps population data schools garbage pick-up times
  7. 7. ‘ Open-Data’ means the data is: -the Sunlight Foundation 1. Complete All public data is made available. Public data is data that is not subject to valid privacy, security or privilege limitations. 2. Primary Data is as collected at the source, with the highest possible level of granularity, not in aggregate or modified forms. 3. Timely Data is made available as quickly as necessary to preserve the value of the data. 4. Accessible Data is available to the widest range of users for the widest range of purposes. 5. Machine processable Data is reasonably structured to allow automated processing. 6. Non-discriminatory Data is available to anyone, with no requirement of registration. 7. Non-proprietary Data is available in a format over which no entity has exclusive control. 8. License-free Data is not subject to any copyright, patent, trademark or trade secret regulation. Reasonable privacy, security and privilege restrictions may be allowed.
  8. 8. Open-Data also means that we can improve existing things or create stuff.
  9. 9. Make data visualizations Stamens’ crimespotting Map’
  10. 10. make Augmented Reality with ‘Layar’ Government spendings from data from’ and ‘Layar’ by The Sunlight Foundation.
  11. 11. Build a BCC DIY Beta Birmingham City Council platform (£2.8 million)
  12. 12. open kvk a free and open alternative for
  13. 13. wcit2010 blog posts, presentation etc.
  14. 14. an initiative to map Open Data
  15. 16. It’s up the our community to respond, with our ideas, with our voices, with our creativity and our code. -Tim O’Reilly
  16. 17. Thanks, you can drop me a line at [email_address] or follow me on twitter @edial