Some highlights from OKCon 2013, Geneva

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Short summary of presentations at OKCon 2013, by Jay Naidoo, Sam Lee & Felipe Estefan, Maya Ganesh & Emma Prest, and from the Open Transport Data WG.

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Some highlights from OKCon 2013, Geneva

  1. 1. Some OKCon 2013 Highlights Ewan Klein OKF Ambassador for Scotland @ewanhklein | @okfnscot Licensed under CC Attribution v3.0 Friday, October 11, 2013
  2. 2. Friday, October 11, 2013
  3. 3. Open Everything • Open Government Data & Governance • Open Development & Sustainability • Open Education • Open Transport • Open Science & Research • Open Culture / GLAM • Evidence & Stories Friday, October 11, 2013
  4. 4. Jay Naidoo Friday, October 11, 2013
  5. 5. • Technology has led to the death of geography but not to the death of injustice. • Use the tools of Open Data and technology to bring justice and fairness into the core of our new global narrative. • Information is power, it makes people unstoppable and we can resist oppression and require transparency. • How do high level budget allocations percolate down to the local level so that local authorities can be held accountable? • We need to translate understanding of budgets into local funding to deliver schools, sanitation, medical clinics, ... Jay Naidoo Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) Friday, October 11, 2013
  6. 6. Felipe Estefan Friday, October 11, 2013
  7. 7. • Important to bridge the supply-side and demand-side of Open Data and also the online and offline worlds. • Open data can have positive & transformational impact on the estimated 65% of world without access to Internet. • Governments and development agencies publish open financial data, but this information has no value if it is not being used • Two pilot projects, in Indonesia and Kenya, to take locally relevant financial data into offline communities. • Revealed errors in the accounting data, e.g. projects that were paid for but not completed. Exploring the Demand of Open Financial Data Sam Lee, Felipe Estefan The World Bank Friday, October 11, 2013
  8. 8. Working with existing groups to discuss and share information about local development projects (road, kindergarten, women’s savings and loans program, water, and irrigation) Community members prioritized projects, selected important data elements, and translated content into posters to help explain the impacts of the projects and relevant data in their communities. Friday, October 11, 2013
  9. 9. Maya Ganesh Emma Prest Friday, October 11, 2013
  10. 10. Tactical Technology Collective Friday, October 11, 2013
  11. 11. Abused Goddesses Campaign Get the idea Expose Evoking reactions Get the picture Explain Telling stories Get the detail Explore Building journeys Friday, October 11, 2013
  12. 12. Pieter Colpaert, Chloé Bonnet Workshop Open Transport Data: the next step Friday, October 11, 2013
  13. 13. End-to-end travel across national boundaries Friday, October 11, 2013
  14. 14. Tristram Gräbener Friday, October 11, 2013
  15. 15. Looking Forward Friday, October 11, 2013
  16. 16. Next Year? OKFest 2014 will take place 15–18 July, in Berlin, Germany http://2014.okfestival.org Friday, October 11, 2013
  17. 17. Open Data Scotland Conference • Tuesday 10th December, 2013, Edinburgh • http://opendata.holyrood.com Friday, October 11, 2013
  18. 18. OKF in Scotland • http://scot.okfn.org • OpenDataGLA: Next meet-up Mon 18 November, in CCA • OpenDataEDB: Next meet-up Thurs 21st November, in EDINA Friday, October 11, 2013
  19. 19. Links OKCon Stream Archive • http://new.livestream.com/accounts/5389255/okcon Jay Naidoo • http://www.iol.co.za/scitech/technology/news/these-digital-warriors-are- unstoppable-1.1588685#.UlasahZZF5h • http://www.gainhealth.org Sam Lee & Felipe Estefan • http://blogs.worldbank.org/opendata/it-takes-village-taking-open-data-offline-community- indonesia • http://bit.ly/OpenDemand Maya Ganesh & Emma Prest • http://visualisingadvocacy.org • https://www.tacticaltech.org/about Open Transport • http://transport.okfn.org/2013/09/13/join-us-at-okcon/ • http://transport.okfn.org/2013/09/21/one-year-and-one-day-at-the-open-transport-wg/ Friday, October 11, 2013
  20. 20. Credits Abused Goddess image https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.492757864129338.1073741839.109269882478140&type=3 Friday, October 11, 2013

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