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Blog Entry Workshop on Open Data for Human Development
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Jun 02, 2015 last modified Jun 02, 2015 03:34 PM — filed under: , , ,
Sumandro Chattapadhyay and Sunil Abraham will take part in the workshop being organised for government officials from Bhutan, Maldives, Meghalaya, Sikkim, and Tripura, by the International Centre for Human Development (IC4HD) of UNDP India, during June 3-6, 2015. The workshop will be held at the National Institute of Advanced Studies Campus in Bengaluru. Sunil will be one of the panelists in the opening discussion on 'data and transparency in governance,' and Sumandro will provide input for and lead the sessions on developing the draft implementation plan for the Sikkim Open Data Acquisition and Accessibility Policy. Sumandro worked with the IC4HD team to design the objectives and the agenda of the workshop.
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Blog Entry International Open Data Charter: First Public Draft
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published May 29, 2015 last modified Jun 02, 2015 03:51 PM — filed under: , ,
The first public draft of the International Open Data Charter was released at the International Open Data Conference in Ottawa, Canada, May 28-29, 2015. It is being developed by a range of organisations led by the Open Government Partnership (OGP) Open Data Working Group (co-chaired by Government of Canada and the Web Foundation), the Government of Mexico, the Open Data for Development (OD4D) Network, and Omidyar Network. CIS has contributed comments to a previous version of the draft, and also took part in the pre-release meeting of potential stewards of the Charter on May 26 in Ottawa. Here is the text of the draft Charter. Please visit opendatacharter.net/charter/ to submit your comments.
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NASA International Open Data Challenge 2015
by Sharath Chandra Ram published Apr 10, 2015 last modified Apr 27, 2015 01:08 AM — filed under: , , ,
As part of the initial NASA Open Government 2.0 plan, the NASA International Open Data challenge brings together the FOSS community, citizen scientists, open data practitioners , open hardware enthusiasts and students for collaborative problem solving with the goal of producing relevant open-source solutions to address global needs applicable to both life on Earth and life in Space.
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Blog Entry Whose Open Data Community is it? - Accepted Abstract
by Sumandro Chattapadhyay published Mar 31, 2015 last modified Nov 13, 2015 05:41 AM — filed under: , , , ,
My paper titled 'Whose Open Data Community is it? Reflections on the Open Data Ecosystem in India' has been accepted for presentation at the Open Data Research Symposium to be held during the 3rd International Open Data Conference <http://opendatacon.org/> in Ottawa, Canada, on May 28-29 2015. The final paper will be shared by second week of May. Here is the accepted abstract.
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Washington Meet on Open Data Principles
by Prasad Krishna published Feb 24, 2015 last modified Mar 09, 2015 02:05 AM — filed under: ,
Sunil Abraham was invited to discuss the common international open data principles on February 24, 2015. The meeting took place at the World Bank office in Washington.
Located in Openness / News & Media
Open Data in Cultural Heritage – OpenGLAM in Germany
by Prasad Krishna published Jun 10, 2014 last modified Jul 28, 2014 09:49 AM — filed under: , ,
Subhashish Panigrahi took part in this event as a member of the OpenGLAM Working Group.
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Blog Entry Ethical Issues in Open Data
by Kovey Coles published Aug 07, 2013 last modified Aug 07, 2013 09:19 AM — filed under: , ,
On August 1, 2013, I took part in a web meeting, organized and hosted by Tim Davies of the World Wide Web foundation. The meeting, titled “Ethical issues in Open Data,” had an agenda focused around privacy considerations in the context of the open data movement.
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Blog Entry Big Data, People's Lives, and the Importance of Openness
by Nishant Shah published Jun 24, 2013 last modified Jul 03, 2013 04:23 AM — filed under: ,
Openness has become the buzzword for everything in India right now. From the new kids on the block riding the wave of Digital Humanities investing in infrastructure of open knowledge initiatives to the rhetoric of people-centered open government data projects that are architected to create 'empowered citizens', there is an inherent belief that Opening up things will make everything good.
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Blog Entry Wikipedia Introductory Session organized for Data and India portal consultants
by Subhashish Panigrahi published May 30, 2013 last modified Jul 17, 2013 06:33 AM — filed under: , , , , , , ,
On May 13, 2013, the Access to Knowledge team led by Subhashish Panigrahi conducted a Wikipedia Introductory Session at the National Informatics Centre in New Delhi for the consultants working for Data and India portal. This session was aimed to emphasize how these portals and their useful data could be used on Wikipedia to create good quality articles.
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Blog Entry Open Government Platform: An Open Source Solution to Democratizing Access to Information and Energizing Civic Engagement
by Neeta Verma, Alka Mishra and D.P. Mishra published Nov 19, 2012 — filed under: , ,
If government could release these datasets in open format for people to use & reuse, a whole lot of new innovative apps could be built around these datasets to provide better, customized services to citizens.
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