As part of our dissemination activities, I was fortunate to attend CeDEM 2014 conference organized by Danube University Krems.
During two and half day program (between May 21st and 23rd 2014) I’ve learned a lot about wider topics surrounding Open Data: e-democracy, e-voting, transparency, open innovation, open science, civic participation, etc.
International Open Data Day, on February 22nd at the University of Milan-Bicocca
Saturday 22nd, is the worldwide day to disseminate and promote the release of open data from public administration. In many cities, there will be organization of events not only for the open data projects already running, but also for using such data in a hackathon, that is a real programming marathon.
Even Milan will contribute to this day with an event organized by the University of Milan-Bicocca, which carries out researches for a long time on these topics.
It will be a full day of activities, starting at 9.30 at building U9 (Viale dell’Innovazione, 10) where public administrations, journalist, agencies and hackers will contribute with their ideas.
The domains of data range from environmental data on the state of the air in Lombardy to the use of data to make business. Some insights will be given on how to make data easily accessible and downloadable (e.g. through the “scraping”). One of the authors of the investigation of the seismic risk of the Italian school buildings, Denis Rizzoli of Wired, will give a talk about his experience in data journalism. It will also be a discussion about the license which governs the use of public data.