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Open Development Camp 2013

on November 15th, 2013 at 4:31:55 PM

Photo: ODC participents at the end of day 2

Last week Thursday & Friday was the Open Development Camp 2013.
The organizing team and I would like to thank everybody for the great energy, ideas and participation from people that attended the event but also from everybody that participated online via twitter and watched the livestream. We had a great 2 days!

If you missed ODC13, the presentations in the main hall were recorded and can be found here. And you can find the photo’s on Flickr.

We are also busy collecting all the powerpoint presentations of the speakers, they will be shared soon on the

Visualising IATI data for technical newbies

on August 13th, 2013 at 12:46:22 PM

In the ‘Aid Development Sector’, there is a little buzz going around about the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI) standard, which sets guidelines for publishing aid data. So data is stored and published in machine-readable format so that it's easier to find, use and compare.

But what does this data look like, and how can you visualise it?

Project information published in the IATI standard is in XML format, which looks like this

Which is really cool for, lets say, “geeks”.

I, with limited technical knowledge (I know some cool Excel tricks and always like to think I have some