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“Everything I need to know about open data, I learned from open source”

on July 18th, 2011 at 10:24:56 AM

But what did we learn from open source? Two days of Open Knowledge Conference gave lots of food for thought. And lots of inspiration as well: plenty of projects doing interesting work, and experiences to share. And to add a cherry to the cake, we had a great “open lunch for development” with several people active in development aid. My (delayed) take-aways for Open for Change.

"World Bank Institute: We're also the data bank"

on June 27th, 2011 at 2:45:50 PM

At the Activate Conference, Aleem Walji of the World Bank Institute gave a brief overview about their first experiences with open data (their data catalogue website gets more visitors than their home page now, and Google translated the top indicators they saw people were searching for into 39 languages), and how they hope to connect their aggregate data with the detailed service delivery we can now collect and make available, to build a "Yelp for Development".