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Open Data Index Hackday

- July 22, 2011 in Conference, Hackathon, Open Knowledge Index

This contribution is from Dirk Heine, Working Group Advisor at Open Economics

In the OpenEconomics phone conference yesterday we decided to go forward with building a cross-country Open Data Index (see previous discussion). We now need everyone to sign up to participate for a 1 day collaborative index construction. On this day we will all try to already finish a preliminary version to test the concept.

What day would be best for you? Please participate in this doodle to determine it.

Collaboration will be online with everyone contributing from wherever you are based. We need people with different skill sets: data researchers, programmers, economists, people generally knowledgeable about sources of open data and people with aesthetics skills. So please do participate!

A note on the timing: There will be people from various time zones participating, so please try to accomodate the time window as good as possible: It is just hard to match people across time zones so we all need to be a bit flexible to make a collaborative production of the OKF Open Data Index possible.

Open Economics at OKCon 2011

- June 29, 2011 in Conference, Events, Festival

A few members of the Open Economics Working Group will be attending the Open Knowledge Conference 2011 in Berlin, 30th June to 1st July. There will also be a presentation of Metametrik.

We have also been able to cooperate with a related project in the pre-OKCon Open Science workshop, working on a crowd-sourced data inputation system which could serve as a component of the Metametrik framework.

If you plan to attend the OKCon, please do contact us and have a chat! Looking forward to seeing you there.