Tag: Open Data

Open Data Institute Summit 2015

  The Open Data Institute Summit this year brought together over 700 data enthusiasts for this year’s theme of Generation Open: innovators and entrepreneurs, customers and citizens, students and parents who embrace network thinking. Over the course of the day, attendees explored the past, present and future of open data, with speakers including Sirs Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt, […]

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Foundations and Transparency in the World of Open Data

  Reports of yet another fraudulent celebrity foundation have hit the news recently,this time for former Subway spokesperson Jared Fogle’s Jared Foundation. Fogle claimed the foundation, founded in 2004, would distribute $2 million in grants to schools and community organizations to help fight obesity, which Fogle overcame after losing 245 pounds from eating Subway subs. According to USA Today, the […]

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Open Data Institute Summit 2015

  We are very excited to announce that we are a media partner for the Open Data Institute‘s (ODI) Summit this year in London.     The Open Data Institute is catalysing the evolution of open data culture to create economic, environmental and social value. It helps unlock supply, generates demand, and creates and disseminates knowledge […]

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Open Data Can Ensure That Clean, Safe Water Flows to All

  One way The Water Project, and other organisations in the water sector, aim to ensure reliable access to water over time is through ongoing monitoring. In order to realise their commitments and ambitions, significant investments have been made in technologies like mWater, a mobile-monitoring-system accessible from a smart phone, and other tools to make […]

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Turning Government Data Into Better Public Service

  ‘Turning Government Data Into Better Public Service’ was first published on Medium. The article outlines the release of the Digital Analytics Dashboard on March 19 by the US Digital Service.   The Dashboard allows the public to see how many users are on a Federal Government website, the devices on which they are accessing […]

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The Social Sector Needs Scientific Method

  In ‘Why the Social Sector Needs Scientific Method’, first published on the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Caroline Fiennes examines how the scientific method can help to safeguard individuals working in development and philanthropy.   In her piece, Fiennes takes a look at three papers that raise important questions about the practice of treating children with […]

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The Financial Transparency Act of 2015 Has Been Introduced

  In our latest profile, Hudson Hollister from the Data Transparency Coalition talks about the introduction of the Financial Transparency Act, and how the availability of Open Data impacts investors, regulators and the financial industry.   Reps. Darrell Issa (R-CA), Ralph Abraham (R-LA), and Jared Polis (D-CO) held a press conference three weeks ago to announce the […]

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Why Choose the Open Data Model for Social Projects?

Frieda Werner, Wheelmap’s product and community manager, writes about the conscious choice to make open data the center of their business model.

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