Category Archive Open Knowledge Foundation

Contributing to the new Open Data Handbook

    The Open Data Handbook, published by Open Knowledge (Foundation) a couple of years ago, has been a popular primer for everyone wanting to be introduced to the term in general as well as a resource for more experienced professionals in the field. However, as the development and application of open data keeps making quantum leaps […] Read More…

Goodbye Open Knowledge International, hello Danish Design Centre

  After two great, inspiring and wonderfully hectic years with Open Knowledge in London it's now time for me to move on to new ventures. I've been offered a new and very exciting position as Project Manager at Danish Design Centre, based in Copenhagen, where I will begin on Monday May 18 2015. This means […] Read More…

Keynote at GO Open Data 2015 conference in Niagara region, Canada

    These last couple of days I've had the pleasure of spending time with the Ontario open data community, as I gave a keynote talk at the GO Open Data 2015 conference in the Niagara region (more specifically the city of St. Catherines, an hour's drive south of Toronto, right next to the Niagara Falls) on May 1, […] Read More…

Launching the 2014 Global Open Data Index

. . Today from Open Knowledge we're launching the 2014 Global Open Data Index; a citizen-driven online tool to assess the state of open government data around the world.  Each year, governments are making more data available in an open format. The Global Open Data Index tracks whether this data is actually released in a way […] Read More…

Celebrating Open Access Week by highlighting community projects

. . This week is Open Access Week all around the world, and on Open Knowledge’s behalf I'll be putting together a blog post series to highlight great Open Access projects and activities in communities around the world. Every day this week will feature new writers and activities. Open Access Week, a global event now entering […] Read More…

Summarizing the Open Knowledge Festival 2014 in Berlin

. . In the past weeks and months we were hard at work in Open Knowledge to prepare the biggest open data and open knowledge festival and community gathering of the year: Open Knowledge Festival 2014. Last week this went down in Berlin's Kulturbrauerei where over 1,000 people from over 50 countries converged to discuss […] Read More…

The power of a tweet: How proprietary software vendor Socrata succumbed to community pressure

. His past week Socrata, an American proprietary software vendor making solutions for (open) data handling, launched a new application for handling spending data. In general this company is everything that the non-profit open-source software producer and advocacy org Open Knowledge that I work for, is not. Basically, they make closed-source subscription-based tools to handle open data (ironic, […] Read More…

Organizing film screening: “Exposing the Invisible” pt. 1-3 in collab with Tactical Tech Berlin

. . As Science Friction, Open Knowledge Foundation Denmark and Creative Commons Denmark we are proud to present a free screening of the "Exposing the Invisible" documentary trilogy from the Tactical Tech crew in Berlin, who has kindly authorized us to screen their film. The documentary series showcases investigative citizen reporting around the world using new technologies […] Read More…

Blogging about the digitization and opening of our cultural heritage

. . Last week there was an interesting article in Danish national newspaper Information, which explained how Norway are planning to digitize and release all of their written cultural heritage - all of it: books, magazines, articles, etc. - and to make it freely available to all Norwegian citizens. This prompted me to comment on […] Read More…

Launching the Open Data Index

. . These last few months I've been part of the spearheading of a very interesting project called the Open Data Index, based on another project titled the Open Data Census. Developed by the Open Knowledge Foundation, where I act as ao. International Community Manager for Open Government Data activities, the Open Data Census is […] Read More…