A 3-city transportation data challenge between the cities of Geneva, Zurich and San Francisco.
Recorded on Tuesday 17, 18.45 @ Room 4, Ground Floor.
With an opening speech by Sami Kanaan, City of Geneva Counselor. Co-organized with swissnex San Francisco.
Christopher Pangilinan, Associate Engineer San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency (SMTA)
Antoine Stroh, Project Manager at Transport Public Genevois (TPG)
Bruno Mändli, Senior Engineer at Trapeze Switzerland
The vernissage is hosted by Sylvie Reinhard (Lift Events) and Johann Recordon (swissnex San Francisco) and will be followed by drinks for everyone.
- See more at: okcon.org/more-open-topics/#transport-session-1
Recorded on Monday 16 September, 14.00 – 17.00 @ Room 23, Ground Floor
Co-organizers: Benjamin Wiederkehr, Interactive Things, Alice Kohli, Neue Zürcher Zeitung
For the year 2013 the editorial office of the Neue Zürcher Zeitung has set itself the target of establishing the standard in the field of data-driven journalism in Switzerland and to furthermore gain attention on an international level.
To be able to approach this ambitious goal in a sustainable and profitable way, it is not enough to simply distribute job titles and descriptions to employees. What is required is a fundamental change in the work of a publisher. The understanding concerning the contents, the tools, the working process will be developed in collaboration with the Interactive Things, a design studio focused on information visualization. Consequentially, the editorial environment will be reshaped. These changes will be facilitated over the course of a series of experiments, which span across the complete spectrum of data-driven journalism.
To kickstart the collaboration between Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Interactive Things, Benjamin and his team conducted a workshop about how to work with data, how to gain the first insights quickly, and how to advance prototypes into more sophisticated visualizations. In return, the journalists conducted a workshop, where all involved designers and developers learned how to identify the right stories to tell and how to construct them in an engaging way.
Now, halfway into the collaboration, Sylke Gruhnwald, data-driven reporter at Neue Zürcher Zeitung and Benjamin Wiederkehr, director of Interactive Things, share insights about daily challenges and opportunities from the collaboration between journalists, designers, and developers
Recorded on Monday 16 September, 17.30 – 18.30 @ Main Stage Room 2
Open Data in Switzerland
Welcome message and presentation of the portal project. With:
* Andreas Kellerhals, Director of the Swiss Federal Archives
* Peter Fischer, Delegate for the Federal IT Steering Unit (FITSU)
* André Golliez, President, Opendata.ch
Launch of the Swiss Open Government Data-Pilotportal
Data Demo – David Oesch, swisstopo
Talk – Outlook: future and potential of Open Data – Andrew Stott, UK Public Sector Transparency Board
- See more at: okcon.org/open-switzerland/#session-2