Recorded on Monday 16 September, 15.30 – 17.00 @ Room 6, Floor 3
Moderator: Barnaby Skinner, Journalist and Tech Editor at Sonntags Zeitung / Opendata.ch Board Member
*Welcome to Geneva*
– Dominik Madon, City of Geneva
A quick message of welcome to the great city of Geneva by the Director of the DSIC (Direction des systèmes d’information et de communication).
*Access to Government Data*
– Matthias Brüllmann, Schweizerische Bundeskanzlei
To make government information accessible or open it is not enough to put it on a website in some structured way. The talk adresses questions like: How do we deliver information to people with urgent questions, no time, no patience, different languages and different backgrounds? And how do we reach citizens who do not know what they – as citizens – have to know?
*OGD @ the city of Zurich*
– Michael Grüebler, Statistik Stadt Zürich
In June 2012 the city of Zurich launched the first open government data portal of Switzerland. One year later we can share and discuss the gained experience and our plans for the future.
*Getting journalists ready for the data challenge*
– Alexandra Stark, MAZ – Die Schweizer Journalistenschule
Datajournalism needs Data AND Journalism. While the data-side is making a big step ahead, most swiss journalists are reluctant to do so. How come? And what has to change?
*Open Meteorological Data*
– Christian Häberli, MeteoSwiss
Several studies confirm the socio-economic benefits of weather services. Open meteorological data add to those benefits by increased use. This talk describes experiences and goals of MeteoSwiss on the track to a possible open data policy.
*Usage & users of geo.admin.ch: the open access to geodata in Switzerland*
– David Oesch, swisstopo
Since 2010, geospatial data of Swiss governmental agencies can be viewed and accessed over geo.admin.ch in a fast, free and state of the art manner. Over 200 datasets are accessed by up to 50’000 users daily. In an analysis we show which datasets were actually requested by different user groups and our lessons learned to leverage usage itself.
*Open Linked Data at the “Swiss Federal Statistical Office” (FSO)*
– Adrian Gschwend, Bern University of Applied Sciences (BFH)
The Swiss Federal Statistical Office (FSO), together with the Institute for ICT-Based Management (Bern University of Applied Sciences), has successfully completed a pilot project aimed at creating a true RDF Datastore with some of its population data. The FSO is currently considering extending this pilot project in two directions: internal and external.
From a strictly internal point of view, any such extension can only make sense if data production and data dissemination are closely integrated in FSO processes. The implications of this must still be evaluated. A certain fact is that the use of SDMX as glue between data and metadata is paving the way
towards such highly integrated data flows.
The external implications are of another nature. The FSO must work towards standardization of of its metadata. The introduction of a clear URI structure as well as restful services is of central importance. The FSO is committed to these goals and is taking the appropriate steps in that direction.
*Beyond open data*
– Stephan Sigrist, W.I.R.E. – Web for Interdisciplicary Research & Expertise
Recorded on Monday 16 September, 14.00 – 15:00 @ Room 6, Floor 3
Moderator: Daniel Dietrich, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland
A session with short and sharp statements from pioneers, experts and activists from around the world on the state-of-play of Open Government Data from their countries. These updates will highlight stories of success and failure and reveal current issues and trends from the global open data community. Each participant will have 2-3 minutes and 1 slide. These updates will be followed by a short panel discussion with an all star cast of open data gurus who will identify trends and issues on the fly and comment on them.
* Sandor Lederer – K-Monitor Watchdog for Public Funds, Hungary
* Samih Abid & Inès Hammami – OpenGovTn, Tunisia
* Waltraut Ritter – Knowledge Dialogues, Hong Kong
* Everton Zanella Alvarenga – Open Knowledge Foundation, Brazil
* Regards Citoyens, France
* Oleg Naumenko, Russia
* Pia Waugh – Australian Government, Australia
* Bibhusan Bista – aidinfo, Nepal
Recorded on Thursday 19 September, 12.00 @ Université de Genève, Uni Pignon campus, Room P_S05
Coordinator: Christophe Guéret, Dutch data archiving institute
There is no escape from the expansion of information, so that structuring and locating meaningful knowledge becomes ever more difficult. This satellite event will be focused on knowledge spaces navigation and information retrieval strategies with the aim to increase data access, analysis and re-use. Through a number of presentations and hands-on sessions, we will discuss and practice the challenges behind becoming a data explorer.
Workshop recorded on Monday 16 September, 17.15 – 18.45 @ Room 20, Floor 3
Coordinators: Mark Brough, Publish What You Fund and Anders Pedersen, Community Coordinator, OpenSpending, Open Knowledge Foundation
Speakers: The workshop was participatory and attendees were encouraged to contribute their own experiences. Participants included Publish What You Fund, Aidinfo, OpenSpending, World Bank Finances, Development Finance International, Open Contracting, Integrity Action, Adaptation Fund, OpenCorporates, United Nation Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the Guardian.
Recorded on Monday 16 September, 14.00 – 17.00 @ Room 19, Floor 3
Ton Zijlstra, Independent Consultant on Change, Complexity, Knowledge Work, Learning
Christian Villum, Open Government Community Coordinator, Open Knowledge Foundation
Join us in making the Open Data Census better!
In this workshop we will give the Open Data Census a big push. At the end of October a fully updated and extended version of the Open Data Census will be announced.
The OKCon workshop is a great opportunity for you to ensure that not only your country is represented right in the Open Data Census, but also that the Open Data Census is a useful instrument to you in your open data work.
Join us to improve the Census data on your country, extend the number of countries covered, or find the correct information for an incomplete country overview, and discuss how the Open Data Census can be made an even more valuable instrument for your open data work.