OKCon 2013

  1. The facets of open education. Resources, data and culture – Panel

    Open data is data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone. Many institutes offer Open Educational Resources (OER) online. Education can benefit highly from open and linked data approaches.

    Moderator: Doug Belshaw, Badges & Skills Lead, Mozilla Foundation

    Panel members:

    Jackie Carter, Senior Manager, MIMAS, Centre of Excellence, University of Manchester
    Mathieu d’Aquin, Research Fellow, Knowledge Media Institute, Open University, UK
    Davide Storti, Programme Specialist, Communication and Information Sector (CI), United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

    LinkedUp Challenge Award Presentations

    Moderators: Stefan Dietze and Eelco Herder, L3S Research Center

    The LinkedUp Veni Competition is the first in a series of three competitions on tools and demos that analyse or integrate open web data for educational purposes.

    In this session, the shortlisted entries will present their outstanding demos and tools for using open data for education. More information on the tools and their creators can be found here.

    DataConf – a mobile mashup that enriches conference publications.
    Globe-Town – rich information and infographics on issues regarding society, environment and economy.
    Knownodes – enables defining and exploring connections between resources and ideas.
    Mismuseos – browse and explore relations between objects from multiple Spanish museums.
    Polimedia – connects transcripts of the Dutch parliament with media coverage.
    ReCredible – a browsable topic map with infoboxes next to it.
    We-Share – a social annotation application for educational ICT tools.
    YourHistory – a Facebook app that shows historic events that are related to your own life.
    - See more at: okcon.org/more-open-topics/#sthash.lgGr8BuT.dpuf

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  2. Moderator: Anders Pedersen, Community Coordinator, OpenSpending, Open Knowledge Foundation

    Panel members:
    * Sandor Lederer, Co-founder and CEO, K-Monitor Watchdog for Public Funds
    * Felipe Estefan, Open Government / ICT4Gov at The World Bank / Open Contracting
    * Julia Keserű, International Program Coordinator and Kaitlin Devine, Senior Developer, Sunlight Foundation
    * Mathias Huter, Project Manager, Transparency International Georgia

    The panel features a discussion about the common challenges and possible next steps in opening up government procurements. We will discuss and compare some national examples, the global norms of the Open Contracting team, Sunlight Foundation’s basic findings on procurement disclosure trends from all around the world and CSO tools built around procurement data.

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  3. Speakers:

    * Amparo Ballivian, Lead Economist, The World Bank
    * Meghan Cook, Program Manager at the Center for Technology in Government, University at Albany
    * Jose Maria Alonso/Tim Davies, World Wide Web Foundation (remote connection)
    * Barbara Ubaldi, E-Government Policy Analyst, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)
    * Daniel Dietrich, United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA) / Open Knowledge Foundation
    * Ton Zijlstra, Independent Consultant on Change, Complexity, Knowledge Work, Learning / Open Data Census

    Several institutions are providing technical assistance to developing countries’ open data initiatives. The workshop will present some technical assistance tools and the emerging lessons from implementation, and discuss options for their improvement.

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  4. Talks:

    Open data for disaster risk reduction
    Craig Duncan, Senior Coordinator, United Nations International Strategy for Disaster Reduction (UNISDR)

    Economic losses from disasters are “out of control” according to UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon. This talk will outline how open data can help both governments get a better grasp on disaster risk, but also enable a bottom up citizen movement to demand that both government and the private sector makes risk informed decisions. Slides: preventionweb.net/opendata/

    Humanitarian emergencies: searching for Open data
    Anahi Ayala Iacucci, Innovation Advisor for Africa, Internews

    While a growing conversation is happening around Open Data as a driver for development and accountability, little, if any, is being said about the role of open data in humanitarian emergencies. While we ask governments to open all their data as a duty towards their citizens, humanitarian organizations seems to be pretty much left outside. Is there a need for open data in the humanitarian community space? What would it look like? Are transparency and accountability strictly linked to the healthy recovery of communities in emergencies? This talk will look at some of those questions and try to propose some solutions, drawing from the long-standing experience that Internews has in media and communication with communities during emergencies.

    Fostering Open Data for Development
    Fabrizio Scrollini (DATA – Datos Abiertos, Transparencia y Acceso a la información/International Development Research Centre (IDRC) / Open Data Institute Caribbean)

    Economic losses from disasters are “out of control” according to UN secretary general Ban Ki Moon. This talk will outline how open data can help both governments get a better grasp on disaster risk, but also enable a bottom up citizen movement to demand that both government and the private sector makes risk informed decisions.

    Ardomino. A talking sensor for the social sharing of local data
    Francesca De Chiara, Maurizio Napolitano, Alfonso Crisci, Valentina Grasso, Alessandro Matese, Open Knowledge Foundation Italy

    ArdOmino is a low-cost solution, based on Arduino technology, to capture data flows through specific sensors and raise local environmental awareness. ArdOmino is a “talking sensor” thought to register, interpret and share data in the form of conversation on social media platforms. The ArdOmino framework is conceived to turn numerical data into human relevant and human readable information and use the engagement of local communities to validate the data itself. Geo-tweets will be interpreting environmental information (as weather) by communicating perceived state by people, resulting not only in a simple real-time social data validation but giving a collective awareness face to the environment.

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  5. The aim of this panel was to present successful stories from Civil Society Organizations making data-driven impact on policymaking. We will discuss possible ways and challenges of pushing campaigns around data by a moderated talk with speakers from different regions and different experiences in influencing the decision-making process.

    * Julia Keserű, International Program Coordinator, Sunlight Foundation
    * Eva Vozarova, IT Projects Manager, Fair-Play Alliance

    Panel members:
    * Adriano Belisário Feitosa da Costa, Instituto Mais Democracia
    * John Wonderlich, Policy Director, Sunlight Foundation
    * Marko Rakar, President, Windmill

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