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OK Australia

Open Knowledge Australia Board Meeting 29 September 2015

Minutes will be available once approved.

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Global Census

Walkthrough for 2015 Global Open Data Census Updates

Last week at the Canberra meetup we were joined by Stephen Gates to discuss the Global Open Data Census. After organising a demo of the update process we’ve produced the following video to give everyone an easy to follow walkthrough on how to submit updates for this year. Please note that the deadline for updates […]

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okfncbr

Open Knowledge Canberra recap

It felt good to finally kick off an Open Knowledge Canberra meetup. For a long time I’ve been jealously reading the tweets and posts from the long running Melbourne meetups and wanting to be a part of that each week. Unfortunately, being based in Canberra, the science was impossible. And then Brisbane was rebooted to double […]

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childcare

Childcare at GovHack – how it was done

The Why When we started the Open Knowledge group that meets weekly in Melbourne our goal was to make it as accessible as possible. WIFI would be necessary or preferred. Week nights were probably the best option, sometime between 5pm and 9pm. Some people would like or need dinner, vegan and gluten free options would […]

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Rosie-Williams

Open data & open government – a new paradigm?

Note: This is a re-post on behalf of Rosie Williams. The original post can be found at https://openaus.net.au/blog/2015/08/17/open-data-open-government-a-new-paradigm/ The internet is often hailed for its promise and role played in political change. Now anyone can blog or Tweet. Social media has played a major role in democratic uprisings around the world and ending political careers domestically. […]

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OK Australia

Joining the dots in Open Knowledge Australia

At the last Open Knowledge Australia board meeting Markus mentioned a point about providing more information on how people can support each other. What activities are people interested in? What knowledge or skills do people hold? How can we support each other? There are a few easy ways for people to publish a simple profile that […]

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geonext

GeoNext Hackfest launch

Tonight at Open Knowledge Melbourne we helped launch a 2 week open data hackfest leading up to the spatial conference GeoNext. The competition rewards the most innovative use of official competition APIs from Airbus Defence & Space, What 3 Words, HERE Maps, and the Victorian Government. Participants must submit a web-accessible demo by midnight on […]

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OK Australia

Open Knowledge Australia Board Meeting 28 July

Attendees: Dr. Fiona Tweedie (Co-Chair) Dr. Maia Sauren (Chairing) Ana Mihov-Nicotodis (Co-Secretary) Steven De Costa (Co-Secretary & Treasurer) Michael Phillips (Board Member) Markus Buchhorn (Board Member)  Agenda Welcome from the Chair Apologies Finances Update on Finances Updates Actions from last meeting Network and Community Planning Actions Other business Rejected other business Minutes Welcome from the […]

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shutupandhack

Melbourne Shut Up and Hack Night

This weeks OK Melbourne Meetup saw a dozen or so attendees working on various Open Knowledge related projects, products and ideas. Matt and Ling made an enthusiastic start on collecting attributes of current http://data.vic.gov.au/ datasets to gauge machine-readability and bulk accessibility as a resource for the community.  The plan is to extend this to get […]

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OK Australia

Assessing government data accessibility and usability

One of the ideas that we at Open Knowledge Melbourne had as an activity for our weekly meetups was to set aside some time for people to browse the various Australian open data portals and assess the quality of the data sets they hold. The purpose for this being to make the community aware of […]

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