Opening Genomic data – it’s debateable

On a night threatening rain about 25 people came together to discuss Open Genomics in a lab at the Edge, overlooking the Brisbane river. The debate was led by two experts: Mark Crowe, a BioInformatics Scientist and Naveen Sharma, an Information Risk and Compliance Manager. Mark spoke in favour of opening genomic data and his […]

Open data in Queensland – lots of planning and 705 state datasets available

The Queensland Government has recently released two strategic reports that emphasise the future agenda for open data in this state. After public consultation, in December 2013 the government released a working draft of the Queensland 30 year vision (PDF) for comment. The governance section of the plan highlights the need for localised and more flexible […]

Open government data – what can we do in 2014?

The State of Queensland is ramping up activities in preparation for the G20 summit to be held in Brisbane in November 2014.¬† According to the official¬† G20 charter, its purpose is to be a premier forum for international cooperation on the most important issues of the global economic and financial agenda. From an open data […]

Rufus Pollock a hit in Sunny Brisbane

In an overnight trip to sunny Brisbane Rufus Pollock delivered an interactive session attended by 30 people at QUT on Friday night and on Saturday morning gave the plenary talk for the Queensland Government Open Data Mixer day to about 150 people (and livestreamed to 3 cities where concurrent Open Data Mixer days were being […]