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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coder Grrrlz talk to us about GovHack Municipal Data

  This week’s OK Melbourne saw Ruth, Alisha and Rosie spoke to us about the data sets that are coming out of the Cities of Melbourne, Greater Geelong and Ballarat for the upcoming GovHack. There looks to be some very rich data coming out of each of the sites, with both interesting cultural and geographical […]

Open Data and Digital Services: Foundations for a New Information Economy

If you are in Canberra on the 13th of May then please come along to hear from leading speakers covering subjects related to open data and digital Government service delivery. Learn about the foundation elements of a new information economy that is already connecting public and private sectors throughout Australia and the world. Tickets are available […]

Open Economy – Scott Ludlam

Tonight at Open Knowledge Melbourne Greens Senator Scott Ludlam came to present Open Economy (more info), a visualisation tool for budget data. The site allows you to drill down into data from the Australian budget to see where money was spent, as well as load data from other sources (e.g. BHP, or Rio Tinto) and […]