[euopendata] Update on pan-European open data competition
countculture at gmail.com
Tue Mar 15 11:22:01 GMT 2011
Great stuff. I'd second the request to allow submissions as text only rather
than video. Think video only adds an additional barrier & will inevitably
mean that it's the videos being judged rather than the ideas (and even if
that's not the case, it will be a concern).
> Dear Jonathan,
> On 14.03.2011, at 23:53, Jonathan Gray wrote:
> > Hi all,
> > Following is an update on the pan-European 'Open Data Challenge'
> > competition . The Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) and the Open
> > Forum Academy (OFA) are leading the organisation of the competition
> > under the auspices of the Share PSI initiative . Updates on
> > progress will be sent to both the existing 'euopendata' list and the
> > new Share PSI list.
> Excellent news!!
> > First of all: why bother? From my point of view there are three main
> > reasons why this is worth doing:
> > (i) to generate momentum for open data in Europe - encouraging more
> > public bodies and more national governments to consider opening up
> > their data
> > (ii) to strengthen the community of people interested in open data
> > in Europe - e.g. connecting the dots between people in different
> > places so we can make better applications and services, share
> > expertise and experiences, and so on
> > (iii) to engage new people - e.g. data literate citizens, data
> > journalists, designers and so on
> > What next? Here is the rough roadmap:
> > * Until late March: soliciting for partners/sponsors
> > * Early April: competition opens
> > * Early June: competition closes
> > * Mid June: winners will be announced in Brussels
> Sounds like a plan
> > As it says above, we are openly soliciting for input from
> > parters/sponsors for this initiative. In particular we are looking
> > for:
> > * local contacts - to help with translating the competition website,
> > liaising with local entrants, and evangelising about the competition
> > in relevant local communities
> OKF DE & Open Data Network will cover this for Germany
> > * local, regional and national public bodies - to contribute data
> > and to show support for the competition from governments around Europe
> we will try to convince them ;)
> > * media partners - to help show support for the competition, and to
> > promote it in the country where they are based
> > * sponsors - to contribute towards the prizes
> > The competition will have three main strands:
> > * Ideas ? Anyone can suggest an idea for projects which reuse public
> > information to do something interesting or useful. Applications are
> > submitted in the form of a microshort video and short supporting text.
> > * Applications ? Teams of developers can submit working applications
> > which reuse public information. Applications must be made available
> > under an open source license, and teams must include representation
> > from at least two European member states.
> I would suggest that applications could also be submitted as plain text.
> Not everybody is familiar with video.
> > * Visualisations ? Designers, artists and others can submit
> > interesting or insightful visual representations of public
> > information.
> > Here are our immediate to do items:
> > * Solicit for input from local contacts, public bodies, media
> > partners and sponsors - I am coordinating this at the moment so if you
> > have any ideas or you'd like more information, please contact me!
> > * Finalise judges
> > * Prepare website for launch - we've registered
> > opendatachallenge.org, and need to put together a basic website that
> > explains the idea, and that allows people to enter
> I volunteer to do this website work.
> > Very exciting to (finally!) have the ball rolling on this. :-)
> Yeah! Yeah! Yeah!
> > All the best,
> > Jonathan
> >  For more information see the following (temporary) URL:
> > http://dl.dropbox.com/u/3952743/OKF/opendatachallenge.pdf
> >  For anyone who hasn't yet seen this, Share PSI aims to bring
> > together a wide range of stakeholders who are interested in seeing
> > European public sector information (PSI) shared more effectively. This
> > will feed directly into the Digital Assembly event in June. Membership
> > is open to European organisations, and in the first instance involves
> > adding your logo to the Share PSI website.
> > --
> > Jonathan Gray
> > Community Coordinator
> > The Open Knowledge Foundation
> > http://blog.okfn.org
> > http://twitter.com/jwyg
> > http://identi.ca/jwyg
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