OPEN DATA CONNECTED
Beyond Fire and Forget
12th May 2023
About the conference
Open-data is a great source of raw information, yet too often public organizations consider it as a chore that is only done because of regulatory compliance.
At OpenNovations we’ve recently imported about a hundred of open-datasets from the Croatian and Zagreb government as a test of our flagship Aranei data management platform. The quality of them turned out to be slightly variable, and as good citizens we decided to see what we can do about that!
Why not use the open-data published to gain insights into the data integrity / quality of that data? We asked ourselves, and had a brainstorm with our friends at HROpen.
Would the world not be a better place if we all just took a bit more interest into our open-data?
So how is OpenDataConnected different from other open-data related hackathons and events?
- OpenDataConnected is not going to develop an app during the conference.
- OpenDataConnected is going to analyze the quality of existing open data and work on improving that!
OpenDataConnected was started because of the realization that the current state of public open data quality is less than desirable. Also, it seems that other Open Data related initiatives and hackathons mainly serve as a competition for app-builders to show off their skills, which, however amazing their skills are, usually doesn’t result in many sustainable long-term results.
After our own analysis at OpenNovations using our Aranei data management platform of the datasets provided by the Croatian public authorities we found that there are many data-integrity issues, discrepancies and semantic deviations between datasets.
We conclude that with the current state of data integrity and quality of publicly available open data it’s not realistic to aim for consistent and sustainable use cases or business opportunities based on this data. We need this problem to be addressed and resolved before any meaningful follow-up can be given to the implementation of use cases based on open data.
At OpenNovations and HROpen we believe in transparency and collaboration, that’s why we’ve initiated the OpenDataConnected conference as a starting point, and by no means an end-point. We will continue after the initial conference in collaboration with the annual DORS/CLUC conference to make sure we touch base regularly and keep the momentum.
We will actively engage with the public bodies publishing the open datasets to make them aware of any issues and help them resolve those.
our open data
Join us at DORS CLUC – Zagreb on the 12th of May 2023 and see how we can work on the quality of our existing open data together! See OpenDataConnected – DORS/CLUC 2023 (dorscluc.org)
News & announcements
OpenDataConnected: A Special Finale at DORS/CLUC Conference in Zagreb on May 12th, 2023
We are excited to announce that the OpenDataConnected conference initiative will have its final podium at the DORS/CLUC conference in Zagreb, Croatia, on the 12th of May, 2023. This separate track, called OpenDataConnected, will showcase successful open data...
A true snowball effect has begun around OpenDataConnected! The result of a relatively modest import of Croatian open data sources into our Aranei data management platform resulted in an international group of interested and helpful people. After many considerations...
Open Data values
Please don't think of this as a lecture. This is not just a talk or a workshop. It's an experience and an exploration into the values of OpenData, and you are all take part in it! Open data can be defined as “any data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed...
Make a difference with Open Data
Open data can be used for the common good, and it has the power to change lives. Open-data is a good thing. The world is a better place when we share information freely and openly with one another. There are many examples of open-data being used in positive ways: In...
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7th December 2022 KICKOFF EVENT Schedule
Sessions / workshops
|1330 – 1400||
Data integrity and quality findings on Croatian Open data
|1400 – 1500||Lessons learned from business models based on open data – Determining business value propositions with open data|
|1500 – 1700||How to go from here? Blue sky thinking, looking at the combined datasets, which use cases can be identified? Future ambitions and follow-ups of OpenData Connected|
|1700 –||Closing, networking and virtual drinks!|