This blog was written by James McKinney, Oscar Montiel and Ana Brandusescu and is based on a session on #openwashing at this year’s International Open Data Conference For the second time in history, the International Open Data Conference (IODC) opened a space for us to talk about #openwashing. The insights from IODC16 have been brilliantly summarised by Ana Brandusescu, also a host […]
Join us at the International Open Data Conference
This week we’re in Buenos Aires, Argentina for IODC18 — the International Open Data Conference. Taking place September 27-28, IODC brings the global open data community together to share, plan, and collaborate to make sure the future is open. We’ll be joining innovators, activists, researchers and policymakers to learn and to share our experiences working with […]
Where we were and where to catch us next
Cover photo from the Re:publica 2018 website. All credits belong to them. 2018 is passing by quickly, and at the Jakarta Lab, we’ve been busy bees organising workshops, attending and presenting at various events, and actively advocating for better open data practices in the region (as we’ve been doing the last years). So where can […]
Fighting corruption one dataset at a time
This piece is written by Open Data Lab Jakarta’s Lab Manager, Antya Widita. Follow him on Twitter at @AntyaWidita for more. Corruption is brutal – its impact harms society economically, politically, and even environmentally. The current President of Indonesia, Joko Widodo, calls corruption an “extraordinary crime that requires extraordinary measures”. Eye-opening events on tackling corruption […]
Before the year ends, here’s where you can catch us!
2017 is fast coming to an end—but before it does, we still have a couple of events and workshops to organise, speak at or simply attend. Come say hi to us if you find yourself in any of the following happenings! This November is full of events we’re looking forward to: Open Data Conference, Shanghai, […]
Open Data + Innovation: Making cities work for citizens
How can open data improve citizens’ lives in Indonesian cities? This is the question we keep asking as we embark on our “Innovating for Open Cities” project, supported by Making All Voices Count. We’re developing and testing open data-driven, citizen-centric solutions at the local level, working with selected like-minded innovators who share our belief in […]
The organisations open data can’t live without: Intermediaries
As part of the Open Data Research Symposium, our Open Data Lab Jakarta’s Research Manager Glenn Maail will be presenting a draft paper looking at the value and role of ‘intermediaries’ in open data initiatives on 5 October at 11:15 CET. So, what’s an ‘open data intermediary’? Do they really help projects to succeed? And how […]
#IODC15 Day 1: Is there a need to reframe the open data discourse?
The International Open Data Conference 2015 (IODC 2015) kicked off this morning with an opening plenary that featured prominent speakers with different viewpoints (the optimists, the critical), roles (evangelists, suppliers, intermediaries, users), and from different sectors (government, media, INGO, private sector, research institute). The opening plenary, and the sessions within the day, raised very important […]