This article originally appeared on SciDev.net. Photo above: School Children at Bislig Elementary School, on the island of Leyte, Philippines. © Asian Development Bank, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 True change will come if we stop treating data as a techie bolt-on and reach marginalised groups, says Ana Brandusescu, Web Foundation digital citizenship research officer. In the Philippines, ustadz […]
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 […]
Meet, greet, and join us in these events
Front image: Madrid skyline. It’s that time of the year again—although ‘that time’ is more of a year-round happening: the Jakarta Lab will be organising, attending, and participating in a number of events from now until November. Come say hi to us if you find yourself in any of the following happenings or venues! In […]
Our Open Data for Transparency interviews are ready for viewing!
We’re excited to share with everyone our first series of videos featuring our Open Data for Transparency (OD4Transparency) project! In the videos, our project partners – Perkumpulan IDEA, Pattiro Surakarta, INCITEGov, and E-Net Philippines – and the mentors talk about the experiences, learnings, and challenges they faced throughout the project in using open data to […]
From open data to empowerment: 3 lessons from Filipino teachers
This blog was first published in the World Wide Web Foundation website. In the Philippines, teachers who offer religious instruction to school children often rely on donations or even work as unpaid volunteers. But this past October, a group of ustadz – Islamic teachers – in the Southern Philippines excitedly reported that finally their salaries and […]
Build, facilitate, celebrate: A look back at our 2015 highlights
2015 is almost over, and it’s paved the way for a lot of learning for us. We took on the challenge of listing down five out of the many Lab highlights for 2015. To know what they are, read on! We celebrated our official launch! The Open Data Lab Jakarta officially launched on 5 February. […]
We had a blast at Rightscon 2015!
The conference area of Crowne Plaza Hotel Manila was buzzing with people attending Rightscon 2015. Representatives across various sectors—from journalists and activists, to major tech players such as Google, Mozilla, Microsoft, and more – were present for the two-day event. The Web Foundation was also present, with members of the Open Data Labs, Web We […]
How to ‘open’ data and more
Have you ever wondered how to properly ‘open’ data? What skills, background knowledge and software are needed and could be used for it? The Lab’s resident Data Analyst took to the challenge of explaining, training and showcasing his data expertise in mentoring workshops with our Open Data for Transparency partners, E-Net Philippines and INCITEGov. Last […]
See you at Rightscon!
The Web Foundation’s Open Data Lab Jakarta will be attending Rightscon from 24-25 March 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel, Metro Manila, Philippines. Our highlight session will take place from 11:00 AM to 1:30 PM on the 24th of February entitled “A Right to Data? Challenges at the Intersection of Freedom of Information and Open […]
Part 2: A deeper look at the Regional Open Data Agenda-Setting Workshop
The Regional Open Data Agenda-Setting workshop took place last 4–6 February 2015 in Jakarta, Indonesia and was hosted by the Web Foundation’s Open Data Lab Jakarta. To know more about the event, what took place leading to it and how the kick-off was, read the first part of our post. Continuing from there, here are […]