Original photo from the Diary of a Hotel Addict, CC BY 2.0. Colour and add-on modifications by the Open Data Lab Jakarta. This is the fourth and final part of our Innovating for Open Cities blog series, featuring our interview with ICAIOS. You can read our project wrap-up and series kickstarter here, our interview with […]
Dari Plakat menuju Kebijakan: Mengapa peningkatan kapasitas diperlukan
Bagaimana publik Aceh di Indonesia memanfaatkan data terbuka untuk merubah kebijakan pertambangan Open Data Lab Jakarta merasa perlu mencatat beberapa hal penting – dari apa yang dilakukan, kemana diarahkan dan apa saja yang dapat kita petik dari pelajaran tersebut. Alasan lain yang membuat kami merasa bangga dengan pekerjaan kami adalah bermitra dengan GeRAK Aceh, salah […]
Open data and freedom of information: complements or competitors?
Can open data improve people’s access to information? Michael Cañares, Regional Research Manager at the Open Data Lab Jakarta looks at how citizens in Banda Aceh used Indonesia’s Freedom of Information Act, and how open data worked to bolster citizen participation. If you’re heading to IODC, join him at the Open Data Research Symposium and […]
Banda Aceh: Where Good Coffee and Open Data Meet
My passion for open data almost rivals that of my passion for coffee. Almost, because nothing beats good, fresh, strong coffee. So naturally, it’s a win-win experience for me when these two could meet – even abstractly – through one of our projects! Banda Aceh’s taking big steps towards becoming an open data champion Banda […]
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. […]
Recap: We had a successful launch event over a week ago!
On the evening of 5 February 2015, the Istana Ballroom of the Sari Pan Pacific Hotel in Jakarta became packed with guests celebrating the official Launch of the Open Data Lab Jakarta. The success of the Launch was amplified by over 130 attendees, including newly-appointed head of Bappeda and keynote speaker, Tuty Kusumawati, Ford Foundation […]
Wrapping up the Freedom of Information and Open Data project in Banda Aceh
The last of the workshops for the ‘Opening Data for Better Education in Aceh’ project is done – at least for the moment. With a big part of the Open Data Lab’s Jakarta team flying over to Banda Aceh, the 3-day final workshop was held from 09 -12 December 2014 in the Bappeda office of […]
We’re learning to facilitate like rockstars!
Last Friday, right in the home of the Open Data Lab Jakarta, we got treated to a crash-course on becoming facilitators of the rockstar caliber. We underwent the fun and rigorous training in preparation for the final workshop in our Banda Aceh project, and mostly to harness our communications and presentation skills. The 2-day event […]