2 national and 10 subnational governments influenced to proactively disclose data; 22 organisations using open data to strengthen their advocacies or help improve service delivery; 182 women and 252 men from different sectors trained on how to use data to advocate for change by understanding the world we live in better; More than 7000 individuals […]
Menteri Pendayagunaan Apratur Negara meresmikan Portal Data
Kementerian Pendayagunaan Apratratur Negara dan Reformasi Birokrasi Membuka Hasil dari Pelaksanaan Evaluasi Program Reformasi Birokrasi, Akuntabilitas dan Zona Integritas Kementerian Pendayagunaan Aparatur Negara dan Birokrasi (Kementerian PANRB), akan meluncurkan portal online yakni menampilkan Hasil Evaluasi Pelaksanaan Program Reformasi Birokrasi, Akuntabilitas, dan Zona Integritas (bisa buka di http://evalrbkunwas.menpan.go.id/). Acara ini akan berlangsung pada 22 Februari di Kementerian PANRB. […]
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. […]
Gaining Momentum: Five Lessons from Open Data Practice in Southeast Asia
Last week saw a packed agenda for the Jakarta Lab team: we engaged with open data activists from Malaysia and Indonesia at an event hosted by SEATTI, explored the potential of open data as a tool to promote financial transparency at the 6th Financial Transparency conference, and hosted our own regional research planning workshop with […]
#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 […]
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 […]
Data for Africa, by Africa: Rebooting open data and the High Level Conference on the Data Revolution
The original post by Savita Bailur, Open Data Research Lead of the Web Foundation, could be found here. In this extended blog post, Savita Bailur, the World Wide Web Foundation’s Open Data Research Lead, reflects on last week’s ‘Data Revolution in Africa’, held in Addis Ababa. The World Wide Web Foundation was delighted to be […]
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 […]
The Open Data Lab Jakarta is on the lookout for awesome people to join our ever-growing team! We’re a bunch of flexible, hard-working, creative and fun people based in Southeast Asia, so we’re looking for someone similar. If you’re interested, feel like you’d qualify for one of the positions, and preferably willing to relocate to […]