Last Saturday, 21 February, Open Data Day was celebrated globally. Definitely not about to miss out on this occasion, the Open Data Lab Jakarta and OpenStreetMap Indonesia came together to bring about “Open Data for Nonprofits”, an open data training dedicated to data extraction and cleaning. The event attracted a total of 14 data enthusiasts […]
Why we need more open data advocates – and what we are doing about it
In recent years, several stakeholders have pushed for the creation and implementation of programs related to open data especially in the context of governments, aid agencies, businesses, academics, civil society organizations, and civic hackers. It is argued that greater openness in data will address problems, issues, and challenges related to governance, economic growth, service delivery, […]
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 […]