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 September, we’ll be heading to:
- Asia-Pacific Open Data Summit in Bangkok, Thailand, from 7 to 8 September. There, our Research Manager, Glenn Maail (@glennmaail), will have a session tackling ‘open data and the digital economy’, where we’ll focus on the Asia-Pacific regional findings from the latest edition of the Open Data Barometer. Glenn will dissect and discuss the readiness, implementation, and impact scores of selected participating countries and how these relate to different economic issues in the region.
- Development Studies Association Conference at Oxford University in England, UK, from 12 to 14 September. Michael Cañares (@mikorulez), our Regional Research Manager for Asia, will present “From open data to empowerment: lessons from Indonesia and the Philippines”. The presentation will look at four case studies to understand how and why open data can affect the spaces, places, and forms of power and how it provides avenues for citizens to exert efforts to reclaim its space in decision-making, agenda-setting, and meaning-making at the sub-national level.
- On the 27th of September, we’ll be attending the Innovation Labs World event in Singapore. The convention is organised by GovInsider with the goal of bringing together innovators from both private and public sectors to exchange learnings and experiences to create effective public service delivery solutions. Here, Antya Widita (@AntyaWidita), our resident Innovation and Engagement Manager, will participate in a focus group discussion on the topic of ‘Citizen-centric Public Services’ and share our gained know-hows on working with open data for social change in Southeast Asia.
- “Data2Life. Life2Data.” launch and exhibit will take place towards the later half of September. The exhibit is the culmination of the Jakarta Lab’s joint project with Goethe-Institut Indonesien, where we aim to capture how different stakeholders produce or use data, and how data is represented in everyday life. Yogyakarta will be the first stop in the traveling exhibit, with the photographs also to be displayed at the IODC in Madrid and later this year at the Goethehaus in Jakarta. To know more about this project, contact Adhitya Randy at email@example.com or @3clair.
For the month of October:
- We will be at the Open Data Research Symposium, which takes place on the 5th of October as a pre-IODC event. There, we’ll be presenting two papers based on the Jakarta Lab’s experiences:
First, Glenn (@glennmaail) will discuss a paper entitled “Relational Impact of Open Data Intermediation: Experience From Indonesia and the Philippines”, which tackles the role and significance of intermediaries – the ‘go-between’ or those who bridge data suppliers and end users through apps, trainings, projects or others – in open data initiatives.
Second, Miko (@mikorulez) will discuss why initiatives in making cities smarter are insufficient – if these are not done within the context of openness and greater participation of citizens in city-building. Using the Jakarta Smart City program as a case, he will propose a framework on how smart cities can transition to open cities.
- We will also be at the Open Cities Summit also held on the 5th of October, another pre-IODC event. There, Antya (@AntyaWidita) will present our “Innovating for Open Cities” project, from our learnings and findings, to the progress of the activities and partner initiatives to date. To view the poster or learn more about this project, you can also contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
- You can also find us at the International Open Data Conference (IODC), to be held from 6 to 8 October, in Madrid, Spain. There, we’ll have the second stop of the traveling “Data2Life. Life2Data.” exhibit, as well as a workshop led by Miko (@mikorulez) entitled “From Open Data Research to Policy: Influencing Global, National, and Local Agendas”. In this interactive session, the audience will work together to share findings on how open data research can potentially influence global, national, and local policies.
Finally, in November:
- Together with Goethe-Institut Indonesien, we will organise and host the Open Data Innovation Week from the 22nd to 25th of November at the Goethehaus in Jakarta, Indonesia. Here, the initial activities will be happening behind closed doors but we will wrap up with a public event for the last day, where we will present the outputs and tools collected previously.
We have an on-going open call for participants for this event, and encourage all those interested in the event to apply on or before the 16th of September! For more information about this event, contact Denise Karunungan at email@example.com.
If you’ll be in any of these events, let us know through Twitter @ODLabJkt! We always look forward to making new connections and building networks, exchanging ideas and possible collaborations, or sharing project experiences. See you at the next event!