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Für die offene Mehrsprachigkeit in der Schweiz

- December 3, 2018 in event, Zürich

Wir bedanken uns nochmals herzlichst beim Forum Helveticum, den diversen TeilnehmerInnen und den spannenden HerausforderInnen für den erfolgreichen Hackathon zum Thema “Mehrsprachigkeit 4.0”. Hier findet ihr einen Auszug der Zusammenfassung vom Forum Helveticum: Auf den Reflexionen der Konferenz aufbauend, begrüßte das Forum Helveitcum in Kooperation mit Opendata.ch rund 40 Personen aus den verschiedensten Branchen (Informatiker, Linguisten, Designer, Studenten, Verständigungsexperten etc.) zum „Mehrsprachigkeit 4.0“ Hackathon. Den Teilnehmenden wurden 14 verschiedene Herausforderungen im Zusammenhang mit Mehrsprachigkeit vorgestellt, auf die sie in multidisziplinären Gruppen innert 24 Stunden innovative Antworten erarbeiteten. Bei der Abschlusspräsentation am Samstag, 24. November 2018, wurden zehn erarbeitete Projekte vorgestellt: Gemeinsam mit einer Jury hat das FH zwei Projekte ausgewählt, die während eines halben Jahres weiter unterstützt werden:
  • ExCHange„: Eine Plattform zur Förderung des direkten, individuellen Sprachaustausches zwischen jungen Menschen.
  • Das Wörterbuch hinter dem Mauszeiger„: Eine Web-Erweiterung für Firefox, die die direkte Übersetzung eines Wortes zwischen Romanisch und Deutsch ermöglicht, indem man mit dem Mauszeiger über ein Wort fährt.
Unter der Leitung von jungen Menschen nutzen diese beiden Projekte neue Technologien, um die Verständigung in der Schweiz zu fördern und die Landessprachen zugänglicher zu machen. Die Projekte weisen ein grosses Potenzial auf und das Forum Helveticum wie auch Opendata.ch freuen sich, deren Realisierung unterstützen zu können.

Open Research London – what is open science?

- August 22, 2018 in event, Local Groups

The next Open Research London event will be on Wednesday 3 October 2018 at the Francis Crick Institute, starting at 6pm. Four speakers will talk about open science:
  • Patrick Vallance (Government Chief Scientific Adviser)
  • Jenny Molloy (Shuttleworth Foundation Research Fellow, University of Cambridge)
    • Open science and the future bioeconomy
  • Wen Hwa Lee (Chief Scientific Officer at Action Against AMD & Programme Director Oxford Martin School)
  • Tim Britton (Managing Director, Open Research Group at Springer Nature)
Eventbrite registration page and further details of talks will be available soon. Follow @openresldn on Twitter for more news.

Open Research London – event on 3 Oct 2018

- August 22, 2018 in event, Local Groups

The next Open Research London event will be on Wednesday 3 October 2018 at the Francis Crick Institute, starting at 6pm. Three speakers will talk about open science, in particular the relationship between open science and commercial activity:
  • Jenny Molloy (Shuttleworth Foundation Research Fellow, University of Cambridge)
    • Open science and the future bioeconomy
  • Wen Hwa Lee (Chief Scientific Officer at Action Against AMD & Programme Director Oxford Martin School)
    • Open Science – how extreme can it be?
  • Tim Britton (Managing Director, Open Research Group at Springer Nature)
    • Conflict, what conflict? Where open science meets commercial interests
Eventbrite registration page and further details of talks will be available soon. Follow @openresldn on Twitter for more news. The evening will be chaired by Veronique Birault, Director of Translation at the Francis Crick Institute. Jenny Molloy (Shuttleworth Foundation Research Fellow, University of Cambridge)
  • Open science and the future bioeconomy
    The question of how society deals with intellectual property (IP) and structures scientific institutions and communities to manage and disseminate knowledge is critically important to our future. Open science covers a broad set of practices and ways of working that aim to increase that dissemination of knowledge and which have largely focused on digital research outputs such as papers and datasets. In biotechnology, there are on-going experiments with technologies and even downstream products where open approaches to intellectual property are strategically applied to increase economic or social impact, reduce transaction costs and accelerate innovation. This talk will highlight efforts that aim to de-risk drug discovery, accelerate transitions to renewable technologies and increase equity for those in resource-poor contexts. I will describe the insights these examples might give us into the legal, economic and governance issues surrounding open technologies and their potential for building a sustainable and equitable bioeconomy, where biological knowledge is applied to innovating or improving on production of food, medicines, materials and more.
  • Dr Jenny Molloy is a Shuttleworth Foundation Research Fellow in the Department of Plant Sciences at the University of Cambridge, studying the role and impact of open approaches to intellectual property for a sustainable and equitable bioeconomy. Dr. Molloy’s work focuses on better understanding problems facing researchers accessing biological research tools in low-resource contexts, particularly Latin America and Africa. She is analysing existing innovative solutions and the potential for local, distributed manufacturing of enzymes to improve access and build capacity for biological research. The broader aim of her research is to contextualise “open source” approaches to biotechnology within current narratives of innovation and the bioeconomy policy agenda. In addition to her role in the University, she is a founding Director of two non-profit organisations ContentMine (producing open source software for text mining scientific papers) and Biomakespace (a community laboratory for engineering with biology) and she co-organises the international Gathering for Open Science Hardware.
Wen Hwa Lee (Chief Scientific Officer at Action Against AMD & Programme Director Oxford Martin School)
  • Open Science – how extreme can it be?
    As Open Science gains traction, different segments of the biomedical research community have been trying to capture what it really is and how to better structure it to increase efficiency. As such, many of so called ‘open’ initiatives are simply rebranding of existing, rather closed implementations, which undermines the perception and ultimately the potential of truly Open initiatives. We will be examining the efforts of the Structural Genomics Consortium (SGC), which has been operating an ever-increasing open model and its impact in the way Open Science is practiced in drug discovery – delicately balancing changes instatus quo and the fleeting definition of acceptable/ implementable open science.
  • Lee is a molecular and structural biologist with a wide international network in drug discovery, including charities, academia, industry and government agencies. He’s been a practitioner and champion of Open Science since 2004 joining the first cohort of researchers hired by the SGC Oxford. Lee designed and led several SGC strategies and served as its Director for the Disease Foundations programme, until June 2018 when he joined Action Against Age-related Macular Degeneration as its inaugural Chief Scientific Officer.
Tim Britton (Managing Director, Open Research Group at Springer Nature)
  • Conflict, what conflict? Where open science meets commercial interests
    It is often assumed that there is an automatic tension between being ‘open’ and being ‘commercial’. In publishing terms this can be stated as a perceived incompatibility between open access and subscription business models. Further, there is a move, particularly in Europe, to demand full open access for all work with senior EU officials and advisors calling for full open access to publically funded research and targeting hybrid journals as a barrier to openness. This leads to breathless talk of ‘considerable tensions’ between universities, funders and publishers: a model in crisis with commercial parties and advocates for openness purportedly in conflict. Really?Tim Britton will address this question, demonstrate how the commercial and open agenda can align; how hybrid can and should be seen as an important part of the open agenda and how the true open revolution is yet to come.
  • Tim is responsible for the open research portfolio across Springer Nature which includes BioMed Central, SpringerOpen, the open access journals from Nature Research; open access monographs from Springer and Palgrave Macmillan and open data. He was previously head of strategy and transformation for PwC’s global data research and insight centre, r2i, and before that spent eight years as UK CEO and European Chief Operating Officer of YouGov.

Mehrsprachigkeit 4.0  – Plurilinguisme 4.0 –  Plurilinguismo 4.0 – Plurilinguitad 4.0

- August 22, 2018 in Allgemein, event, Zürich

#1 Hackathon zur Sprachenvielfalt in der Schweiz 23.11.2018, 14h00 – 24.11.2018, 18h00
Auditorium Careum, Pestalozzistrasse 11, 8032 Zürich Gestalte die Zukunft der Schweizer Sprachenvielfalt!
Façonne le futur de la diversité linguistique en Suisse!
Dai forma al futuro della diversità linguistica in Svizzera!
Concepescha l’avegnir da la diversitad linguistica svizra! ———————– Wie können wir neue Technologien und Innovationsprozesse nutzen, um die Sprachkompetenzen und die Verständigung in der Schweiz zu verbessern? Das Forum Helveticum geht, in Zusammenarbeit mit Opendata.ch, im Rahmen dieses Hackathons die Zukunft der Schweizer Mehrsprachigkeit an. Über 50 Teilnehmer aus den unterschiedlichsten Disziplinen bringen Ihre Kompetenzen zugunsten der Schweizer Sprachkulturen zusammen. Sei dabei und entwickle neue Projekte in multidisziplinären Teams! Alle Informationen und Anmeldung unter: https://forum-helveticum.ch/de/hackathon/ ———————– Comment mettre à profit les nouvelles technologies et les processus d’innovation pour améliorer les compétences linguistiques et la compréhension en Suisse? Avec ce Hackathon, Forum Helveticum – en collaboration avec Opendata.ch – se penche sur le futur du plurilinguisme suisse. Plus de 50 participants issus de divers disciplines joignent leurs compétences en faveur des langues et cultures helvétiques. Participe toi-aussi au développement de nouveaux projets avec des équipes pluridisciplinaires! Toutes les informations et inscriptions sous : https://forum-helveticum.ch/fr/hackathon/ ———————– In che modo le nuove tecnologie e i processi di innovazione possono essere utilizzati per migliorare le competenze linguistiche e la comprensione in Svizzera? Con questo Hackathon il Forum Helveticum, in collaborazione con Opendata.ch, guarda al futuro del plurilinguismo svizzero. Più di 50 partecipanti provenienti da diversi discipline uniscono le loro competenze in favore delle lingue e delle culture svizzere. Partecipa anche tu allo sviluppo di nuovi progetti insieme ai team multidisciplinari! Per maggiori informazioni e per registrarti, visita il link: https://forum-helveticum.ch/it/hackathon/

Mitmachen bei «Bärn Häckt»

- August 5, 2018 in Bern, event

mit Open Data und KI die Arbeit von Stiftungen erleichtern!

Vom 24. bis 26. August 2018 findet die zweite Ausführung von BärnHäckt statt. Es gilt eine ganze Reihe von spannenden Challenges zu rocken, resp. zu hacken. Beispielsweise hat die Eidgenössische Stiftungsaufsicht bei BärnHäckt eine spannende Herausforderung eingereicht: Mittels Open Data und KI soll die Berichterstattung der Stiftungen und Revisionsstellen sowie die Aufsichtsfunktion der Stiftungsaufsicht so weit wie möglich automatisiert werden. Es geht darum, mit den verfügbaren Datenquellen unkonventionelle und überraschende Lösungskonzepte zu entwickeln, damit alle Beteiligten effizienter werden und sich auf das Wesentliche konzentrieren können! Weitere Informationen dazu unter www.stiftungsaufsicht.ch. Bei BärnHäckt können alle mitmachen, die sich irgendwo im IT-Umfeld bewegen: Vom Entwickler über den IT-Architekten bis hin zum Business Engineer oder UX-Designer. Die Teilnahme als Hacker ist kostenlos und beinhaltet Verpflegung, Übernachtung auf dem Campus und alles andere, was man während einem Wochenende so braucht. Interessiert? Weitere Informationen und Anmeldung unter https://www.bernhackt.ch/#hacker.  

Results: Open Data Student Award 2018

- July 7, 2018 in event

Thanks to an enthusiastic response to our call for student projects, last week Prof. Stefan Keller (CH Open), Andreas Amsler and Oleg Lavrovsky (Opendata.ch) had the pleasure of spending hours poring over the nominations, qualifying and quantifying their relative merits according to the criteria posted. Learn about the ten projects that were accepted along with the winner of the first Open Data Student Award.

The jury team are extremely impressed with all the submitted projects, each truly exemplary in its own unique way. Each student and supervisor participating this year deserves recognition for making an effort to use, re-publish and to promote open data. In addition to being put on the big screen at the annual conference in St. Gallen (visit Opendata.ch/2018 for presentations and photo-documentation), and discussed by all the people gathered there, the projects are being given extra attention through community channels. Congratulations to Jonas Oesch from FHNW Windisch, whose winning project The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Swiss Open Government Data (project details | direct link) educates readers in an exemplary way about open data, applying open source technical ingenuity and skillful design to a problem that is critical to the open data community. The project fulfilled all of the criteria for the award, from analysing and visualising an important and often overlooked data source, to attribution and open sourcing the project code, ensuring reproducibility and enabling follow-up work for others.
“The open data community is looking for answers to the question of how to better represent the diversity of datasets, putting them into new clothes, so to speak. The hitchhiker’s guide to Swiss Open Government Data is a project that points the way in such a direction.”

We are very much indebted to the people and sponsors who made this award possible: the Opendata.ch and CH Open associations, SBB CFF FFS, Swisscom, Swiss Post, Netcetera, IBM Schweiz and my3Dworld In no particular order, with links to project details, here are all the accepted projects:

Accessibility of public transport / Erreichbarkeit des öffentlichen Verkehrs

Robin Suter, Jonas Matter / HSR Rapperswil Project details | Direct link

Optimizing District Voting / Repräsentativere Wahlergebnisse

Samuel Beuret, Kiran Bacsa, Valentine Santarelli / EPFL Lausanne Project details | Direct link

Lobby & Votes

Hugo Castanheiro / HES-SO Valais Sierre Project details | Direct link

DeepScores / Musiknoten-Erkennung

Lukas Tuggener / ZHAW / SUPSI Project details | Direct link

Visualisation of mobility counts / Visualisierung Verkehrszähldaten

Simon Kafader, Angela Keller / Universität Bern Project details | Direct link

Visualisation of youth surveys / Visualisierung Jugendbefragungen

Ana Dejanovic, Mayra Spizzo / Universität Bern Project details | Direct link

Visualisation of Rhine monitoring / Visualisierung Rheinüberwachungsdaten

Oliver Erismann, Robert Schranz / Universität Bern Project details | Direct link

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Swiss Open Government Data

Jonas Oesch / FHNW Windisch Project details | Direct link /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// There could only be one award this year, but we hope to have lots of submissions again in 2019. So keep on learning, keep on teaching, help us spread the word and help your students to make an awesome Open Data project – and, you never know, they may win next year!

Results: Open Data Student Award 2018

- July 7, 2018 in event

Thanks to an enthusiastic response to our call for student projects, last week Prof. Stefan Keller (CH Open), Andreas Amsler and Oleg Lavrovsky (Opendata.ch) had the pleasure of spending hours poring over the nominations, qualifying and quantifying their relative merits according to the criteria posted. Learn about the ten projects that were accepted along with the winner of the first Open Data Student Award.

The jury team are extremely impressed with all the submitted projects, each truly exemplary in its own unique way. Each student and supervisor participating this year deserves recognition for making an effort to use, re-publish and to promote open data. In addition to being put on the big screen at the annual conference in St. Gallen (visit Opendata.ch/2018 for presentations and photo-documentation), and discussed by all the people gathered there, the projects are being given extra attention through community channels. Congratulations to Jonas Oesch from FHNW Windisch, whose winning project The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Swiss Open Government Data (project details | direct link) educates readers in an exemplary way about open data, applying open source technical ingenuity and skillful design to a problem that is critical to the open data community. The project fulfilled all of the criteria for the award, from analysing and visualising an important and often overlooked data source, to attribution and open sourcing the project code, ensuring reproducibility and enabling follow-up work for others.
“The open data community is looking for answers to the question of how to better represent the diversity of datasets, putting them into new clothes, so to speak. The hitchhiker’s guide to Swiss Open Government Data is a project that points the way in such a direction.”

We are very much indebted to the people and sponsors who made this award possible: the Opendata.ch and CH Open associations, SBB CFF FFS, Swisscom, Swiss Post, Netcetera, IBM Schweiz and my3Dworld In no particular order, with links to project details, here are all the accepted projects:

Accessibility of public transport / Erreichbarkeit des öffentlichen Verkehrs

Robin Suter, Jonas Matter / HSR Rapperswil Project details | Direct link

Optimizing District Voting / Repräsentativere Wahlergebnisse

Samuel Beuret, Kiran Bacsa, Valentine Santarelli / EPFL Lausanne Project details | Direct link

Lobby & Votes

Hugo Castanheiro / HES-SO Valais Sierre Project details | Direct link

DeepScores / Musiknoten-Erkennung

Lukas Tuggener / ZHAW / SUPSI Project details | Direct link

Visualisation of mobility counts / Visualisierung Verkehrszähldaten

Simon Kafader, Angela Keller / Universität Bern Project details | Direct link

Visualisation of youth surveys / Visualisierung Jugendbefragungen

Ana Dejanovic, Mayra Spizzo / Universität Bern Project details | Direct link

Visualisation of Rhine monitoring / Visualisierung Rheinüberwachungsdaten

Oliver Erismann, Robert Schranz / Universität Bern Project details | Direct link

The Hitchhiker’s Guide to Swiss Open Government Data

Jonas Oesch / FHNW Windisch Project details | Direct link /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// There could only be one award this year, but we hope to have lots of submissions again in 2019. So keep on learning, keep on teaching, help us spread the word and help your students to make an awesome Open Data project – and, you never know, they may win next year!

Open Data Day 2018 – Τα δεδομένα ως υποδομή καινοτομίας: επιστήμη, διακυβέρνηση, διαφάνεια, μεταφορές

- March 23, 2018 in event, Featured, gdpr, News, Open Data Day, Open Knowledge, ανοικτά δεδομένα, ανοικτή διακυβέρνηση, Διαφάνεια, Εκδηλώσεις, εκπαίδευση

Με μεγάλη επιτυχία ολοκληρώθηκε η ημερίδα του Ιδρύματος Ανοικτής Γνώσης Ελλάδος (Open Knowledge Greece) και της Βιβλιοθήκης & Κέντρου Πληροφόρησης Α.Π.Θ που έλαβε χώρα την Τετάρτη 14 Μαρτίου στο αμφιθέατρο της Κεντρικής Βιβλιοθήκης Α.Π.Θ.  Η εκδήλωση πραγματοποιήθηκε με αφορμή την Ημέρα Ανοικτών Δεδομένων – Open Data Day 2018 και είχε θέμα: Τα δεδομένα ως υποδομή καινοτομίας: […]

Open Data Day 2018 – Τα δεδομένα ως υποδομή καινοτομίας: επιστήμη, διακυβέρνηση, διαφάνεια, μεταφορές

- March 23, 2018 in event, Featured, gdpr, News, Open Data Day, Open Knowledge, ανοικτά δεδομένα, ανοικτή διακυβέρνηση, Διαφάνεια, Εκδηλώσεις, εκπαίδευση

Με μεγάλη επιτυχία ολοκληρώθηκε η ημερίδα του Ιδρύματος Ανοικτής Γνώσης Ελλάδος (Open Knowledge Greece) και της Βιβλιοθήκης & Κέντρου Πληροφόρησης Α.Π.Θ που έλαβε χώρα την Τετάρτη 14 Μαρτίου στο αμφιθέατρο της Κεντρικής Βιβλιοθήκης Α.Π.Θ.  Η εκδήλωση πραγματοποιήθηκε με αφορμή την Ημέρα Ανοικτών Δεδομένων – Open Data Day 2018 και είχε θέμα: Τα δεδομένα ως υποδομή καινοτομίας: […]

Opendata.ch/2018 Early Bird Tickets

- March 12, 2018 in event


Sichern Sie sich Ihr Early Bird Ticket

Es ist so weit, die Early Bird Tickets für die Opendata.ch/2018 Konferenz sind verfügbar. Sichern Sie sich bis zum 31. März Ihr vergünstigtes Ticket und helfen Sie mit, Open Data am 3. Juli in St. Gallen weiter voranzutreiben. Mehr Informationen finden Sie unter Opendata.ch/2018.