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Exceptional times call for new and open solutions: #osoc20 will be fully remote

- May 5, 2020 in Featured, Open Data, Open Innovation, Open Knowledge, Open Source, open Summer of code, osoc20, projects, remote

A virus is throwing a spanner in the works for businesses and organisations around the globe. At the same time, we are witnessing a surge in innovation, creativity and flexibility from all parts of society. Open Knowledge Belgium wants to take on the challenge and be part of the solution. How? With Open Summer of Code, we provide both private and public organisations with the opportunity to tap into the creativity of digital natives and build a prototype for digital projects in only 4 weeks time. Changing times call for thinking out of the box Open Summer of Code will be celebrating its tenth anniversary this summer. This unique summer program – where student teams devise and develop innovative digital solutions for societal and other challenges – has become an institution. Throughout the years, we have managed to make Open Summer of Code grow with more students, partners and impact. As a result of the recent outbreak of the COVID-19 virus, we’re ready to take on a new challenge: organising #osoc20 as a fully remote edition. Thanks to our experience and solid supporting network of coaches and partners, we are confident and excited to turn this fully remote aspect into an opportunity for more and faster digital transformation. We are currently adapting our program in such a way that we make it work remotely. Here are a few changes that you can expect for this remote edition:
  • Set-up of the infrastructure for effective remote collaboration
  • Review of our code of conduct so it works remotely
  • Documentation will take precedence over explanation
  • Supporting coaches with tutorials & an online skill board
  • Demo day: live-streaming all project presentations to a broad audience.
Does this imply that we’ll never meet each other face-to-face? Not necessarily! We want to keep the door open for small physical meetings. If governmental measures allow, we might organise smaller team gatherings, but remote work will be the norm. In case it’s difficult for students to work from home, we will provide them with a desk. Open is the key to innovation The pandemic has forced many of us to isolate but this hasn’t stopped the world from coming together to fight the corona virus. Traditional silos are being demolished while new ways of collaboration are popping up everywhere. From researchers to makers, from app developers to citizens with a sewing machine, … Magic happens when all noses point in the same direction. As an umbrella organisation for the open community in Belgium, we are proud that Open Knowledge, Open Data and Open Source have played a significant part in these developments. We strongly believe in the power of open as a motor for innovation. All applications and solutions that are developed during Open Summer of Code are Open Source, and often based on Open Data. This way we can introduce the projects and partners to the (Belgian) open community while training a next generation of open advocates. Of course we ourselves try to practice what we preach by using as many open alternatives when organising Open Summer of Code. Even more so now that we are preparing for a fully remote edition. Together with you, we want to develop the world of tomorrow This year’s edition of Open Summer of Code provides a unique opportunity: it combines the societal need for more digital transformation and the strong motivation of talented students in a remote setting. 171 students have already submitted their application to be part of #osoc20. Today, we’re still looking for more partners who want to build a prototype for their digital project and give a team of students the chance to put their skills into practice. In previous editions of Open Summer of Code, teams of students have built prototypes for many different kind of projects – to highlight a few: In short, what can you as a project partner expect to get out of Open Summer of Code?
  • The opportunity to turn your project idea into a prototype in only 1 month thanks to the digital creativity and dedication of a talented team of students and coaches.
  • Joining a network of organisations, coaches and nearly graduated students who are eager to make a difference.
  • Social impact, as thanks to you students get the chance to work on an impactful digital project.
  • Becoming a digital pioneer and gain visibility before, during and after the program with your next digital project.
  • Being a part of a larger innovative hub where synergies arise spontaneously.
Do you recognize yourself or your organization in the description above? Then osoc is what you’re looking for! You can become a partner by contacting us directly via info@osoc.be. For more info, take a look at: summerofcode.be.

Öppna Data Meetup #3 – Let’s innovate about “Bosättningsla­gen” with Open Data!

- November 29, 2016 in bosättningslagen, HTL, Meetup, Open Innovation, Open Spending, stockholm

The new Swedish law, “Bosättningslagen”, obligates Swedish municipalities to arrange a living for those refugees who now may stay in Sweden. Many solutions that have been presented are quite expensive and drastic for many municipalities, but some may be cost efficient options. The two topics (that I suggest) for this meetup are:
  1. What relation does this kind of Spending for different kinds of solutions have for our Swedish municipalities, in comparison to other costs?
  2. How can Open data and innovation help out here? Let’s share ideas about that, and possibly make a constructive plan forward for cost efficient solutions.
About Bosättninglagen in Swedish:
http://www.migrationsverket.se/Andra-aktorer/Kommuner/Om-personer-med-uppehallstillstand/Bosattningslagen.html For any questions and RSVP, please contact me adrian(at)okfn.se or go to our event at Meetup.com: https://www.meetup.com/Open-innovation/events/235716485/ Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: -17.30
Location: Scandic No.53

Kungsgatan 53, Stockholm

Warm welcome!

Öppna Data Meetup #3 – Let’s innovate about “Bosättningsla­gen” with Open Data!

- November 29, 2016 in bosättningslagen, HTL, Meetup, Open Innovation, Open Spending, stockholm

The new Swedish law, “Bosättningslagen”, obligates Swedish municipalities to arrange a living for those refugees who now may stay in Sweden. Many solutions that have been presented are quite expensive and drastic for many municipalities, but some may be cost efficient options. The two topics (that I suggest) for this meetup are:
  1. What relation does this kind of Spending for different kinds of solutions have for our Swedish municipalities, in comparison to other costs?
  2. How can Open data and innovation help out here? Let’s share ideas about that, and possibly make a constructive plan forward for cost efficient solutions.
About Bosättninglagen in Swedish:
http://www.migrationsverket.se/Andra-aktorer/Kommuner/Om-personer-med-uppehallstillstand/Bosattningslagen.html For any questions and RSVP, please contact me adrian(at)okfn.se or go to our event at Meetup.com: https://www.meetup.com/Open-innovation/events/235716485/ Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: -17.30
Location: Scandic No.53

Kungsgatan 53, Stockholm

Warm welcome!

Öppna Data Meetup #3 – Let’s innovate about “Bosättningsla­gen” with Open Data!

- November 29, 2016 in bosättningslagen, HTL, Meetup, Open Innovation, Open Spending, stockholm

The new Swedish law, “Bosättningslagen”, obligates Swedish municipalities to arrange a living for those refugees who now may stay in Sweden. Many solutions that have been presented are quite expensive and drastic for many municipalities, but some may be cost efficient options.

The two topics (that I suggest) for this meetup are:

  1. What relation does this kind of Spending for different kinds of solutions have for our Swedish municipalities, in comparison to other costs?
  2. How can Open data and innovation help out here? Let’s share ideas about that, and possibly make a constructive plan forward for cost efficient solutions.

About Bosättninglagen in Swedish:
http://www.migrationsverket.se/Andra-aktorer/Kommuner/Om-personer-med-uppehallstillstand/Bosattningslagen.html

For any questions and RSVP, please contact me adrian(at)okfn.se or go to our event at Meetup.com: https://www.meetup.com/Open-innovation/events/235716485/

Date: Monday, December 5, 2016
Time: -17.30
Location: Scandic No.53

Kungsgatan 53, Stockholm

Warm welcome!

Öppna Data Meetup #3 – Let’s innovate about “Bosättningsla­gen” with Open Data!

- November 29, 2016 in bosättningslagen, HTL, Meetup, Open Innovation, Open Spending, stockholm

Öppna Data Meetup #2 vid HTL Hotel Lounge

- October 31, 2016 in HTL, Meetup, Open Innovation, stockholm

Vi fortsätter små prototyp meetups med kort framförhållning (förbättring kommer)! Imorgon ses vi mellan kl. 17.00 – 18.00 och kör vi drop-in meetup vid HTL Lounge. Under denna meetup möts vi för att snacka framtiden för Open Innovation Stockholm-gruppen på Meetup och Öppna Data-meetups. Som förra gången är det välkommet att koma och utforska, hacka och jobba på olika projekt relaterade till öppna data och öppen förvaltning (OpenGov). Detta är ett litet andra test av deltagardriven meetup där du som är intresserad av öppen innovation, öppna data, OpenGov och öppenhet kan träffa fler engagerade inom området.  Med drop-in är det öppet att komma och gå som man själv vill. Du hittar meetupen vid bordet som har en Open Knowledge-logga! Välkommen! Adress:
HTL Hotel,
Kungsgatan 53
Stockholm
Koordinater: 59.3343302, 18.0591857
Se på karta (OpenStreetMap) här.

Figure out the Future of Open Innovation Group Stockholm!

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016, 5:00 PM

HTL Kungsgatan Lounge
Kungsgatan 53 Stockholm, SE

1 The new generation of innovators Attending

Open Knowledge Sweden is testing out to sponsor this Meetup Group. We are curious to get to know you all and what you would like to see happen in this Meetup Group.We are curious about everything related to Open Innovation, since it is the natural effect of open knowledge, resources and data.Come join tomorrow, grab something to drink at the HTL …

Check out this Meetup →

Öppna Data Meetup #2 vid HTL Hotel Lounge

- October 31, 2016 in HTL, Meetup, Open Innovation, stockholm

Vi fortsätter små prototyp meetups med kort framförhållning (förbättring kommer)!

Imorgon ses vi mellan kl. 17.00 – 18.00 och kör vi drop-in meetup vid HTL Lounge.

Under denna meetup möts vi för att snacka framtiden för Open Innovation Stockholm-gruppen på Meetup och Öppna Data-meetups. Som förra gången är det välkommet att koma och utforska, hacka och jobba på olika projekt relaterade till öppna data och öppen förvaltning (OpenGov).

Detta är ett litet andra test av deltagardriven meetup där du som är intresserad av öppen innovation, öppna data, OpenGov och öppenhet kan träffa fler engagerade inom området.  Med drop-in är det öppet att komma och gå som man själv vill.

Du hittar meetupen vid bordet som har en Open Knowledge-logga!

Välkommen!

Adress:
HTL Hotel,
Kungsgatan 53
Stockholm
Koordinater: 59.3343302, 18.0591857
Se på karta (OpenStreetMap) här.

Figure out the Future of Open Innovation Group Stockholm!

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016, 5:00 PM

HTL Kungsgatan Lounge
Kungsgatan 53 Stockholm, SE

1 The new generation of innovators Attending

Open Knowledge Sweden is testing out to sponsor this Meetup Group. We are curious to get to know you all and what you would like to see happen in this Meetup Group.We are curious about everything related to Open Innovation, since it is the natural effect of open knowledge, resources and data.Come join tomorrow, grab something to drink at the HTL …

Check out this Meetup →

Öppna Data Meetup #2 vid HTL Hotel Lounge

- October 31, 2016 in HTL, Meetup, Open Innovation, stockholm

Vi fortsätter små prototyp meetups med kort framförhållning (förbättring kommer)! Imorgon ses vi mellan kl. 17.00 – 18.00 och kör vi drop-in meetup vid HTL Lounge. Under denna meetup möts vi för att snacka framtiden för Open Innovation Stockholm-gruppen på Meetup och Öppna Data-meetups. Som förra gången är det välkommet att koma och utforska, hacka och jobba på olika projekt relaterade till öppna data och öppen förvaltning (OpenGov). Detta är ett litet andra test av deltagardriven meetup där du som är intresserad av öppen innovation, öppna data, OpenGov och öppenhet kan träffa fler engagerade inom området.  Med drop-in är det öppet att komma och gå som man själv vill. Du hittar meetupen vid bordet som har en Open Knowledge-logga! Välkommen! Adress:
HTL Hotel,
Kungsgatan 53
Stockholm
Koordinater: 59.3343302, 18.0591857
Se på karta (OpenStreetMap) här.

Figure out the Future of Open Innovation Group Stockholm!

Tuesday, Nov 1, 2016, 5:00 PM

HTL Kungsgatan Lounge
Kungsgatan 53 Stockholm, SE

1 The new generation of innovators Attending

Open Knowledge Sweden is testing out to sponsor this Meetup Group. We are curious to get to know you all and what you would like to see happen in this Meetup Group.We are curious about everything related to Open Innovation, since it is the natural effect of open knowledge, resources and data.Come join tomorrow, grab something to drink at the HTL …

Check out this Meetup →

Introducing W4P, a crowdsourcing for open, social and local projects.

- June 24, 2016 in crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, Featured, General, Open Innovation, Open Source

After 10 months of figuring what we need to build, building it and then testing it in real life situation we can now say: W4P is alive! Or at least in a solid bèta. You can find our presentation in English here: Interested in hearing this talk again and do you have a location and or crowd? Or are you ready to start up a W4P crowdsourcing platform? Contact us!

Introducing W4P, a crowdsourcing for open, social and local projects.

- June 24, 2016 in crowdfunding, crowdsourcing, Featured, General, Open Innovation, Open Source

After 10 months of figuring what we need to build, building it and then testing it in real life situation we can now say: W4P is alive! Or at least in a solid bèta. You can find our presentation in English here:
Interested in hearing this talk again and do you have a location and or crowd? Or are you ready to start up a W4P crowdsourcing platform?
Contact us!