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OKFestival 2014 Stories: Sensor Journalism: Communities of Practice

- December 11, 2014 in #sensorjourno, OKFestival 2014 Stories, Programme, sensor journalism, Sessions

This blog post is written by Lily Bui, M.S. Candidate in Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and it’s cross-posted from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism blog. Last July in Berlin, Lily Bui gave a session at the Open Knowledge Festival called Sensors, Uncensored. The session discussed different methods of using […]

OKFestival 2014 Stories: Sensor Journalism: Communities of Practice

- December 11, 2014 in #sensorjourno, OKFestival 2014 Stories, Programme, sensor journalism, Sessions

This blog post is written by Lily Bui, M.S. Candidate in Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and it’s cross-posted from the Tow Center for Digital Journalism blog. Last July in Berlin, Lily Bui gave a session at the Open Knowledge Festival called Sensors, Uncensored. The session discussed different methods of using […]

OKFestival 2014 Stories: OpenAfrica – a call to consolidate the African open network

- September 12, 2014 in africa, Fringe events, OKFestival 2014 Stories, Open Data, Open Development, Programme, Sessions

This blog post is written by Michelle Willmers, Project Manager at OpenUCT Initiative, and is cross-posted from the OpenUCT Initiative blog. The OpenUCT Initiative has in recent months been fortunate to participate in a number of workshops and events around open access, open science and open data in the African and developing country context. Group […]

OKFestival 2014 Stories: Towards a standard open decisions API

- September 3, 2014 in OKFestival 2014 Stories, open civic data, open decisions API, open-government, Programme, Sessions

This post was collaboratively written by Jogi Poikola and Markus Laine of Open Knowledge Finland, James McKinney of Open North, and Scott Hubli, Jared Ford, and Greg Brown of the National Democratic Institute. It’s cross-posted from the OpeningParliament Blog. At this year’s Open Knowledge Festival — a biennial gathering of open government advocates — there […]

OKFestival 2014 Stories: Three things I learned at the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival

- September 1, 2014 in civic tech, csv, Fringe events, OKFestival 2014 Stories, Open Data, Programme, Sessions, spreadsheets

This blog post is written by Tariq Khokhar, Data Scientist and Open Data Evangelist at The World Bank, and is cross-posted from Open Data. The World Bank Data Blog. I was lucky to be in Berlin with some colleagues earlier this month for the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival and associated fringe events. There’s really too […]

OKFestival 2014 Stories: Open Culture at the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival

- August 28, 2014 in Fringe events, OKFestival 2014 Stories, open culture, Programme, Sessions

This post by Meredith Holmgren, Principal Investigator & Project Manager – Intangible Cultural Heritage, originally appeared on the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage’s Talk Story blog. This year’s Open Knowledge Festival (OKFest) brought together over one thousand participants to share their work in transparency and open access to government data. Taking place July […]

OKFestival 2014 Stories: Thought Experiments in Sensor Journalism. Notes from a sensor journalism workshop at #OKFest14

- August 27, 2014 in journalism, OKFestival 2014 Stories, open hardware, Programme, sensor journalism, Sessions, Storytelling

This blog post is written by Lily Bui, M.S. Candidate in Comparative Media Studies at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and is cross-posted from her personal blog. This year, I had the privilege of presenting at the Open Knowledge Festival in Berlin, Germany, an international meeting of the minds that brings together advocates for open […]

Can we make research more efficient through increased openness?

- July 16, 2014 in #openscience, Sessions

The following is a guest post by Daniel Mietchen. Researchers spend a lot of their time thinking about how to test assumptions or hypotheses and how to separate different effects that jointly influence some observation or measurements. In their famous experiment in the late 1890s, for instance, Michaelson and Morley took great care to measure […]

Open Development at OKFestival

- July 14, 2014 in Programme, Sessions

OKFestival is upon us! The festivities kick off tomorrow! Open data and open knowledge enthusiasts from around the world will be descending on Berlin’s hottest spot – the Kulturbrauerei – for the largest open knowledge gathering the world has ever seen! The OKFestival programme team have spent months curating two and a half action packed […]

Making open knowledge count

- July 11, 2014 in Programme, Sessions

This is a guest blog post by Duncan Edwards from Making All Voices Count and the Institute of Development Studies and was originally posted on the Making All Voices Count here. Making All Voices Count Research & Evidence Programme Manager Duncan Edwards explains why he’s excited for the upcoming Open Knowledge Festival and outlines how we’re working to make open knowledge count: […]