Posts tagged with open data.

San Francisco’s great hope for open data

DataSF was launched in 2009 and provides easy access to data published by the City & County of San Francisco. It was anticipated that doing so would encourage the creation of innovative apps. And it has. For San Francisco, home to Silicon Valley and a vibrant technology community, mobile apps are an everyday part of life.Read More

What do you think of when you hear “Open Data?"

I did a survey at last year’s Internet Governance Forum which asked some of the Internet’s multiple stakeholders about the presence of open data in their country.Read More

Mario Morino’s Leap of Reason

In his new book Leap of Reason, Mario Morino argues that most nonprofits don’t effectively manage to outcomes; that is, they don’t measure and optimize their ability to meet the mission.Read More

Random Hacks of Kindness at Oxford – 40,000 records test data transparency

Last month I joined an unusual group of techies gathered at Oxford for an Oxfam sponsored event that allowed us to get cracking at code to help with social problems like flood forecasting, fair-trade, and international aid transparency.  Random Hacks of Kindness (RHoK) sponsoredRead More

Lost (and Found) in Translation: My Experience at RightsCon (Part 1)

From Expression to Listening

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to participate in the Silicon Valley Human Rights Conference (a.k.a. RightsCon.org) sponsored by ACCESS -- an advocacy organization that focuses on digital and internet rights.Read More

Just Do Data

(Portland, OR) -- “Data is the new oil.” In an otherwise humdrum Closing Keynote address by Nike’s VP of Sustainable Business and Innovation, Hannah Jones, this struck me as rather a provocative statement. She’s trying to incite a hotel lobby full of nonprofiters, philanthropists, MBA students, CSR practioners and otRead More

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