Posts tagged with Open-source.

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

Restart Romania Challenge: Taking it to the Streets…and to the Web (Part 2)

The finalists in Restart Romania  represent small business owners ‘looking to do more,’ journalists, programmers and long-time activists.  Their diverse backgrounds offer insight into broad discontent with the status quo and led to productive discussions about the role of non-traditional leaders anRead More

Restart Romania Challenge: Taking it to the Streets…and to the Web (Part 1)

Since 2009 we have watched Romania adopt and experiment with social media for social change while building a network of techie friends.  As we began testing various models to get these programmers engaging with the world-beyond-code, we found a group of (mostly) young Romanians trained to think about solving problems, knowledgeable of a wide range of tool sets and just as passionate aboutRead More

ReStarting Public Finance through Data Visualization

Romanian activist Elena Calistru talks about her www.banipierduti.ro (Lost Money) project in this interview, sharing her experience as a ReStart-er and how it challenged her data centric approach to transparency and accountability work in Romania. Read More

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