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Introducing Open Knowledge Foundation Labs

Today we’re pleased to officially launch Open Knowledge Foundation Labs, a community home for civic hackers, data wranglers and anyone else intrigued and excited by the possibilities of combining technology and open information for good – making government more accountable, culture more accessible and science more efficient. [labs]: http://okfnlabs.org/ Labs is about “making” – whether […]

What Do We Mean By Small Data

Earlier this week we published the first in a series of posts on **small data**: [“Forget Big Data, Small Data is the Real Revolution”](http://blog.okfn.org/2013/04/22/forget-big-data-small-data-is-the-real-revolution/). In this second in the series, we discuss small data in more detail providing a rough definition and drawing parallels with the history of computers and software. What do we mean […]

Frictionless Data: making it radically easier to get stuff done with data

Frictionless Data is now in alpha at http://data.okfn.org/ – and we’d like you to get involved. Our mission is to make it radically easier to make data used and useful – our immediate goal is make it as simple as possible to get the data you want into the tool of your choice. This isn’t […]

Forget Big Data, Small Data is the Real Revolution

> *This is the first in a series of posts. The next posts in the series is [What Do We Mean by Small Data](http://blog.okfn.org/2013/04/26/what-do-we-mean-by-small-data/)* There is a lot of talk about “big data” at the moment. For example, this is Big Data Week, which will see events about big data in dozens of cities around […]

Open Interests Europe Hackathon in London, 24-25 November

The European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation invite you to the Open Interests Europe Hackathon to track the lobbyists’ interests and money flows which shape European policy. When: 24-25 November Where: Google Campus Cafe, 4-5 Bonhill Street, EC2A 4BX London How EU money is spent is an issue that concerns everyone who pays […]

Ignite Cleanweb

Ignite Event in London This Thursday in London, Cleanweb UK invites you to their first Ignite evening, hosted by Forward Technology. Come along and see a great lineup of lightning talks, all about what’s happening with sustainability and the web in the UK. From clean clouds, to home energy, to climate visualisation, there will plenty […]

OpenDataMx: Opening Up the Government, one Bit at a Time

On August 24-25, another edition of OpenDataMx took place: a 36-hour public data hackathon for the development of creative technological solutions to questions raised by the civil society. This time the event was hosted by the University of Communication in Mexico City. The popularity of the event has grown: a total of 63 participants including […]

Ending Secrecy – Why Global Transparency Rules Matter

Earlier this week, the SEC voted on the final rules of Section 1504 of the Dodd Frank Act. [Global Witness](http://www.globalwitness.org/) teamed up with the Open Knowledge Foundation to explain what these rules are about, and why they matter. View the infographic [‘Ending Secrecy – Why Global Transparency Rules Matter’](http://www.globalwitness.org/endingsecrecy/) On August 22nd 2012, the U.S. […]