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Open Data professional services now available on G-Cloud 4

We are pleased to announce that the Open Knowledge Foundation are now an approved supplier on the G-Cloud 4 Services Framework. This means that it’s now even easier for UK government organisations to commission the Open Knowledge Foundation. We are offering a range of services via G-Cloud including setting up and deploying a CKAN open […]

CKAN hackathon: Hello from Ireland!

**This post was written by Denis Parfenov, our Ireland Ambassador, and [Flora Fleischer](https://twitter.com/Daydreamer2105), a member of the new Local Group for Ireland.** Last Saturday, the ‘Open Data Ireland’ community and the Open Knowledge Foundation Network held a ‘CKAN Hackathon’. This event was kindly sponsored by Fingal County Council, ESRI Ireland and The Irish Organisation for […]

CKAN Hackathon and Local Group launch, Dublin

The following is cross-posted from the Open Government Partnership blog A CKAN hackathon is taking place on Saturday, 28th September at TCube in Dublin, bringing together IT specialists, political representatives and members of the public with an interest in making data open.

Open Data Training at the Open Knowledge Foundation

We’re delighted to announce today the launch of a new portfolio of open data training programs. For many years the Open Knowledge Foundation has been working — both formally and informally — with governments, civil society organisations and others to provide this kind of advice and training. Today marks the first time we’ve brought it […]

Publish from ScraperWiki to CKAN

**The following post is by Aidan McGuire, co-founder of [ScraperWiki](https://scraperwiki.com/). It is cross-posted on the [ScraperWiki blog](http://blog.scraperwiki.com/).** ScraperWiki are looking for open data activists to try out our new “Open your data” tool. Since its first launch ScraperWiki has worked closely with the Open Data community. Today we’re building on this commitment by pre-announcing the […]

U.S. government’s data portal relaunched on CKAN

Today, we are excited to announce that our work with the US Federal Government (data.gov) has gone live at catalog.data.gov! You can also read the announcement from the data.gov blog with their description of the new catalog. The Open Knowledge Foundation’s Services team, which deploys CKAN, have been working hard on a new unified catalog […]

Announcing CKAN 2.0

[CKAN](http://ckan.org) is a powerful, open source, open data management platform, used by governments and organizations around the world to make large collections of data accessible, including the UK and US government open data portals. Today we are very happy and excited to announce the final release of [CKAN](http://ckan.org) 2.0. This is the most significant piece […]

European Union launches CKAN data portal

On Friday, to coincide with Saturday’s International Open Data Day, the European Commission (EC) [unveiled](https://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/blog/eu-open-data-portal-here) a new [data portal](http://open-data.europa.eu/open-data/), which will be used to publish data from the EC and other bodies of the European Union. This major project was [announced](http://ckan.org/2012/01/30/ckan-to-power-new-ec-portal/) last year, and it went live in December for testing before today’s announcement. The […]

New Open data hub from OKFN Greece

Opening up public sector data is becoming a top priority for governments throughout Europe and North America. We are pleased to announce the launch of the new [Greek open data hub](http://open-data.okfn.gr/), developed and hosted by [OKFN Greece](http://gr.okfn.org/). The data hub integrates the Open Knowledge Foundation’s open source data cataloging software [CKAN](http://ckan.org/), which is also the […]

US government to release open data using OKF’s CKAN platform

You may have seen hints of it before, but the US government data portal, data.gov, has [just announced officially][dg-blog] that its next iteration – “data.gov 2.0” – will incorporate [CKAN][], the open-source data management system whose development is led and co-ordinated by the Open Knowledge Foundation. The OKF itself is one of the organisations helping […]