Join us for the Net Zero Challenge pitch contest on using open data for climate action

Please register here to watch the Net Zero Challenge pitch contest. This is a virtual event taking place on Tuesday 13th April 2021 from 15:00 to 16.00 London time. What is the Net Zero Challenge? The Net Zero Challenge is a global competition to answer the following question – How can you advance climate action […]

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Take part in EU Open Data Days, an event focused on the benefits of open data and its reuse in the EU

Open Knowledge Foundation are partnering with the Publications Office of the European Union for EU Open Data Days, an event to bring the benefits of open data and its reuse to the EU public sector. Below you can find details about the event in a press release republished from the Publications Office. Participate in the […]

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Meet our panel of experts for the Net Zero Challenge pitch contest

The Net Zero Challenge is a global competition to answer the following question – how can you advance climate action using open data? Our aim is to identify, promote, support and connect innovative, practical and scalable projects. Having selected our shortlist of projects competing for the $1,000 USD prize, we have now invited all the […]

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New edition of Data Journalism Handbook published open access

This blogpost is republished from the original with kind permission from Liliana Bounegru. Today The Data Journalism Handbook: Towards a Critical Data Practice (which I co-edited with Jonathan Gray) is published on Amsterdam University Press. It is published as part of a new book series on Digital Studies which is also being launched today. You can find the book here, […]

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Meet the projects shortlisted for the Net Zero Challenge

Earlier this week we announced the time and date for the Net Zero Challenge pitch contest, and invited you to register for the event here. We are now ready to announce the shortlist of projects that have made it to the second stage of the Net Zero Challenge.  When we launched the Net Zero Challenge […]

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Open Knowledge Justice Programme challenges the use of algorithmic proctoring apps

Today we’re pleased to share more details of the Justice Programme’s new strategic litigation project: challenging the (mis)use of remote proctoring software.   What is remote proctoring? Proctoring software uses a variety of techniques to ‘watch’ students as they take exams. These exam-invigilating software products claim to detect, and therefore prevent, cheating. Whether this software can […]

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How we are improving the quality and interoperability of Frictionless Data

As we announced in January, the Open Knowledge Foundation has been awarded funds from the Open Data Institute to improve the quality and interoperability of Frictionless Data. We are halfway through the process of reviewing our documentation and adding new features to Frictionless Data, and wanted to give a status update showing how this work […]

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Enter the Open Data Day 2021 photo and video competition

Every year, hundreds of Open Data Day events take place to celebrate open data in communities across the world and it is fantastic to see all the photos and videos shared. So this year, we are giving away prizes for the best Open Data Day 2021 photographs and videos as well as making sure that […]

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Meet the organisations receiving Open Data Day 2021 mini-grants

The Open Knowledge Foundation is happy to announce the list of organisations from all over the world who have been awarded mini-grants to help them celebrate Open Data Day on Saturday 6th March 2021. Thanks to the generous support of this year’s mini-grant funders –Microsoft, UK Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office, Mapbox, Global Facility for […]

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What is a public impact algorithm?

Meg Foulkes discusses public impact algorithms and why they matter. “When I look at the picture of the guy, I just see a big Black guy. I don’t see a resemblance. I don’t think he looks like me at all.” This is what Robert Williams said to police when he was presented with the evidence […]

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Announcing a new partner for Open Data Day 2021 mini-grants

For Open Data Day 2021 on Saturday 6th March, the Open Knowledge Foundation is offering support and funding for in-person and online events anywhere in the world via our mini-grant scheme.  Today we are pleased to announce an additional partner for the Open Data Day 2021 mini-grant scheme: the Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and […]

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