Open Data Cafe @Mito #08

Sat, 21 Nov 2015 13:00 - 16:30

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Gokencho1-2-5 Isuzu bldg. 1st floor, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan

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Please order at least one coffee (300Yen) on the venue

Let's talk about Open data in a casual style at the library cafe of Ibaraki University.

Open data -- The idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control. Especially in government-owned data, the rationale behind open government data can be considered as twofold. First, advocates contend that making government data available to the public in open formats increases government transparency and accountability. Second, open data should enable third parties to leverage the potential of government data through the development of applications and services that address public and private demands.

We plan to hold open data cafe monthly basis. The cafe is located on the 1st floor of the main library for University Ibaraki. On the evening of the 1st Saturday, why don't you talk over open data in a casual mood?

Themes

Anything related to the open data.
We will provide you about the handy tools and latest news for open data.
Of course, we are happy to hear your stories or questions.

You can check the atmosphere from this blog (Sorry in Japanese)
http://codeforibaraki.org/?p=268

The previous event's themes
1. Pentaho -- ETL, data Extract, Transform, Loading tool
2. iPython notebook -- Data analysis tool
3. PStay -- Traffic investigation tool
4. OpenRefine -- Data cleansing tool
5. DKAN -- Data store portal
6. RESAS -- Regional Economy and Society Analyzing System
7. Machine Learning

This month we want to let you know about the project from Code for America named Citygram. Citygram is a Code for America project with the City of Charlotte for the 2014 fellowship. Citygram is a geographically-relevant notifications platform that is powered by open data. It allows citizens to designate a geographic area(s) they are interested in, subscribe to specific topics and delivers information to citizens when something they’ve subscribed to happens in their area.

https://www.codeforamerica.org/governments/charlotte/

We will also talk about the news related to open data happened in October.

Prerequisites

None, anyone who is interested in the open data can attend.
Nothing you need to bring

Access to venue

5-minute bus ride(170 Yen) from Mito Station. North exit of the Mito station, you can ride any bus at the bus terminal no.4, 5 and 7. Please ride off at the Izumicho 1 chome 「泉町1丁目」. It takes 2 minutes walk to the venue.

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Code for Ibaraki

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