Civic Tech Cafe @Mito #12

Sat, 21 May 2016 13:00 - 17:00 JST

Saza coffee Ibaraki University library cafe

Bunkyo 2-1-1, Ibaraki University library cafe 1st floor Saza coffee, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan


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¥1,000 at the door
Please order 1 drink for the venue charge


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

Civic Tech -- Civic technology is technology (mainly information technology) that enables engagement or participation of the public for stronger development, enhancing citizen communications, improving government infrastructure, and generally improving the public good.It encompasses civic applications, platforms supporting government bodies, institutions and other software enabling those goals.

We plan to hold Civic Tech cafe monthly basis. (ex Open Data Cafe) 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 civic tech in a casual mood?


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

You can check the atmosphere from this blog (Sorry in Japanese)

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
8. Citygram -- Communication platform for local government
9. SimpliCity -- Extremely simple UI for data portal of the city of Asheville
10. Open311 -- Open data standard for civic issue tracking
11.Open Data Standards -- Various de-facto standards for open data

This month

I want to let you know about g0v summit 2016 experiences in Taipei held on May 14th and 15th. g0v is the open data group in Taiwan and it helps Taiwan is placed on No. 1 for Open Data Index of OKFN. (Japan is 31st place of 122 countries)
At the g0v summit, where and what areas are in popular for open data? I mainly focus.

We will also talk about the news related to civic tech happened in last month.


None, anyone who is interested in the civic tech movement can attend.
Nothing you need to bring. But if you bring your PC, we may provide some hands-on training about the theme.

Access to venue

25-minute bus rides from Mito Station. North exit of the Mito station, you can ride the bus for Ibaraki University at the bus terminal no.7. The head sign 「茨大行 (栄町経由) 」 or 「茨大前」 will bring you to the venue. 330 JP Yen for the fare.


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