Saturday 11th September, 2010
11:40am to 12:30pm
The Data's not enough; we need stuff around it. Government datasets are often published with budget codes, cost centre codes, and other quirks in need of explanation -- but without that explanation. The answers live with the civil servants, local government officers, and statisticians who work with those datasets. This project will set up a system for those with the answers to easily input this metadata into published government datasets. We will then make those improved datasets searchable, providing APIs for apps and visualisations and a simple web-based search tool that should be an everyday resource for those in government, research, education, community activities, or anyone curious about their country. This volunteer-led project aims to raise the profile of government opendata and transparency by: improving the quality of available data helping citizens to access the information they want building a search tool which is useful for those in government, encouraging them to publish high-quality data involving many people from the developer, government, research, education, academic and volunteer communities.
Also in this slot:
Open Data in Clinical Trials - Ben Goldacre and Louise Crow
Rewiring the State - Emma Mulqueeny
Architect for #opendata & #openstandards. Advisor on technology policy. Co-founder of @300_Seconds. Data geek. Active in UK gov, Mozilla, W3C; views mine. bio from Twitter
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