The year has started nicely and we already have a nice line-up of events. Thursday a week ago saw the iBestuur Congress in the Netherlands the winners of the Apps voor Nederland competition were announced. I’m pleased we managed to shape the data and developer programme of this national event and how it turned out. See a write-up of the winners over at the Hack de Overheid site. Future plans along the same track are already being worked on.
There are two upcoming events at which I will be speaking that bear mentioning here.
There will be an evening in Pakhuis de Zwijger to celebrate the Nederland van Boven television series that the VPRO produced in the Netherlands ((Borrowing conceptually from Britain from Above among others.)). I will be joining the esteemed panel there as a board member of Hack de Overheid to talk about issues of democracy, participation and truth in cartography.
The week after that there’s “Social Cities of Tomorrow”. I will be speaking in a brief timeslot about Apps for Amsterdam about how you can create a data commons for your government of organization and where to take it from there.