Posted: February 28th, 2011 | Author: alper | Filed under: Events | Tags: Apps for Amsterdam, devcamp, Hack de Overheid, open data | No Comments »
Our Alper has joined the board of Hack de Overheid a Dutch think tank that creates software and events to advance thinking about transparent government and open data in the Netherlands. Actually more of a do tank in that respect.
Each year Hack de Overheid holds a developer day where civically inclined programmers gather to exchange knowledge and create new open data projects either with government’s consent or without.
This year the devcamp is part of a broader program along with an application contest for local data and local applications in the city of Amsterdam called Apps for Amsterdam. There is a lot of momentum and it looks like open data is finally being taken seriously.
Until the event, updates here may be a bit sparse, but do register for the March 12th event if you have any interest in data and let’s create something great together.
Posted: February 25th, 2011 | Author: alper | Filed under: Events, Statlas, Talks | Tags: conference, devcamp, Hack de Overheid, infographics, lecture, Statlas, visualization, Willem de Kooning | No Comments »
Some minor updates from the studio.
Statlas is going into full production.
The past weeks Alper has been giving lectures at the Willem de Kooning design academy on the subject of data visualization. The students should be busy creating their projects these coming weeks and we eagerly anticipate their results.
Hack de Overheid which we are co-organizing is going into full swing with the annual developer event on March 12th in Amsterdam (more on which in a separate post).
We will be represented at the Cognitive Cities conference in Berlin this weekend to talk about city data visualization. And next week we’ll be at the Infographics conference trying to talk some sense into those that think print is the end all of data.