Obstakels in het werken met open data

Presentatie gegeven over open data en de obstakels waar je in de praktijk mee te maken krijgt. En passant ook een open data maturity model gemaakt wat wel enig hout snijdt. Open data obstakels rotterdam.key View more presentations from alper. Dit was leuk om te doen en ik ben benieuwd of Rotterdam snel kan handelen … Continue reading Obstakels in het werken met open data

Week 273: Objects, Hack de Overheid, Copenhagen, European Data Forum, Linked Data, Metropolis Lab, all new Foursquare

I’ve been into something of a speculative realism binge lately reading quite some books and even more blogs from the field of current day philosophy. Last Monday I finished Ian Bogost’s Alien Phenomenology which is highly recommended if you want to read up on object oriented ontology. Preparations for our Hack de Overheid hackathon are … Continue reading Week 273: Objects, Hack de Overheid, Copenhagen, European Data Forum, Linked Data, Metropolis Lab, all new Foursquare

Friendlier and more open government data

This is an English rewording of a post in Dutch earlier this week just in time for this Reboot session. I’ve recently been involved with several government initiatives to make government data more accessible and to show what’s possible if that data is publicly available. The premise is that if government data is open, developers … Continue reading Friendlier and more open government data

Highlights for Designing Data-Intensive Applications

Amazon RedShift is a hosted version of ParAccel. More recently, a plethora of open source SQL-on-Hadoop projects have emerged; they are young but aiming to compete with commercial data warehouse systems. These include Apache Hive, Spark SQL, Cloudera Impala, Facebook Presto, Apache Tajo, and Apache Drill [52, 53]. In these situations, as long as people … Continue reading Highlights for Designing Data-Intensive Applications

Don’t release anonymized datasets

There is no thing as an anonymized dataset. Anybody propagating this idea even tacitly is doing a disservice to the informed debate on privacy. Here’s a round up with some recent cases. Re:publica Just today Berlin visualization outfit Open Data City published a visualization of the devices that were connected to their access points during … Continue reading Don’t release anonymized datasets

Week 270: Amsterdam encounters, data visualization, foundational work

Last week was a week for some work in the Netherlands and some much deserved catchup with friends and colleagues over there. On monday the protocol of the meeting we had in the Berlin parliament about open transit data was published. It contains all the proceedings and slides. On Tuesday I went to Hilversum to … Continue reading Week 270: Amsterdam encounters, data visualization, foundational work

Week 257: moving office, Kotti, to Amsterdam again, Open Coop kicking it off, Social Cities of Tomorrow and explorations in theory and practice

Writing these notes on a Sunday afternoon wit a mug of steaming coffee within reach as they are meant to be written. This Monday I finally made it out to the Finanzamt with a fully filled in form for Steuerliche Erfassung (or something). After that I went to the Agora Collective to get my stuff. … Continue reading Week 257: moving office, Kotti, to Amsterdam again, Open Coop kicking it off, Social Cities of Tomorrow and explorations in theory and practice

Week 254: game designing, data journalism, django, Praxis and game jam

Last week started with recuperating from the second massive move we did getting massive wood furniture from Saxony. That was spent with a long overdue first visit to the Barn here. The next day I peeked in a bit with the game design process at Hubbub. Then I went to the Django meetup in Berlin … Continue reading Week 254: game designing, data journalism, django, Praxis and game jam

Dutch Train Times are open

Two years after I harrangued the Dutch national railways on radio about their closed data policy and debunked all their arguments why they would not open up this data. This month the NS opened up their data via an official API. And one of the first applications is this live train map of the Netherlands … Continue reading Dutch Train Times are open

Tekst NRC.next-artikel openbaar vervoersgegevens

Stukjes schrijven zonder hyperlinks erin is gek, maar dat komt erbij kijken als het op krantenpapier gedrukt moet worden. In ieder geval is vandaag een stuk van mij gepubliceerd op de opinie-pagina van de nrc.next: “Dat moet toch beter kunnen? — Geef vervoersinformatie vrij. In dat stuk betoog ik dat de gegevens van het openbaar … Continue reading Tekst NRC.next-artikel openbaar vervoersgegevens