Open Data Day, on Saturday, February 22rd, 2014, is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.
Archive for 2014
SciCast is a research project run by George Mason University to forecast the outcomes of key issues in science and technology. SciCast is based on the idea that the collective wisdom of an informed and diverse group is often more accurate at forecasting the outcome of events than that of one individual expert.
In his talk “Smart Cities – The Untold Story”, at TEDxLondon’s CITY 2.0 event, Mischa Dohler, cofounder and member of the Board of Directors of Worldsensing, challenged some common views around the recent hype of smart cities.
Kickstarter, the crowdfunding pioneer, has released its 2013 year in review. According to the company’s own internal numbers it generated $480 million in pledges from three million people during 2013, a big jump from the $274 million and 2.2 million contributors that it attracted in 2012.
After publishing his smart city rankings for North America, Asia / Pacific and Latin America, Boyd Cohen published the list with the 10 smartest cities in Europe. The ranking is based on the smart cities wheel framework, a visual guide that he uses to help frame the discussion of smart cities.
In this video interview, Tim O’Reilly, tech entrepreneur, author and investor looks at how open data is becoming a critical tool for business and government, as well as what needs to be done for it to be more effective.
William D. Eggers, author of eight books on government reform and Global Public Sector Research Director at Deloitte, whites about how distributed technology is used to tackle society’s most intractable challenges.