I recently took part in the Open data Leaders Network (ODLN) in the ODI offices in London, representing the Dublinked Open data portal for Dublin, Ireland. This was a very intensive but inspiring week of training, networking and ideas exchange with leaders of government open data initiatives from around the world, from other cities and regions like Aragon in Spain, Jakarta and Sao Paulo and national leaders from India, Burkina Faso, Ukraine, Serbia and Italy.
We had a packed itinerary of workshops and sessions to share the latest thinking in open data, help us troubleshoot technical issues and common problems and how best to maximise impact and share stories of success. We also had meetings with leading open data champions like Gavin Starks CEO of ODI and Richard Stirling, formerly of opengov.uk, who shared their experience and lessons with us. During the visit, I had some initial insights that I will be taking away: Continue reading “5 things I learned at the ODI Open Data Leaders Network”→
Synopsis: Information event in Enterprise Ireland offices- Calling all technology developers – come along to this briefing session to gain insight into cycling challenges and opportunities and to further your ideas.
Seeking smart, innovative and low cost solutions to increase the number of people cycling in Dublin.
The SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) Challenge is a joint initiative between Smart Dublin and Enterprise Ireland and is open for applications from 8th March until 3rd May 2016. Successful applicants will be selected by an open competition process run in two phases. The competition is open to any organisation, developers of ICT and software solution providers, universities and service providers.
Synopsis: Come along to the relaunch of Dublinked and launch of Smart Dublin. We will be announcing the detail of an open challenge competition to promote new opportunities for innovation through open data and smart cities. This is a must-attend event for developers, researchers, government, and people who are interested in using open data and technology to solve Dublin challenges. Continue reading “Smart Dublin Dublinked re/launch”→
Welcome to the new Dublinked site! We’ve been busy over the last few months building our new open source CKAN portal, setting up our new project team and putting the policy in place to take Dublinked to the next level.
Last summer we carried out a survey of Dublinked users to figure out what improvements you wanted to see and this has informed our rebuild of the site. Pauline Riordan, Dublinked Manager
Dublinked is part of a multi-disciplinary European project, which is building a next generation open data platform to enhance citizen engagement around open data. We’re working with leading researchers in Salerno, Italy and Insight, Galway to develop new transparency enhancing technology for you to test.
Based on your feedback, we will improve and integrate what works into our new Dublinked platform!
The arrival of real time public transport information has been a game changer for Dubliners. Now you can have that last pint or extra lie-in bed, with the help of a number of mobile apps that can help you make smarter travel decisions by pushing out the latest information and alerts on transport schedules and traffic delays. Overhead displays at bus stops also tell the traveller exactly when their next bus is due. Continue reading “Real time passenger information (RTPI)”→
Take part in transforming the way Dublin solves its biggest challenges including mobility, flooding, environment, energy, as well as better data and communication.Prizes will include access to seed funds, city expertise and tested infrastructure to trial successful proposals.
Our first challenge is to find new ways to encourage more people to cycle in Dublin, to address safety, security and other barriers to getting people cycling.
The definition of open data by Open Knowledge Foundation states: “A piece of data or content is open if anyone is free to use, reuse, and redistribute it — subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and/or share-alike”.
The Dublinked Open Data Portal for the Dublin Region provides the platform for the publication of open data for the four Dublin Local Authorities.