Open development camp: data and collaboration
Friday, July 10, 2009 from 9:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)
There are a number of emerging activities focusing on improving the transparency of aid and allowing organizations, projects, researchers, practitioners, and clients in developing countries to have improved access to aid information, data on outcomes, knowledge, and tools. We are getting closer to the day when anyone can easily determine who is doing what, where they are doing it, what they have learned, and who is funding them. Come join a group of interested organizations to brainstorm about how to advance the conversation about making aid more transparent, improving access to data, and making knowledge and tools related to development easier to find on the internet.
Date / Time
July 10th , 9am - 1pm, (with option to continue into afternoon)
World Bank, 1818 H St, NW, Washington DC
- AidInfo - www.aidinfo.org, Simon Parrish firstname.lastname@example.org
- Development Gateway - www.developmentgateway.org, Elizabeth Corley email@example.com
- World Bank - www.worldbank.org, Sameer Vasta firstname.lastname@example.org
- Forum One Communications - www.forumone.com, Joe Pringle, email@example.com
- Global Development Commons at USAID - Elizabeth Kountze, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.globaldevelopmentcommons.net
This will be an informal "barcamp" format where participants can set the agenda and talk with like-minded organizations about where this is headed, what we can do, how we can work together. Sessions
Possible topics for discussion could include:
- who is doing what at the moment?
- how can we make more data available?
- what should a standard for development data info look like?
- APIs and mashups for development data
- towards a web standard for development web content - XML, microformats
- how can we get more groups involved?
- data visualizations for development data
- linking open data, web of data
When & Where
World Bank & Others
The World Bank
Forum One Communications