Open Data Talk at a Wiki Advocate Training Workshop in Cape Town - 27 February, 2014

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Published on February 27, 2014

Author: adieyal



Open Data in South Africa. What is it? What is the South African context? A couple of Case Studies and how to get involved

Promoting Informed Decision-making Adi Eyal @soapsudtycoon

What is open data – isn't it just transparency? Available Accessible Available in bulk Available in machine readable format (mb not kg) Open data copyright – which means (commercial use!!) Photo credit:

Advocacy Open data policy working group Talk shops PAIA Requests Copyright Copyright Copyright

Advocacy Open data policy working group Talk shops PAIA Requests More copyright

Advocacy Open data policy working group Talk shops PAIA Requests Frivolous or vexatious

Despite what many people think – data already exists Image ©

Using data to make medicines more affordable Image ©

Photo credit: Success – easy peasy

Thank goodness we have ceiling prices to protect the consumer Image ©

Why stop at the public sector? Image ©

Code for South Africa is an NGO that supports informed decision making in society through the use of technology and the promotion of access to information. Image ©

I love data – all 651 pages of it Image ©

Learn something new about your party in 30 seconds Image ©

Not just pretty pictures: Data journalism is about telling stories in new ways

Data isn’t the story: It can help you find it but it won’t tell it for you.

Media Fellowship Programme: We support media to explore how data journalism can improve newsrooms’ ability to report and communicate.

Come to our meet-ups. Join our mailing lists our meet-ups. Join our mailing lists Come to our meet-ups. Join our mailing lists Code4Democracy Community Outreach Hackathons, Meet-ups Mailing lists

Data eco-system We liberate data Build APIs Stimulate demand December Hackathon

February Speed data(ing) MP Gift Disclosures

Data can be fun (and misleading)

Visualisation: Most South Africans don’t believe that granular data exists - and even if it does, they believe it is too complex for ordinary citizens to use meaningfully.

Local Context: People relate to what they can see. Local information has more impact than national statistics.

Hyper-local is the new awesome

Know your hood

Show me the data ● ● Superweb on StatSA (use Google to find it) ● ● ● The best place is to ask on the mailing lists Join our mailing lists

Contact Us @soapsudtycoon Come to our meet-ups. Join our mailing lists

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