Published on February 27, 2014
Promoting Informed Decision-making Adi Eyal firstname.lastname@example.org @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: http://www.flickr.com/photos/illustrator/
Advocacy Open data policy working group Talk shops PAIA Requests Copyright Copyright Copyright
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Despite what many people think – data already exists Image © http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/
Using data to make medicines more affordable Image © http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/
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Thank goodness we have ceiling prices to protect the consumer Image © http://www.flickr.com/photos/dfid/
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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 © http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilri/
I love data – all 651 pages of it Image © http://www.flickr.com/photos/ilri/
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Not just pretty pictures: Data journalism is about telling stories in new ways http://za.okfn.org/files/2013/03/wards.png
Data isn’t the story: It can help you find it but it won’t tell it for you. http://za.okfn.org/files/2013/03/sample.png
Media Fellowship Programme: We support media to explore how data journalism can improve newsrooms’ ability to report and communicate.
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Data eco-system We liberate data http://wards.code4sa.org Build APIs Stimulate demand http://iec.code4sa.org
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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. http://dotmap.adrianfrith.com/
Local Context: People relate to what they can see. Local information has more impact than national statistics. http://dotspotting.org/u/980/sheets/2279
Hyper-local is the new awesome
Know your hood
Show me the data ● http://www.africaopendata.org ● Superweb on StatSA (use Google to find it) ● http://iec.org.za ● http://demarcation.org.za ● The best place is to ask on the mailing lists Join our mailing lists http://www.code4sa.org/#community
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