Ideators, Designers and Developers work with open data – for transparency, innovation and efficiency!
MAKE is an ongoing event series by Opendata.ch, the Swiss chapter of the Open Knowledge Foundation.
22.–23. March 2013 MAKE Finance, in Berne & Sierre
Switzerland’s fourth national Open Data Camp brings together thinkers and makers around the topic of open spending and financial open data. Register now and help accelerate openness, innovation and efficiency in private and public budgeting!
At past Swiss Open Data Camps we have already had several applications and visualizations around the theme of “money”, among them the Bern Budget Visualisation. At the next make.opendata.ch hackdays in March 2013 we will focus on the theme of finance, procurement, budgets and material worth in the widest sense.
Data is the so-called oil of the 21st century – with the difference being that every minute there is more data produced at an enormous and growing rate. We are excited to create and take part in these hackdays to explore the mountains of data treasures around, exchange ideas and start-up new applications around new possibilities.
In Bern on Thursday we will have a General Meeting of the Opendata.ch society as well as a podium discussion on the subject of Open Data. On Friday and Saturday the hackdays will take place in Bern and Sierre in parallel. The event is free and we invite participants or all backgrounds, languages and experience to join us.
We are convinced that the thematic focus will strengthen the community of designers, developers, activists and journalists and foster innovation around making finance, procurement, budgets more transparent and more understandable through open data apps.
To participate in this camp everyone is qualified, no matter what level of expertise you have with the Web, programming, or IT. For the next camp we are also in particularly looking for people with experience in the topics of finance, monetary policy, budgets, and folks with experience with and/or interest in data visualization who would like to contribute with his developer-skills to amazing ideas and projects. If you have any friends in these areas, please invite them to come along.
Together thinkers and doers get things done and make a difference. Your ideas and your competence are in high demand to shape the future of how we deal with data in this country, so if you too feel it’s time to make a difference sign up as:
- people who want to change things in their community
- subject matter experts who have data and want to collaborate/share it
- public officials who want to help further open access for eGovernment
- find out about evolving information visualization discipline
- an opportunity to build skills and work with interactive graphics
- help publicise and spread the message of open access
- learn tools and techniques for accessing public data sources
- collaborate with designers and innovators on exciting applications
- help build an outstanding platform for connecting interest across Switzerland
Date and Time
Starting on Friday, March 22, 2012 at 9:00, with the results presented on Saturday at 16:00. Everyone who is interested is kindly welcomed to register and take part in either of the parallel cities (Bern and Sierre) hosting the event by registering, and contributing your ideas, designs and code. We are going to be active on social networks and are happy to have virtual participants from anywhere in the world.
Both of our venues will be equipped for two days of top notch developing, visualizing and debating, providing space for at least 50 people each. Infrastructure including fast Internet and catering will be taken care of. Thanks very much to our location and catering sponsors!