Workshop

Workshops @ Nordic Open Data Forum

Av Anders Frick den 14 september, 2017

There will be several workshops during Nordic Open Data Forum in November. Here is detailed information about some of them – and more information about additional workshops will be added later.

Open Mobility Data in the Nordics 
The Six City Open Data tactics
Usable Open Data 
Hack for Sweden 2.0
Open Data Ecosystem Growth
MyData – applying the ”open” principles to personal data
Open weather data 
Measure air quality at home 
Open Data Journalism 
Open Data Measurements 


Open Mobility Data in the Nordics

Workshop leaders:

  • Elias Arnestrand, Zeto
  • Daniel Rudmark, RISE Viktoria
  • Per-Erik Holmberg, RISE Viktoria

The workshop will address possible collaboration between the Nordic countries regarding Open Mobility Data. By sharing experiences, we expect to identify areas in each country that other countries can learn from. In addition, we seek to find ways to continue and strengthen such cooperation over time.

For whom is this workshop?

Open Mobility Data stakeholders in the Nordic region, for instance public transit agencies, transportation authorities, and mobility service developers.

What is the expected outcome?

A rough plan on how to continue the collaboration.


The Six City Open Data Tactics

Workshop leader:

After a short introduction to the Six City Strategy facts and the subthemes mentioned below, we will divide into small groups to discuss the subthemes, exchange good practices and learn from each other’s experiences in a facilitated workshop. The subthemes are: 1. Opening City Data and Transparency, 2. Open API’s and 3. Supporting the utilizing of Open Data (in companies and other organizations).

For whom is this workshop?

This workshop is for anyone interested in city data (more specifically: opening data, distributing data, utilizing data or supporting the utilizing of data in a city environment).

What is the expected outcome?

The top findings will be good practices concerning open data in the cities.


Usable open data

Workshop leader:

  • Tryggvi Björgvinsson, author of The Art of Data Usability

The next step after publishing open data is to set up processes to continuously improve the data. It’s not enough to just have the data out there, we need to ensure that it’s good data, that people can use it. How do we then know the data is good? Will anyone find the data usable? Who uses the data? What does usability of data even mean? The workshop explores these questions by combining user needs and script writing into an interesting mix to help us measure the usability of our open data and monitor improvements in data usability.

For whom is this workshop?

Providers of open data and coders

What is the expected outcome?

  • The most important usability attributes for open data identified
  • Metrics defined for open data usability
  • Monitoring scripts created for usability metrics

Hack for Sweden 2.0

Workshop leaders:

  • Jonas Södergren, Arbetsförmedlingen
  • Anders Granström, Arbetsförmedlingen.

To bring forward the concept of how Hack for Sweden, Sweden’s biggest governmental oriented hackathon, can develop into a driving force for how open data could push public service forward.

We will take our starting point and inspiration from a case: How Arbetsförmedlingen works to develop an ecosystem and a jobstore linked to it.

For whom is this workshop?

Anyone who thinks open data can change public sector and belives it is important that more data get released. We want everyone from developers to concept or business developer to participate.

What is the expected outcome?

A concept and structure for how to move from hack to product into an ecosystem.


Open Data Ecosystem Growth – where are the users?

Workshop leaders:

  • Josefin Lassinantti
  • Jonathan Crusoe

In this workshop, we discuss and elaborate on who the existing and potential open data users are, where they can be found and in what ways they use open data. We base the discussion on some examples of different types of open data users, and then the participants will be engaged in further creative measures on forming a better understanding of open data users and how we best can support them.

For whom is this workshop?

For everybody that feels that releasing data is not enough, that we also need to know more about the users.

What is the expected outcome?

Increased knowledge and awareness about the diversity of the users, and how we can address that.


MyData – applying the ”open” principles to personal data

Workshop leader:

  • Antti ‘Jogi’ Poikola, Aalto University and Open Knowledge Finland
MyData is a model for a human-centric approach to the managing and processing of personal information. The approach incorporates the ‘Open Data’ movement philosophy that providing access to information in a free and transparent format increases its usefulness and value.
By definition, Open Data is technically and legally free for anyone to use, reuse, and distribute. The data collected about a person should not be open for anybody to use, but instead it will meet the criterion of MyData if it is technically and legally available for the individual to use, reuse, and distribute as s/he wishes. The core idea is that individuals should be in control of their own data. The MyData approach aims at strengthening digital human rights while opening new opportunities for businesses to develop innovative personal data based services built on mutual trust.
This workshop offers basic introduction to the MyData concept and related practical and technological solutions as well as quick view on it’s applications and implementations in different countries.

For whom is this workshop?

This workshop is right place for you if you have ever been thinking about the limitations of Open Data approach in regards to personal data and wonder what could be done on that side.

What is the expected outcome?

Aim is that the workshop participants learn the basics of MyData well enough to be able to introduce the concept further in their own organisations and/or local environments.

Open Weather Data

Workshop leaders:

The workshop will start with the question as to how small and large companies can with their new perspectives help to find solutions to challenges that National Weather Services have. Peter from Visiarc will give a demo of their free app that will soon be released and  made possible through the collaboration between SMHI and Visiarc. Together with workshop participants we will identify common questions which we wish to dive into.

For whom is this workshop?

Practitioners and stakeholders interested in open weather data.

What is the expected outcome?

New learnings from each other and a rough map as to common issues and opportunities for collaboration.

A link to the app will be presented before the workshop. If you wish to contribute to questions you wish to discuss, please use this link!

 


Measure air quality at home

Measure air quality at your home – build your own particulate matter sensor

Workshop leaders:

  • Hannes Ebner, MetaSolutions AB
  • Matthias Palmér, MetaSolutions AB

During this workshop every participant builds an own particulate matter sensor for measuring PM2.5 and PM10. The goal is that everybody leaves the workshop with a working particulate matter sensor that can be brought home to continuously report air quality data to the initiative Luftdaten.info. MetaSolutions sponsors all building parts. There will be enough material for up to 25 workshop participants.

For whom is this workshop?

Anyone who wants to build an own particulate matter sensor for continuously collecting and submitting air quality data to Luftdaten.info.

What is the expected outcome?

Increased coverage of Sweden on Luftdaten.info. Every participant builds an own particulate matter sensor and may bring it home.


Open Data Journalism

Workshop leaders:

  • Kristofer Sjöholm, Sweco and SVT Pejl
  • Tarjei Leer-Salvesen, Fædrelandsvennen and innsyn.no

How can data journalism push transparency in the society and more published open data from authorities forward? With the insights from award winning innsyn.no and SVT Pejl and other similar initiatives we discuss the role that journalists can have in using the freedom of information laws (FOI) and public service information EU directive (PSI) to get access to more data for journalistic purposes and how to make data more open and available to all.

Other topics of discussion: How to use methods like scraping in order to get data out from public sites. Could the success of innsyn.no be exported to other Nordic countries? How could a collaboration between journalists and media organisations in the Nordics around these issues look like? And what effect will the new EU directive GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation – have on data journalism?

For whom is this workshop?
Data journalists, investigative reporters, and all others that want a more transparent society with the help of open data.

What is the expected outcome?
We want this to be the starting point for a Nordic collaboration between journalists how to learn from each other and how to build bridges and reuse methods in order to make the countries more open and transparent.


Open Data Ecosystem Growth – Open Data Measurements

Workshop leaders: 

  • Karin Ahlin
  • Ana Brandusescu

In this workshop, we discuss measurements, why and when are we measuring and what does it mean? We do that by elaborating on what measurements are, e.g. can the immeasurable be measured and how OD is measured today in the community. The workshop builds on small informative parts and collaborative discussion. We hope for highly collaborative, creative and thoughtful workshop.

For whom is this workshop?

For everybody interested in how we can measure and the usage of measurements in the open data community.

What is the expected outcome?

The expected outcome is a better understanding on what measurements are and how OD is measured today.

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