Minutes of Open Data Governance board meeting 1 February, 2017

Attendance: Emer Coleman (Chair), Dennis Jennings, Denis Parfenov, Sandra Collins, Cronan McNamara, Dietrich Rebholz, Sue Duke, Barry Lowry, Ashling Cunningham

 

Apologies: Andrew O’Sullivan, Daithí Mac Síthigh

 

Secretariat: Evelyn O'Connor, Fiona Morley Clarke, Marian Beakey

 

Request for Tenders

The Open Data Unit has recently issued two Request for Tenders for the provision of support to the Open Data Initiative - the first for the provision of open data training and the second for the provision of open data technical assistance and support - both are now available on etenders and can be accessed at the links below.

 

Announcing HackYourWayDay Winners

The judges have deliberated and voted and the results are in. We are pleased to say that the x-Gov Eircodes Hackathon held on February 10th was a great success and congratulations to the three winners.

In case you missed it, the theme of HackYourWayDay which took place in the NDRC, Dublin 8 last Friday was on how to use Eircoded location open data to solve real problems that citizens have.

Ireland rated as 'a trendsetter' in Open Data

Ireland has ranked very highly in a report (link is external) published by the European Portal on how European countries have developed their Open Data Maturity since 2015. Ireland has in fact scored overall third place in terms of Open Data Maturity Assessment across the EU28+ countries assessed, which is a terrific achievement. The measurement is built on two key indicators - Open Data Readiness and Portal Maturity,

Second webinar on Open Data

On Wednesday 8th February the second of a series of webinars on Open Data organised by the European Open Data Portal will take place.   The theme is - What can Open Data do to improve transport & mobility?  Registration details are here.

Forthcoming hackathon on open government data

A hackathon using HSE, LGMA and other government open data to try and make finding and using government services easier will take place on Friday 10th February in the NDRC, the Digital Exchange, Crane Street, Dublin, D08 HKR9.  The hackathon will feature open datasets for eircoded health and local government services and the prize money is being sponsored by the Department of Communications, Climate Action and Environment.  The hackathon is open to everyone and further details including how to register are available at this link 

Note of Open Data Governance Board meeting 30 November, 2016

Attendance: Emer Coleman (Chair), Dennis Jennings, Denis Parfenov, Sandra Collins, Cronan McNamara, Daithí Mac Síthigh,

 

Apologies: Dietrich Rebholz, Sue Duke, Barry Lowry, Andrew O’Sullivan, Ashling Cunningham

 

Secretariat: Evelyn O'Connor, Fiona Morley Clarke, Marian Beakey

 

Upcoming series of webinars on Open Data

On Wednesday 30 November the first of a series of webinars on Open Data organised by the European Open Data Portal will take place.   This is the first in a series of webinars taking place in the coming months.  This first webinar will be a general introduction to Open Data.

 

Message from the European Open Data Portal

Note of Open Data Governance Board meeting - 25 October, 2016

Attendance: Dennis Jennings (acting Chair), Denis Parfenov, Sandra Collins,  Cronan McNamara, Barry Lowry,  Andrew O’Sullivan, Daithí Mac Síthigh,  Ashling Cunningham

Apologies: Emer Coleman (Chair), Dietrich Rebholz, Sue Duke

 

Secretariat: Evelyn O'Connor, Fiona Morley Clarke, Marian Beakey

 

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