Tag: Alex Fink

Episode #23 – The Open Government Tour of Canada with Richard Pietro

Episode 23 is the first to roll out in 2015! But don’t let that fool you… we recorded it in 2014. But what might fool you is that there’s some new voices in town on the OKCast this year. I

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Episode #22 – Arfon Smith – GitHub, Open Science and Academic Culture Change

In this episode, I talk with Arfon Smith of GitHub.com. At GitHub, Arfon promotes academic engagement in open source code and open science. Prior to working at GitHub, Arfon worked in a number of positions where he supported a changing infrastructure for the scientific process, built

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Beginning a Public Open Data Infrastructure: An Interview with OpenAddresses

We caught up this week with Ian Dees, founder of the OpenAddresses project. OpenAddresses is trying to collect address information for every block all across the United States. They’re doing an impressive job – nearly 30% there. They’ve got a massive

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Mushon Zer-Aviv (@mushon) of Public Knowledge Workshop and Tin Geber (@tingeber) of the Engine Room – OKFestival Interview

In this interview, I speak with Mushon Zer-Aviv (@mushon, www.mushon.com) of the Public Knowledge Workshop and Tin Geber (@tingeber, at the Engine Room) of the Engine Room. We talk about a topic close to my heart – “Openwashing” and Can Open

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OKFestival 2014 – James Smith of the Open Data Institute – Interview

In this interview, James Smith (@Floppy) talks about one of his Open Data Institute (ODI) software projects: CSVLint. We also reflect on Eric Hysen of Google’s keynote address, discussing the infrastructure of open data and the necessary roles of standards. James also

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OKFestival 2014 – Antonio Acuña – Data.Gov.UK and Open Data Manifesto – Mini-Interview

Antonio Acuña (@diabulos) is head of UK government’s Open Data group (http://data.gov.uk) and was working during the festival on the next steps of their soon-to-be-completed Open Data Manifesto. Festival participants joined the process of co-designing the manifesto to work best for developers, open knowledge

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OKFestival 2014 – Burt Lum of Hawai’i Open Data and Bytemarks Café – Interview

I’m proud to say, I’ve finally met Burt Lum. Burt has been a lovely supporter of the OKCast since our inception. It was a joy to speak with Neal Bastek of Open Knowledge today and have him tell me to

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OKFestival 2014 – Margo Thierry – Open-Steps – Mini-Interview

In this interview I speak with the inspiring Margo Thierry of Open-Steps. She and Alex Corbi traveled the globe talking about open data. Listen to what they’ve been up to! The post OKFestival 2014 – Margo Thierry – Open-Steps –

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OKFestival 2014 – Eva Constantaras, Defining and Designing Successful Data Journalism Initiatives in Developing Countries – Presenter Mini-Interview

Eva Constantaras (@EvaConstantaras), is a data and investigative journalist and trainer specialized in cross-border journalism projects to combat corruption and foster transparency. She’s the Data Journalism Advisor for Internews in Kenya and trains journalists across Asia, the Middle East and East Africa on

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Open Data In Our World: #DataAsCulture

What are the implications of open data on culture? Lighthouse & FutureEverything explore this question in their new Brighton exhibit #DataAsCulture. If you’re in the UK, check it out. For the rest of us, we’ll have to jealously look on from the comfort of

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