Last September the open data community in Latin America gathered in Santiago de Chile in the two most important events in the region to talk and discuss about open data. Since 2013, Abrelatam and ConDatos have been a space to …

The Latin America open data community speaks loud Read more »

Two weeks ago Santiago hosted the first State of the Map LatAm, and open data conferences Abrelatam and Con Datos. This series of conferences convened the rich open data community in Latin America. I was there to talk about our …

Open Data and Open Mapping in Chile Read more »

Open data is making its way in advanced countries like the United Kingdom and the United States but also into Latin America. Chile is among the top 15 countries of the Open Data Barometer 2014 edition—a global ranking led by …

3 critical challenges in open data initiatives Read more »

One of the themes that came up from the interviews in Chile was the idea of a Hackathon. Luis Bajana was first exposed to open data during an open source hackathon; the Chilean government organises a national hackathon name AbreCL …

Hackathons – what are they good for? Read more »

We’re two days into our on-the-ground research here in Santiago, Chile, and we’ve already conducted three interviews with prominent figures in the open data community. Each of our interviewees represented a different sector of Chilean society, giving us a really useful cross-section of …

Wheels down, and first impressions from Chile Read more »

“I shall not today attempt further to define the kinds of material I understand to be embraced within that shorthand description; and perhaps I could never succeed in intelligibly doing so. But I know it when I see it.” – …

The journey begins… but what are we actually looking for? Read more »