The week of August 10, 2015 was quite an interesting week in public sector news, especially in regard to education. A story about child geniuses destined for careers in cybersecurity is particularly noteworthy. And a passionate argument about data in …

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The earthquake in Nepal in May exposed the national government’s unpreparedness to deal with the aftermath of a huge natural disaster, but it also gave rise to a movement of young Nepalese people with the skills required to help their …

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A media juggernaut is already beginning to amass in the Gulf Coast, eager to retell the story of Hurricane Katrina and take stock of the efforts to rebuild affected communities 10 years on. Then as now, New Orleans was and …

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By Shadrock Roberts, Resilience Network Initiative Director Today we’re excited to release this video that highlights Ushahidi’s work in Indonesia and how we’re finding resilience in unexpected places; using the convening power of open data to connect citizens to city …

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  USDA, Microsoft to Launch “Innovation Challenge” to Address Food Resiliency $60,000 in Prizes Offered for Most Creative Applications Using USDA Open Data WASHINGTON, July 24, 2015 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is partnering with Microsoft to launch …

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Cities around the world are now able to apply for a slice of $164 million from The Rockefeller Foundation in its 100 Resilient Cities Challenge. The opening of the third and final round of this challenge was announced yesterday at …

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The Environment Agency is placing two sets of LiDAR data – an aerial map created by laser scans – into the open data realm as part of a move to encourage more third parties into flood risk modelling. It plans …

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David Patterson presenting WUDOWUD at British APCO’s Autumn event “Whether You Do Or Weather You Don’t” (WUDOWUD) is an initiative that came about as a direct result of BlueLightCamp, which was this year held in Hampshire. WUDOWUD seeks to correlate …

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(An infographic depicting realtime data describing Dublin – the waiting time at road junctions; the location of buses; the number of free parking spaces and bicycles available to hire; and sentiments expressed about the city through social media) (I was …

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