International Open Data Day Ireland – RoundUp (#ODD14)

In Ireland Open Data Day was celebrated on February 22nd 2014 in Dublin with work on 4 open data and civic projects. Around 70 people – data wranglers, coders, activists, civil society representatives and interested citizens – volunteered their time and participated actively in the different projects. The event took place from 10am – 7pm so we got a […]

22/2/2014 – International Open Data Day

Sign-Up: 22/2/2014 – International Open Data Day What will it look like you ask? – Some pictures from an Open Data Hackathon we held last September. This Feb. 22nd Open Knowledge Foundation are organizing a book sprint to create an open source and free to use textbook for schools that will help kids get coding […]

Civic groups join together at Facebook EU headquarters to write a coding textbook.

February 12, Dublin, Ireland: A group of civic innovators are joining forces to write Ireland’s first textbook on programming and coding. Their efforts will help schools around the world introduce computer science to into the school day. The textbook will be free online and available for download in several e-book formats. Community groups, hosted by […]

1st Irish OGP Action Plan – 1st meeting between civil society and the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform

On Thursday, 6th Feb. 2014, representatives of three civil society organisations, citizens and the Open Knowledge Foundation Ireland met with William Beausang, Head of Government Reform Unit and three of his colleagues from the Department of Public Expenditure and Reform to further develop Ireland’s plan for open government. The meeting took place in the government rooms in […]