The Internet Governance Forum is meeting in Istanbul this September and it’s going to be a big deal. The IGF gives developing countries the same opportunity as wealthier nations to engage in the debate on Internet governance and to facilitate their participation in existing institutions and arrangements.
This week read White House reports on Big Data challenges, and look at the rise of open data in China and how emerging markets are using it to create new businesses. There is also a brief analysis of the possibilities for Sharing Data for social impact.
In this week's data digest, 4 uses of open data are explained and insights are given on how the "Moneyball" phenonmenon links to fundraising. The White House's Big data report is also reviewed and the importance of data maintainance is emphasised.
This week learn about ways Big Data is being used by nonprofits to help cities and read the World Economic Forum's take on Big Data. Also check out new nonprofit data APIs, the Open Aid Map and Big Data Week.
This week learn about new nonprofit data initiatives, PoweredbyData, Foundant Connect and Open hGrant. The opportunities of data analysis for the sector is also discussed along with data projects that the Sloan Foundation is supporting.
In this issue the learn about the value of "thick data" vs "thin data" and the US government's "Lean Start Up Philosophy". The Foundation Center and OECD team up to make funding data available and 4 open data roles for government are highlighted while the US Senate approves the DATA Act.