This week have a look at the just completed Open Data for Africa platform and learn more about the brewing open data revolution in the MENA region. There is some great insight into the need for the Open Data movement to be more inclusive as well as explanations of why big data gathering should be more strategic.
Por iniciativa de algunas instituciones miembros de NetSquared ( http://www.netsquared.org) y con el apoyo de TechSoup Global (http://www.techsoupglobal.org/) estamos armando una red de organizaciones e individuos que tiene por objetivo el uso de la tecnologia para bien social ("technology for social good") en la región de Latino América llamada RedlaTic
This week we feature some examples of how open data is being used to help farmers as the G8 International Conference on Open Data for Agriculture kicks off today. Small data rather than big data is emphasized and reasons are given for INGOs failure to become IATI compliant. Examples of how open government data is being used for public benefit in cities across the USA is showcased and the case for opening up US nonprofit data expands.
This week the call for data measurement in the social sector heightens with the proposition of a Social Progress Index and ways that NGOs can use data maps to increase effectiveness are explained. The need for open data from NGOs is reiterated, while the way philanthropy has promoted the global Open Government Partnership is explained. 5 trending big data technologies are also identified.
Would you give away personal data for social benefit? Read views on this, but also on the potential for open and big data to lie. Also featured is an update on the Reporting Commitment by a group of the largest foundations in the US and the launch of the European Commission's open data portal.
This week features some telling views on the use of big data for development as well as some perspective how how the social sector can better use data for social benefit. Also highlighted are controversial views on the future need for data scientists and Nominet Trust's Data Unity visualisation project is announced.
This week's data digest features discussions around arguments for making US nonprofit Form 990 data, open data, a workbook to help nonprofits create data driven strategies as well as some insight on open data business models. Also discussed is the importance of 'long data' while Bill Gates highlights the need for better impact measurement to solve global problems.
This week features news on the anticipated .ngo domain, some interesting examples of how open government data is being reused and some discussion on whether big data analytics spells the beginning of the end for the social science theorist.
This week features a lot of news about data for social benefit, as data starts taking centre stage in philanthropic efforts. Also of interest was a review of data trends for this 2013 and beyond based a report done by Gartner, which notes that on-the-go big data accessed via mobile and tablets and real-time analytics will increase.