Centre for Internet & Society

Wikipedia Introductory Session organized for Data and India portal consultants

by Subhashish Panigrahi

On May 13, 2013, the Access to Knowledge team led by Subhashish Panigrahi conducted a Wikipedia Introductory Session at the National Informatics Centre in New Delhi for the consultants working for Data and India portal. This session was aimed to emphasize how these portals and their useful data could be used on Wikipedia to create good quality articles.

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Open Government Platform: An Open Source Solution to Democratizing Access to Information and Energizing Civic Engagement

by Neeta Verma, Alka Mishra and D.P. Mishra

If government could release these datasets in open format for people to use & reuse, a whole lot of new innovative apps could be built around these datasets to provide better, customized services to citizens.

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Technology Evangelists and Religious Evangelists — A Talk by Katherine Sydenham

by Prasad Krishna

Katherine Sydenham from the University of Michigan School of Information will deliver a lecture at the Centre for Internet & Society office in Bangalore on August 10, 2012, from 5.00 p.m. to 6.30 p.m.

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Data-Driven Journalism, Data Literacy & Open Government — Talk at CIS

by Pranesh Prakash

The Open Knowledge Foundation and the Centre for Internet and Society invite you to an informal talk by Lucy Chambers and Laura Newman on 'Data-Driven Journalism, Data Literacy, and Open Government'.

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Open DataCamp — 2012

by Prasad Krishna

A one-day unconference for people working with data from various sectors to come together and share their projects and ideas was organised in Bangalore on March 24, 2012. It was organised by the DataMeet group. Pranesh Prakash participated in the event.

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Summary of the Minutes of the Workshop on Biodiversity Informatics

by Prasad Krishna

The Western Ghats Portal team had organized a one-day workshop to explore the contemporary state of biodiversity informatics as expressed in three spheres: technology behind biodiversity informatics, scientific commons and policy and biodiversity portals in India. It hoped to provide an opportunity to interact and learn from similar endeavors in this emerging discipline. The workshop was held at Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and Environment (ATREE), Bangalore on 25 November 2011.

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Geekup on Open Data in Bangalore

by Prasad Krishna

HasGeek in partnership with the Centre for Internet and Society invite you to a talk by Hapee de Groot on 25 January 2012 at CIS office in Bangalore.

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Open Government Data in India (v2)

by Pranesh Prakash

The first draft of the second version of the Open Government Data Report is now online. Nisha Thompson worked on updating the first version of the report. This updated version of the report on open government data in India includes additional case studies as well as a potential policy (National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy) that would create a central government data portal. The report was distributed for peer review and public feedback.

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Opening Government: A Guide to Best Practice in Transparency, Accountability and Civic Engagement across the Public Sector

by Pranesh Prakash

The Transparency & Accountability Initiative has published a book called “Opening Government: A Guide to Best Practice in Transparency, Accountability and Civic Engagement across the Public Sector”. We at the Centre for Internet & Society contributed the section on Open Government Data.

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Comments on the draft National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy

by Pranesh Prakash

A draft of the 'National Data Sharing and Accessibility Policy', which some hope will be the open data policy of India, was made available for public comments in early May. This is what the Centre for Internet and Society submitted.

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