Every municipality should have an open data champion. The City of Raleigh, the capital city of North Carolina, is fortunate to have Jason Hare, an open data program manager and an open data consultant. Last year, Hare lead the effort to deploy a beta version of the first open data portal for... Read more
In this week's edition of our open source news roundup, we take a look at the Mozilla developer browser, the European Commission commitment to open data, Google's Open Roberta program, and more!
Aseem Sharma writes that improving the state of education and making children better learners is a human endeavor. It requires understanding the behavior of children, what motivates them, and what demotivates them. Technology solutions based on open data can strengthen and fuel that human endeavor... Read more
A report back from Code for America Summit 2014 this year -- what's the same, what's changed, and what's more serious.
openSNP is a non-profit, open source web application project that allows users to take consumer genotype tests and upload the raw data so that it's accessible to everyone.
Jeanne Holm is the lead for communications, collaboration, and outreach for the Data.gov project. In this interview, she shares with me how this flagship open government project is coming along since it's inception in 2009.
These 5 applications are examples of the kind of apps, visualizations, and analyses that are created from working with developers, educators, and businesses on a specific challenge at events that pull the community together, like data jams, meetups, and conferences.
Working with the Open Education Working Group, a new area that is starting to show real traction is open education data.
Three things learned at the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival on the state of open data and open access.
Peter Murray-Rust of the informal community Blue Obelisk gives an exclusive look to Opensource.com on his life in science and academic research, and his journey into open access and open data to help bring a better life to everyone through scientific discoveries.