Horizon Blog

Open Data Round Up: 23/10/13

There are lots of interesting opportunities coming up in the open data world over the next few weeks and months – from free online courses to exciting events:

  • The European Journalism Centre have announced a free online data journalism course, due to start in early 2014. The five-module introductory course gives participants the essential concepts, techniques and skills to effectively work with data and produce compelling stories under tight deadlines
  • The Global Open Data Initiative have published a draft Declaration on Open Data. Feedback is invited by the 8th November 2013
  • The Open Data Institute and Nesta have announced the finalists for the Crime and Justice Open Data Challenge competition. The three finalists – Stolen Bike UK, Total Car Check and Deaf Justice – have each been awarded £5000 to develop their ideas
  • The Open Data Institute are holding their Annual Summit on Tuesday 29th October, confirmed speakers include Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt

Finally, the Horizon team are currently gearing up to attend DE2013: Open Digital which is taking place at MediaCity in Salford on the 4th – 6th November – if you’re planning on attending do stop by our stand and say hello!