The City of Edinburgh Council (CEC)’s first ‘civic challenge event’ took place this month, and yielded some outstanding results. This flexible hackathon launched on the 26th of September with the Council announcing its ever-increasing open data sources, the categories that submissions were to be entered in to, and the judges. Five weeks later — which […]
The Open Knowledge Foundation is a non-profit organisation founded in 2004 and dedicated to promoting open data and open content in all their forms — including government data, publicly funded research and public domain cultural content.
Why is there a need for an OKF Scotland Local Group? We have a number of goals:
- Promoting local communities around the development and deployment of open data.
- Encouraging links and interaction between different open data initiatives across Scotland.
- Supporting open knowledge initiatives in key sectors such as local government, education, health, energy and cultural heritage.
From our Blog
Galleries and museums have plenty of experience in acquiring, curating, exhibiting and preserving arts of work, at least when they are good old tangible objects — oil on canvas, crayon on paper, statues in bronze or stone. But what about digital art and video? For the new generation of artists that are at home in […]
Lucy Brown is Engagement Co-ordinator with the Future City | Glasgow programme. Ever the pioneer, our very own Glynn Staples helped organise the first Glasgow meet-up of the Open Knowledge Foundation (OKF) Local Group in Scotland. Although the OKF meetings have been taking place in Edinbugh for a while now, having regular meetings in the […]
Ally Crockford discusses the work she is doing as Scotland’s first ever Wikimedian-in-Residence at the National Library of Scotland There’s a chance that way back in April you saw some ripples of media interest in a job posting at the National Library in Scotland for a Wikimedian-in-Residence. The typical response to the job posting then, […]