Trip report: Responsible Data for Humanitarian Response

On February 24/25 2015, the peace informatics lab and the Dutch ministry of foreign affairs joined forces to organise a two-days meeting around responsible data for humanitarian response in Den Haag. The World Wide Semantic Web and DANS were there both days 🙂

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Reading list for February 2015

As outlined in this post, according to Gartner the days of centralised processing of data are counted. With the advent of IoT it will no longer be economically interesting, nor doable, to transfer all the data coming from sensors in

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2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 5,700 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway

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Reading list for December 2014

Here we go again, here as some pointers to read during the Christmas holidays break 😉 Stop Trying to Save the World is an essay by Michael Hobbes which goes over the danger of scaling up big ideas, the need to

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Reading list for November 2014

After some months break here is a new reading list with some pointers harvested between June and November 2014. In “Nine Lessons for Bridging the Gap between Cities and Citizens” the world bank shares 9 lessons about open governance learnt

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DownScale 2014 and OpenDevelopmentCamp 2014

It is already two weeks since DownScale 2014 took place on the 8th of October and OpenDevelopmentCamp 2014 followed up on the 9th and 10th. 3 days packed with great new insights and inspiring talks. DownScale 2014 was the third

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Dagstuhl workshop on Computer Science for Development (CS4D) ?

To set the agenda for a Computer Science for Development, we are looking at organizing a Dagstuhl workshop/seminar around the topic. At this moment in time, we still are formulating the scope, organization committee and the goals of this meeting. Possible topics

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