During a training session I recently did in Jakarta for SEATTI – the South East Asian Transparency and Technology Initiative, I had a lot of fun working with the participants on using a party metaphor to talk about open-data. Transparency and accountability advocates often struggle with how to engage citizens […]

Throw an Open-Data party!

Ten years ago, I travelled to a small town in Missouri, with a fellow Circuit Rider, Arif Mamdani, to help a small low-income organising group called GRO migrate from Windows to Linux.  The lead-organiser, Robin Acree, had her computer completely wiped out by a virus and she’d had enough. So we spent a […]

Open Source Software – Now More Than Ever!