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November 2016 Newsletter

Our  November 2016 newsletter features opportunities to learn more about Smart Cities, Open Government, Using Data and to participate in upcoming local and regional hack events. Other highlights include: 17 November and 1 December: Data Master Class series wraps up for open data ‘strategists’ and ‘pioneers’ (as defined in the ODI open data skills framework).  Hosted by Telstra with […]

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ODI Connect – 15 December

Thursday 15 December 2016, 4:30-6pm ODI Connect is our quarterly series for Members, Supporters, Foundation Sponsors and guests of ODI Queensland. These events are a unique opportunity to gather and network with fellow open data friends, listen to an inspiring talk on a thought-provoking topic, and enjoy a refreshing drink at the end of the […]

Lunchtime Lecture: Making ‘smart’ cities work for everyone, 25 November 2016

There is a lot of interest in how new technologies and data can be harnessed to improve the places we live in. ‘Smart’ cities are often described as efficient cities, productive cities, comfortable cities. They are cities (and towns) in which data is being increasingly incorporated into things like improving local transport infrastructure, housing planning, […]

AECOM CityHack16, Brisbane 25-27 November 2016

CityHack16 will bring together Brisbane’s most creative and innovative thinkers to cultivate technology solutions to some of our city’s most pressing challenges. Sign up as an individual or form a team of innovators who can think beyond the everyday and register your interest now. By registering for CityHack16, your registration fees will be supporting Hummingbird House […]

HackFest 2016, Sunshine Coast, 18-20 November 2016

Do you enjoy being innovative, working with others and collaborating to come up with some great solutions and concepts that could benefit the Sunshine Coast and wider community? Do you want to add to the Sunshine Coast Smart City theme by creating smart applications from Open Data for business and the community? After a successful […]

“Extracting Strategic Advantage from Public Data Sources” – 3 November 2016

Join our expert panel and keynote speaker as they explore the opportunities and debate the challenges of open data. Open Data improves lives and empowers us with access to new knowledge and insight. It stimulates economic opportunity, fosters greater transparency and accountability, enhances public service delivery, and provides beneficial social outcomes. Australian Government data was […]

Data Analytics for Effective Decision Making, Sydney 22 and 23 November 2016

About the conference: Data analysts hold an important role in uncovering social, scientific and environmental trends and drawing insightful conclusions which influence key decision makers. With changes in legislation towards open data access across government departments, we are currently seeing a breakdown of traditional ‘silo’ models of departmental data analytics and a move towards information […]

eResearch Australasia 2016, Melbourne 10-13 October 2016

We were delighted to contribute to the discussion at this year’s eResearch Australasia in Melbourne from 10-13 October 2016.  Our CEO Maree Adshead co-presented the topic “Open Wide: Demonstrating Quality and Building Trust in Open Data” with Gavin Kennedy of QCIF. Maree’s lightning talk at the QCIF booth during the afternoon break (below). Talking Open Data […]

Open Government Partnership – Australia

The Australian Government’s first Open Government National Action Plan is now in place! Australia’s first Open Government National Action Plan was submitted to the Open Government Partnership Global Summit in Paris in December 2016. A full copy of the Plan is available here. The creation of a National Action Plan is part of the commitment the […]

The Solomon Lecture & Right to Information Day, 28 September 2016

Right to Information Day Right to Information Day is celebrated annually across Australia and around the world on 28 September. Queensland marks this occasion by acknowledging the contribution of the Right to Information Act 2009 (Qld) (RTI Act) to facilitating greater and easier access to government-held information. This year’s theme ‘Open government in action’ will […]

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September 2016 Newsletter

Our  September 2016 newsletter focuses on Open Data, Open Conversations and the opportunities available to have your say and shape the future of Open Data in Queensland. Other highlights include: September lunchtime lecture, the deep-dive Policy workshops, and training workshops Congratulations to all of the winners and participants of GovHack, find the inspiring projects in the hackerspace. In […]

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