Open Data Stewardship

OpenSpending stewardship moving to Datopian

July 9, 2020 by Paul Walsh OpenSpending is one of the longest-running projects both at Open Knowledge Foundation and within the open data ecosystem in its entirety. Starting life in 2009 as Where Does my Money Go?, OpenSpending has played a vital role in the publication of open budget and spending data by governments worldover. […]

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Announcing Frictionless Data Joint Stewardship

March 31, 2020 by Paul Walsh Our colleagues at the Open Knowledge Foundation announced the Joint Stewardship of Frictionless Data in December 2019. Some of that announcement post is below, and I also wanted to give some more context on this and how it relates to our work at Datopian going forward. Several of us […]

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Datopian and COVID-19

March 19, 2020 by Paul Walsh We know many people and organizations around the world are experiencing challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We wanted to reach out to our partners and clients to assure you of Datopian’s work capacity and business continuity – as a remote-first organization we are fortunate to be well structured […]


Datopian: 2019 in review, and looking toward 2020

December 18, 2019 by Paul Walsh 2019 has been a great year at Datopian, and we wanted to take this opportunity to share with our clients, partners, and the wider community some reflections on the year past, and thoughts on 2020. # 2019 in review # Leadership After a change of management in Q4 2018, […]

Open Data Day

Getting ready for Open Data Day 2020 on Saturday 7th March

December 13, 2019 by Paul Walsh Next year marks the 10th anniversary of Open Data Day! Open Data Day is the annual event where we gather to reach out to new people and build new solutions to issues in our communities using open data. The next edition will take place on Saturday 7th March 2020. […]

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Viderum is renaming to Datopian

March 1, 2019 by Paul Walsh Effective today, we are renaming Viderum to Datopian. All related services (including email) will continue to work as normal, and we will roll out the rebrand across all our web properties and services over the coming month. The rebrand to Datopian is a simple rebranding of our trading […]


Viderum in 2019

February 6, 2019 by Paul Walsh Hello. I’m Paul Walsh and I am the new CEO of Viderum. I moved to Viderum after 5 years at Open Knowledge International, where I have been on the Senior Management Team as Chief Product Officer and interim co-CEO. For the last 12 years I have been working with […]