Categories
Digital Nomad Remote Work Travel

Traveling Datopians: #1 Patricio in Europe

August 24, 2020 by Patricio del Boca Traveling Datopians is a series of photo essays and journals documenting the adventures of Datopian colleagues, many of whom have used the freedom that comes with our remote-first culture to take their work on the road. In this edition, Patricio, a Datopian software developer from Córdoba, Argentina, reflects […]

Categories
Open Data

What is Open Data?

July 20, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen What do the Victorian physician John Snow, a Danish toilet-locating app, and our president, Rufus, have in common? The punchline: they were all inspired by open data. This article explores a term still unfamiliar to many and explains why making data open is one of the most important […]

Categories
Cities Germany Governments Open Data Partnership

Datopian partner with publicplan GmbH to boost CKAN adoption in Germany

July 16, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen Datopian are proud to announce a new partnership with publicplan GmbH, a German IT company specialising in open-source software solutions and IT consulting for public authorities. Publicplan GmbH is committed to the values of autonomy, freedom of information and data security. Datopian resonates strongly with the values of […]

Categories
CKAN Open Data

Podcast: Open Knowledge Foundation founder (and Datopian President!) Rufus Pollock shares the the organisation’s backstory

July 10, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen This article is a summary of an interview between Rufus Pollock and Richard Pietro for the podcast series Stories from the Open Gov. Rufus tells the story of the Open Knowledge Foundation’s journey, from its founding to its future. Click here to listen to the full podcast. TIP […]

Categories
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. […]

Categories
CKAN Data Portal DataOS Vision

Datopian Vision Q&A: the need for Data Management, DataOS, Open Source and more

The following is a transcript of a Q&A with Datopian Founder and President Rufus Pollock about the vision for Datopian over the long-term. Key Takeaway We think there is a huge opportunity around data management in general. Because today data management is a mess inside many enterprises. We want to help solve that mess, to […]

Categories
Open Data

Open Data Day 2020 – Mini-Grant Outcomes

June 22, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen Three months on from Open Data Day 2020 and the reports are out: from budget data in Indonesia and Uganda to renewable energy data in Germany, Datopian’s mini-grants supported a wealth of open-data events worldwide. Let’s take a look at all 10 projects and what they achieved. In […]

Categories
CKAN datasets

Subscribe to Datasets: New CKAN Feature Explained

June 16, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen and Irio Musskopf, with graphics by Monika Popova Last month, we announced the launch of a new CKAN feature developed by Datopian that allows users to subscribe to datasets. This is an opt-in feature that sends users an email notification when a dataset to which they are subscribed […]

Categories
Data Data Management DMS

Datopian Presents: Headless DMS

June 12, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen and Rufus Pollock, with graphics by Monika Popova In a previous article, we drew an analogy between CMS (that’s ‘content management system’) and DMS (‘data management system’) to show how the two software share a similar structure. Now, in this follow-up piece, we’re going to show how DMS […]

Categories
Data Data Management DMS

As CMS is to Content, DMS is to Data

June 10, 2020 by Annabel van Daalen and Rufus Pollock, with graphics by Monika Popova You’ve heard of a content management system (CMS), but have you heard of a data management system (DMS)? In this article, we show that the two aren’t all that different. Just as many companies turn instinctively to CMSs to manage […]