Presented by:

Hans de Raad

from OpenNovations

Independent consultant, open-source enthusiast (openSUSE, Drupal, etc). Also a big classical music lover (artistic manager of the Huygensfestival in Voorburg, supporter of several international chamber music festivals in/around The Hague, The Netherlands). One of my companies basic philosophies is, if open-source provides you with a stable revenue (thank you, 10x), you should do something in return. So my company donates 10% of its annual profit to one of the projects we've been using that year. This contribution can also be by providing help, i.e. in 2015 I was project lead and organizer for openSUSE conference in The Hague!

No video of the event yet, sorry!

When I published a LinkedIn post on Croatian open data last summer and how we use the PostgreSQL based Aranei as a data processing and profiling tool, I could not have imagined the snowball effect turning into an avalanche of reactions that was triggered by that post. Open Data is obviously a topic many people and organizations have many insights on and opinions about. The result of a relatively modest import of Croatian open data sources into our Aranei data management platform resulted in an international group of interested and helpful people. After many considerations and many more conversations, we feel that it is actually part of a triad of concepts that need to be treated holistically. Open data cannot exist without open standards, and open standards are connected to open-source software. Open-source software is part of the technology stack for publishing open data, and there we have a nice circle. Using our fully open source stack of Aranei, consisting of PostgreSQL, PHP Symfony framework / API platform, React-Admin and many more free software components, we’ve visualized and contextualized the Open Datasets from the Croatian government, showing how much more insights can be gained about the data when normalized and correlated properly. We decided to turn our experience into a movement, called OpenDataConnected. Here we’re connecting the open data publishers, with the advocates and evangelists, and with the eventual organizations that use those open datasets. We’ve reflect on some of the findings on our experiences with the Zagreb/Croatian open data, we want to work together with this community on how to define value propositions from those datasets and most important we want to have an open conversation with you, OpenDataConnected participants on which topics are of interest to you for the next couple of months. On our annual DORS/CLUC conference in May in Zagreb, we will then have a fully inclusive OpenDataConnected track to bring all those pieces together!

2023 May 28 - 10:45
30 min
Open Source

Happening at the same time:

  1. Packaging with osc - Part 2/3
  2. Start Time:
    2023 May 28 10:00

    Seminarraum 1 (Up Stairs)

  3. The opi package installer
  4. Start Time:
    2023 May 28 10:45


  5. Packaging with osc - Part 3/3
  6. Start Time:
    2023 May 28 11:00

    Seminarraum 1 (Up Stairs)