Open Data Hong Kong news roundup (9 May)

Roundup of Open Data Hong Kong news – 9 May, 2014

Upcoming ODHK events

Make.03 hackathon: Data with a purpose

Tomorrow, Saturday 10 May, 2pm @ JMSC, HKU


As a longitudinal hackathon, Make.03 is more than a weekend sprints, as it plays out over a several weeks. This gives teams a wider selection of tools (e.g. data collection, meet stakeholders, crowd-source translation), and allows for more sustainable projects to be launched. Project teams will be proposed and formed at our launch event on 10 May, at the JMSC media lab at the University of Hong Kong. After the initial meet, we’ll provide a dedicated place and time so teams have at least one touch point per week. Teams will receive support in acquiring, wrangling and presenting data. Other than that, teams are self-organized and can meet up as frequently as they wish.
Facebook event linkProject listings (Sparkboard)

Meet.21: HK Gov & Open Data – a discussion with Joey Lam, Deputy GovCIO

Tuesday 20 May, 7pm in Wan Chai


Event link; Facebook event link

Our speaker Miss Joey Lam Deputy Government Chief Information Officer (Policy and Community) will discuss what the HK Government is doing with Open Data, the opportunities, the challenges, the roadmap, as well as the outcomes of the recent Data.One competition, and as a special surprise, introduce a new initiative of Government-wide release of PSI. Miss Lam will also be accompanied other OGCIO staff to outreach and discuss with ODHK members.
More info here:


What we’re reading

From Open Knowledge

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From Open Data Weekly

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Other upcoming events

Hacks & Hackers Spring social meet at Beer Bay – Tuesday 13 May, 7pm

Come meet other hacks and hackers and discuss and exchange with media folks, technology specialists, designers and others. Beer Bay is an outdoor drinks counter by the beautiful harbourfront on the ground level near the pier entrance. Event also on

Open Knowledge Community Session with ODHK – Thursday 15 May, 9:00am

ODHK founders Mart & Bastien will be participating in a “community session” Q&A with Open Knowledge (formerly “Open Knowledge Foundation”). More info

CUHK + HKBD: Big Data Insights – Thursday 15 May, 7:15pm

Two speakers with an incredible history of working with the largest companies in Hong Kong and China on big, bold projects. And they have agreed to each come and share their experiences with the Hong Kong Big Data community. More info.

Want to see more events?

Here you go! See calendar of Open Data – relevant events here:
Happy to add your open data-related events.

Photos from our last events

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