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Open Data Hong Kong is an open, participative, volunteer-run group of Hong Kong citizens who support Open Data, founded in March 2013. Anyone is welcome to join, take part and lead.
We are engaged citizens. Members are people who value government transparency. Some of us are analysts who study data, others are researchers of public trends, programmers who work with data visualisation, people developing data-driven apps, public servants who want to open government data to the public, to name just a few.
What we do:
- Raise awareness and share knowledge about Open Data and its benefits;
- Facilitate collaborations among Open Data supporters;
- Advocate for increased availability and quality of Open Data.
We do this by:
- Collecting and providing resources about Hong Kong Open Data;
- Organising events for the community to connect, collaborate, share, and understand;
- Liaising with the Hong Kong government and other sectors to facilitate the release and improved quality of Open Data.
Hong Kong’s school children show they can contribute more to global research than so called “professional” scientists can, with their global mosquito alert data ending up in the GBIF repository. Come and gather with Hong Kong’s Citizen Scientists for a talk from Prof H Kibori to find out more.
May all your Open Data wishes come true One common question and topic of discussion in the Hong Kong Open Data community is what datasets do users need to get hold of. Releasing government data takes resources, and so the OGCIO (Office of the Government Chief Information Officer) has to prioritize what they are able […]
ODHK is a signatory for the UPR coalition review to the UN, promoting FOI and archives legislation in Hong Kong.
FinTech and Open Banking the topic of the day with recent moves by the Hong Kong Monetary Authority launching a consultation for “Open API Framework”.