We are excited and proud to be writing to you today of the next evolution of the open data movement in Hong Kong. You may notice a new name and new look, as Open Data Hong Kong (ODHK) moves to expand its remit to tackle data driven civic engagement.
Where does transparency and open data sit when a government passes legislation that is so opaque and unclear that nobody really understands the implications of it? How do NGOs and civil society organisations operate when collaborating or receiving funding from foreign organisations may become prohibited? Come and find out more from this online event involving some of our fellow members in the UPR-coalition.
The big open data news in Hong Kong this month is the launch of the new Hong Kong Open Data Index from the Internet Society Hong Kong. Since our launch in 2013 we have watched the progression of Open Data in Hong Kong, and while there has been progress from the Government, it has been patchy.
While Open Data Day is cancelled, join us on 9th Feb for a virtual meetup discussing coronvirus open data approaches to understand and tackle the recent 2019 novel coronavirus that has broken out in mainland China and now Hong Kong.
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.