NYTimes: 2 to 1 - Germany and 1989 Recently Visual Loop posted 90 datavis tumbrl blogs to follow. For only covering Tumblr, this is a ton of blogs! But what are the best data blogs? That question was asked at Quora several years ago. At the moment, there are 50 answers with long lists of suggested blogs. It’s true, there are a lot of great blogs about data, analytics, statistics, data mining and data visualization but it is near-impossible to name the best. Everything depends on what you want to learn about. Within our product hypothesis confirmation process, we accumulate a huge list of data blogs to learn best practices and tools bloggers use to analyze and visualize data. This research helped us to created the product that considers much of the tips and tricks data artists usually use. Now we’ve decided to share a list of data blogs we love. The list is arbitrary arranged and blogs are in no particular order. Dataviz artists and evangelists These blogs answer different questions
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The Open Humanities Awards encourage budding developers and humanities researchers to collaborate and start new projects that use open content and data, paving the way for a vibrant cultural and research commons to emerge.
Jed Miller in The Guardian: “Mathematician Blaise Pascal famously closed a long letter by apologising that he hadn’t had time to make it shorter. Unfortunately, his pithy point about “download time” is regularly attributed to Mark Twain and Henry David Thoreau, probably because the public loves writers more than it loves statisticians. Scientists may make […]
Dopo una lunga fase di preparazione si è finalmente costituito l’Istituto Italiano Open Data. L’Istituto, che si configura come rete di associazioni, organizzazioni, enti, gruppi e persone singole, vuole avere la duplice funzione di catalizzatore di energie e capacità e di raccordo tra i diversi protagonisti sugli Open data, per favorire l’incontro tra domanda e offerta, lo scambio e la condivisione di pratiche, strumenti, tecnologie, la valorizzazione degli Open Data come opportunità di crescita economica. L’Istituto si propone anche di supportare le organizzazioni governative nella formazione delle politiche sugli Open Data e nella loro attuazione, oltre che per favorire l’incontro con le associazioni, le imprese, i cittadini. Promosso dagli organizzatori dell’evento italiano dell’International Open Data Day, Stati Generali dell’Innovazione e Regesta.exe, l’Istituto ha tra i fondatori …
Open data has the potential not only to transform every sector of the economy but also to unleash more than $3 trillion in global economic value annually. Government has a critical role to play. A McKinsey & Company article.
Martin Tisné, Omidyar Network’s director, policy (UK) and Nicholas Gruen, economist and CEO of Lateral Economics, unveiled today in Canberra the report, Open for Business. It is the first study to quantify and illustrate the potential of Open Data to help achieve the G20’s economic growth target. Martin makes the economic case for open data below.
Fifteen years ago, Brett Goldstein seemed to be just another tech entrepreneur. He was working as IT director of OpenTable, then a start-up website for restaurant bookings. The company was thriving – and subsequently did a very successful initial