BBLs next week at the OpenGov Hub
In honor of the cold weather in Washington DC, we'll be having two Brown-Bag Lunch (BBL) sessions with friends from Canada and Finland next week to speak about open data, open registries, open development... and more! So register, put on a scarf, get your lunch, and come on over to the OpenGov Hub next Tuesday and Wednesday.
Making Sense of Non-Profit Open Data
Tuesday, Feb. 4th, 12.30-2.00pm
Michael Lenczner, CEO of Ajah, a Montreal-based software company that transforms public and open data about the non-profit sector into commercial information services for a wide-range of stakeholders, including foundations and government, will lead this BBL on Ajah's work. Michael will share the way Ajah leverages open data and present two new initiatives for improving data about the non-profit sector worldwide.
Empowering Data Collectors in the Field
Mika Välitalo, with Plan Finland, will present Poimapper, a great example of an NGO-corporate collaboration to support data collection. Hear the full story from an empty table to a full application & service. Plan Finland worked with Pajat Management, Plan Kenya and the University of Nairobi to develop PoiMapper which is now used in several Plan Offices/Programs as well as other international NGOs.