Perth, Western Australia - 6th to 10th January 2014

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Opening up government data


Pia will present about the technologies, challenges and realities of opening up government data from her experience with dataACT, and as the lead organiser for GovHack. The talk will showcase a range of open source tools for publishing, using and playing with open data, from open data platforms like CKAN through to automated publishing tools, data visualisation and analysis tools, and some of the API and other developer tools to work with different types of data, including spatial, tabular, real time or statistical datasets.

The talk will also cover the state of what is happening with open data across Australia, including case studies from local, state/territory and federal governments, and upcoming plans with

Pia Waugh

Pia Waugh is an open government and open data geek, working within the machine to enable greater transparency, democratic engagement, citizen-centric design and real, pragmatic actual innovation in the public sector and beyond. She believes that tech culture has a huge role to play in achieving better policy planning, outcomes, public engagement and a better public service all round. She is also trying to do her part in establishing greater public benefit from publicly funded data, software and research.

Pia is currently working as a Director of Coordination and Gov 2.0 for the Australian Government CTO looking at whole of government technology, services and procurement in the Department of Finance.

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