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Singapore equivalent of the #OGCIO  takes out a half-page spread in the Straits Times Singapore to promote their national data.gov.sg
 
Reminds me of OpenData!
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But Singapore is coordinating the use of data on a higher level. Nobody is organising and standardising public sector information on a strategical level in Hong Kong. 
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Join the Open Data Hong Kong team to learn more about all their activities and their amazing community.

We will be hosting this session at night/morning to global time connect. This Community Session will be recorded.

Time: Wednesday 21:00 - 22:00 EDT/ Thursday 09:00  - 10:00 HKT/01:00 - 02:00 UTC
See worldtimebuddy.com to convert times.
Duration: 1 hour

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Mart van de Ven

Mart van de Ven co-founded Open Data Hong Kong to inspire and nurture a techno-social revolution in Hong Kong. He believes Open Data is a chance for citizens to be better served by government. Not only because it enables greater transparency and accountability, but because when governments open up their data it allows them to concentrate on their irreducible core - enabling us as citizens. He is also Open Knowledge's ambassador to Hong Kong, a data-driven developer and technology educator for General Assembly.


Bastien Douglas

Bastien’s role with ODHK is to create a structure for the community to develop sustainability,  form partnerships with other organisations and operationalize projects to achieve the goals of the organisation. Bastien’s background combines public sector experience, research analysis and citizen engagement. For over 4 years as  a public servant in the federal government of Canada in Ottawa, he analysed policy at the front lines of policy development and researched public management issues at the centre of the bureaucracy. In 2009, a community of innovative public servants formed by Bastien to work across silos using collaborative tools and social media pushed projects for to forward Open Data to raise capacity to share knowledge and better support the public. Bastien then worked in the NGO sector building knowledge capacity for the immigrant-serving sector, while supporting advocacy for improved services, information-sharing, access to resources and sharing of practices for service delivery.

About Community Sessions: http://wiki.okfn.org/Community_Sessions
Q & A with Open Data Hong Kong
Wed, May 14, 9:00 PM
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In following with Google Apps going premium, Microsoft also no longer offers free custom domain support for Outlook. Existing accounts will continue to operate, but for new accounts, Zoho seems to uniquely provide this service for free.


+Wai-Chung Bastien , +Darcy Christ 
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For a guide on how to set this up: http://www.blogsynthesis.com/zoho-free-email-hosting/
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Java! Real or Not?

A new game that has you guessing which Java class names are real, and which ones are fake. Way harder than it sounds: http://ow.ly/w0J6h #java
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OKFn gets a fresh coat of paint
 
Proud to launch our new look website today www.okfn.org - all new, but we're still Open Knowledge inside! 
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Five by Five published an icon set for Open Data!
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Kernel of the new #OKFn logo makes its way into a Hong Kong art fair! 
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Theorem 1: Toasts always land butter side down.
Theorem 2: Cats always land on their feet.
Theorem 1 + Theorem 2 = awesomeness
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Open Data Brochure in the works! Thanks +Sherin Siew 
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Time magazine names a Hong Kong domestic helper as one of the 100 most influential people. 
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Dropping by +Ron Tam, +Solomon Yan and +林振偉  at Data-HK's ICT Expo booth!
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  • The University of Hong Kong
    Linguistics, 2008 - 2010
  • Loughborough University
    Information & Knowledge Management, 2007 - 2008
  • The University of Hong Kong
    Humanities, 2006 - 2007
  • Universiteit Maastricht
    European Studies, 2004 - 2007
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