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Bill Proudfit
Worked at Galaxy Entertainment Group, Philip Morris Int'l, HK Airport Authority, New York University
Attended Hong Kong Polytechnic University
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HK Open Source  conference on Saturday 19 October - there was lots of interest in open data and 2 presentations directly related.  The LicenCheck application is a good example of actually using the datasets from Data.One.  My presentation on Data.One got the predictable comments 'I didn't know these were available.'  Well done +Haggen So and +Sammy Fung for a very well run conference. 
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Save the date if you may plan to be in or around Germany next July 
OKFestival 2014 will take place 15 – 18 July, in Berlin, Germany. OKFestival is back! Join us for the world's largest open knowledge event and celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Open Knowledge Foundation. While you wait for more details and our call for proposals, why not: ...
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Open Knowledge Conference in Geneva - streaming all week 
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Awesome! I believe all the sessions on the mainstage are live streamed but the (arguably more interesting/niche sessions) in the smaller rooms will be compiled soon and posted to the OKFn vimeo channel. http://vimeo.com/okfn
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A new application/template for PyBossa that can be used for transcribing tables locked in PDF files  | From CrowdCrafting.org
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It's all happening ~ School of Data ~ blog post by Milena Marin 11 Sept 2013
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The Legislative Council Secretariat has just released their voting results for the 2012-13 session of council meetings as open data. +darcy christ 
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Thank you for your various comments.  We'll work something out.
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Charles Mok's office and the WTIA (Hong Kong Wireless Technology Industry Association) are conducting this survey on smartphone app privacy issue (especially on PCPD's handling of the Do No Evil's case).

Take a few minutes and help them out. 

The deadline is 4 Oct 2013. 
私隱專員公署於八月中點名批評手機應用程式《起你底》嚴重侵犯個人私隱,將公眾可查閱的法院訴訟及破產記錄整合為資料庫供用戶輸入姓名搜索,與政府及法庭原本收集及公開相關資料目的不符及沒直接關係,因此違反保障資料原則,勒令資料庫營運商停止向有關程式披露資料。 本問卷旨在收集業界,尤其是智能手機程式開發商對有關事件的意見。 In August, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) published an investigative report on smartphone application "Do No Evil", saying that it had seriously invaded privacy by combining and making publicly available litigation and bankruptcy data searchab...
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Done! But feel like it is particularly aimed at mobile app developers?
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Like water and oil, ‘open data’ and ‘China’ take a bit of engineering if you want them to mix. Stories like those of human rights advocate Xu Zhiyong, arrested for rallying citizens to demand public disclosure of their officials’ wealth, are more the norm.

But rather than ask for information, a group of young techies are going out and finding it, despite the challenges in its use and the risks of digging too deep.
Like water and oil, ‘open data’ and ‘China’ that take a bit of engineering if you want them to mix. Stories like those of human rights advocate Xu Zhiyong, arrested for rallying citizens to demand pub
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It's all happening - Important DataHub Community Date  - blog post by Ross Jones ~ Open Data Hong Kong could use the DataHub as a repository for datasets 
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It's all 'open data' ~ granted there are nuanced differences but making these narrow distinctions may not be that useful for promoting understanding and eventual usage.  Here are the words for  'open data' I've come across:  
corporate open data
legislative open data 
open data
open government data
parliamentary open data
private open data
public open data
public sector data
public sector information 
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I had a meeting with Simon Wong, Legislative Council Head Public Information, and Sarah Choy, Legislative Council Chief Archivist.  We were going over my comments to the proposed Access to Information Policy (only for the records of the Legislative Council).   For some completely bizarre reason they have arranged 3 briefings - The Press, The Academics, The Public (I represented the HK public) which seems a bit odd.  We went over my comments in detail and Jimmy and Sarah were quite agitated that I had raised concerns on so many aspects of the policy.  I told them  the policy was written from the point of view of 'closed access' and it would be better to start again and write it from the perspective of 'open access' and then restrict access only when absolutely required.  I may have better simply thrown petrol on an open fire.  

This policy needs to be approved by the Legislative Council and it would be useful for people to write to their district or group Legco member to not approve this policy as it now stands.  It requires a major overhaul and rethink.  My comments to the documents can be found below.  

+Andy Yee +darcy christ +Charles Mok 
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Macau - Okazaki, Japan - Lausanne, Switzerland - Tokyo, Japan - Beijing, China - Palo Alto, CA - New York, NY - Chapel Hill, NC - Paris, France - Chartres, France - Columbia, SC - Summerville, SC - Glapthorne, United Kingdom - RAF Cranwell, United Kingdom - Valdosta, GA -
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American - middle-age well maybe just old is a better description at this point - lived in HK on and off since 1989 - I leave but I have to come back - mostly worked in knowledge, records, information managment.  Have lived in many places and am more amazed by how similar they are rather then how different.
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Survived 9 schools by the time I finished secondary; lived in Beijing when it had almost no automobiles; learned to ski well around 45
Education
  • Hong Kong Polytechnic University
    MSc Knowledge Management, 2008 - 2009
  • Aichi Center for Japanese Studies ~ Yamasa
    Japanese, 2007 - 2008
  • Cambridge U / British Council
    CETYL - English for young learners, 2007 - 2007
  • New York University
    Wagner School of Public Administration, 1987 - 1988
  • Lavarenne ecole de cusine
    Cooking, 1980 - 1980
  • University of South Carolina
    Anthropology, 1974 - 1979
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William George, 鮑偉霖