Reprex Open Data Day 2021

Abstract

The Reprex Open Data Day 2021 will be two informal conversations based on a series of run up introductory blogposts, tutorial, interviews centered around two themes. 1. Open collaboration in business, policy and science and 2. Scaling up open collaboration: making small organizations competitive with big tech in the big data era. Our case study will be based around the International Open Data Day 2021 themes, i.e. environmental, sustainability, public spending and data mapping.

Date
2021-03-06 15:30 — 17:00
Location
Online

Open Data Day is an annual celebration of open data all over the world. It is an opportunity to show the benefits of open data and encourage the adoption of open data policies in government, business, and civil society. Reprex is a start-up that utilizes open data with open-source reproducible research: please challenge us with your data requests and participate in our web events.

The Reprex Open Data Day 2021 will be two informal conversations based on a series of run up introductory blogposts centered around two themes. Because important guests became ill in the last days, we are going to consolidate the two talks into one with less structure. We want to create an informal, inclusive, collaborative online event on International Open Data Day 2021. Please, grab a tea, coffee, or even a beer, and join us for an informal conversation. We hope that we will finish the afternoon with ideas on new, open-data driven collaborations.

9.30 EST / 15.30 CET: Open collaboration in business, policy and science. Creating evidence-based policy, business strategy or scientific research with small contributions with independent components with incentives. Short introduction with examples: joining environmental sensory data and public opinion data on maps; creating harmonized datasets across the Arab world. Survey harmonization, mapping, data products. Scaling up open collaboration: making small organizations competitive with big tech in the big data era. Data sharing, data pooling, data altruism and observatories. The new European trustworthy AI and data governance agenda.

You can click through a short presentation to familiarize yourself with our topics.

See you here.

Case studies:

  1. We are connecting raw survey data about Climate Awareness in Eurobarometer surveys. Here is the reproduction code (intermediate to advanced R needed.) You should use the development version of our retroharmonize package at github.com/antaldaniel/retroharmonize

  2. We are tracking changes in the boundaries of provinces, states, counties, parishes with our regions open source software – reproduction code here. You will need our regions package which is available on CRAN or in the rOpenGov GitHub repo.

  3. We will talk about how to join this with air pollution data and put it on the map with Milos Popovic, who prepared this nice choropleth animation.

Milos Popovic’s maps made from the case study.

  1. We will discuss data observatories (permanent data collection programs), open collaboration (open-source inspired way of cooperation among small and large independent actors) and data altruism.

Any questions: send Daniel a message on Keybase, Whatsapp or email.

Daniel Antal
Daniel Antal
Co-founder

My research interests include reproducible social science, economics and finance.