Ouvrir les données publiques, de façon libre et réutilisable pour plus de transparence, d'efficacité et d'innovation - c'est ça, l'Open Data.

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Register now for the Open Food Data Hackdays!

| 10. Jan 2018 | en Event, Food, hackathon, Lausanne | Aucun commentaire

The future of food concerns us all! Designers, engineers, farmers, entrepreneurs – and you!

Take the opportunity and sign up now for our next Open Food Data Hackdays on the 27th and 28th of January at EPFL in Lausanne (Register here and no worries, the price of the ticket will be reimbursed after the event) as well as on the 16th and 17th of February at alte Markthalle in Basel (Register here).

At our Hackdays individuals interested in data, food & innovation are brought together to jointly develop new solutions for a transparent, efficient, and fair food industry based on open food data.

During the Hackdays you get the chance to work with like-minded team members on a project idea you care about and have the support from Open Data right at your side. If you are selected as one of the most promising projects, you will be part of our incubation program for several months. Please visit food.opendata.ch for more information.

If you have any questions or feedback please get in contact with us via nikki.boehler@opendata.ch.

Get ready for the Open Tourism Data Hackdays!

On the 27. – 28. October 2017 we are hosting a hackathon in Arosa on the topic of innovation in and the future of tourism. More info in french is available on “Participez aux MAKE Open Tourism Data Hackdays”.

To get prepared, take a look through presentations from the last Opendata.ch conference, where the event was announced, notably the keynote by Pascal Jenny (@TDkonge) – Wie der Schweizer Bergtourismus von Open Data profitieren kann (PDF), and the Open Tourism & Transport Datatrack:

– Christian Trachsel: Herausforderungen, Ziele & Zukunft mit Open Data bei SBB
– Christian Helbling: Transport API
– Stefan Keller: Nutzung von OpenStreetMap für Tourismus und Transport1
– Andreas Liebrich: OpenData im Tourismus: (Un-)genutztes Potenzial bis à go go?

A couple of projects can already be found on the old make.opendata.ch wiki, and there is at least one interesting initiative to check out in the Open Knowledge and School of Data network: the Belgian Open Tourism working group.

We are working on preparing platforms and resources, and a workshop along the lines of what we did in January has been suggested. Please give me a shout if you’re interested in supporting or participating.

Condatos 2017 and Abrelatam: Latin American Open Data Conference

Until one month ago, I had the pleasure to work as a community manager for Opendata.ch, co-coordinating the “Business Innovation food.opendata” and supporting different food-related open data projects that came out of the Open Food Hackdays in February 2017. In the beginning of August, I changed the scenery. For the coming year, I’m going to be studying in Costa Rica in Central America, finishing my Master’s degree in Strategy and International Management. Living in this new context and in a new culture, I was very curious how the open data world would look like in this part of the world.

Two weeks ago, from August 23 to 25, 2017, I now had the chance to take part in the regional open data conference of Latin America, taking place in San José, Costa Rica. With this blog post, I would like to share with you the impressions I had and what the open data movement in Latin America is all about. In the following lines I will describe the various conversations with people from Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, and all the way down until Argentina.

Open Data in Latin America – A civil society movement

Latin America is a region that faces a lot of issues – ranging from corrupt governments to lack in infrastructure and services to large inequalities in income and wealth.

In times of digitalization, these inequalities become even bigger as the lack in infrastructure and resources leads to an inaccessibility to new technologies and education for many people in the region – widening ever more the gap between the more privileged and the poor.

In order to close this gap, various civil society organizations started to collect their own data with the help of citizens in order to visualize and get information about the problems existing in the different countries. Further, many journalists are switching to data journalism in order to discover irregularities within the processes of sometimes corrupt governments. Open Data also helps governments themselves to keep transparency and figure – avoiding the huge economic costs that corruption entails.

The Abrelatam and Condatos 2017 conferences were a gathering of around 300 civil society and data journalism practitioners from all over Latin America – including countries like Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Panama, Colombia, Peru, Brazil, Uruguay, Chile and Argentina – together forming a community to jointly address these issues.

Creativity is key

It was very impressive to see, with what professionality and creativity this conference was presented. The open data community in Latin America did a very good job in

However, not only the visual design of the conference was very appealing. The conference itself consisted of a very interesting mix between collaborative brainstorming in form of an unconference – Abrelatam – the day before the actual two days of conference, where participants could share their thoughts and concerns. The following days were between talks and interactive workshops, allowing people to simultaneously gain more knowledge and apply this directly in practice.

The issues talked about, the professional and creative presentation – especially in comparison to other events in Latin America – and a very motivated and inspired crowd made this gathering a very progressive and creative space where innovation actually could happen.

Open Data is a government priority

Who thinks that open data in Latin America is a minor movement that takes place at the periphery of society by a few geeks is very wrong.

Facing a lot of challenges innovative governments in Latin America have recognized that in order to solve the social issues they need the help of the civil society and it’s citizens. That governments have recognized the potential that lies in open data is maybe best materialized in the presence of the President of the Republic Costa Rica who was present in the closing ceremony of the conference where he hold a keynote speech.

In his words, there is a strong necessity for institutions to change and this can only take place in an interplay between governments, civil society and academia. Costa Rica actually started an initiative called “Gobierno Abierto” (Engl.: “Open Government”).

Also in the panel about fighting corruption with open data it become clear that many of the Latin American governments are honestly attempting to make administration processes more efficient and transparent through open data. The way to go however still remains very large.

Where is Open Data in Latin America going?

Finally, it is to say that open data is in a very interesting stage in Latin America. This in the sense that the collection and publication of data through citizens actually can contribute to detect and visualize and create new solutions for problems that exist through a lack of governmental and institutional voids.

Unfortunately, the role of businesses in this process hasn’t been discussed at large during this conference. Even though there were sessions on how to scale impact of open data initiatives and how to create business models, these were not merely targeted towards big corporations in the region. However, there seems to be a big potential for businesses especially in countries where there often exist a lack of basic government services.

Finally, it became very clear among all the participants that there is a need for a change in mindset within Latin America’s society in order to push the agenda of the open data movement further. The fact that governments are starting to take on the efforts of the open data movement seems promising, but it also becomes clear that the members of the conference are far from being a representative sample of the Latin American society. In this sense, open data has to be pushed even further and be made more inclusive for the region’s citizens.

All in all, I spent some very interesting days in San José where I met many very engaged and highly talented people pushing the open data agenda for Latin America further. As described, I personally think that this community consists over some very valuable skills in this region of the world to have a big influence and become a force for positive change – I will be very glad to follow this further.

By Florian Wieser, September 5, 2017, from San José, Costa Rica.

Open Data conference on June 27 in Lucerne!

Opendata.ch/2017 is Switzerland’s leading conference convened around the subject of Open Data, hosted by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and its initiative Data Worlds and Opendata.ch.

On June 27 in 2017, we are going to shape the national conversation among business executives, politicians, public officials, researchers, journalists and open data enthusiasts through a very diverse and dynamic program that includes subjects such as Open Smart Cities, Open Tourism & Transport Data, Open Science and Open Food Data as well as speakers such as Martin Vetterli, Simon Hodson, Sylke Gruhnwald and Peter Delfosse.
Together we will explore new frontiers and go beyond government, beyond the centers and into the personal space. Please find more information on the conference website Opendata.ch/2017
We thank our partners opendata.swissHasler StiftungSeantisnine.ch, Swissbib.ch and OpenDataSoft for their tremendous support in realising the Opendata.ch/2017 conference.


Le vendredi 19 mai 2017, notre membre du board Alexandre Cotting et l’Institut Informatique de gestion de la HES-SO Valais-Wallis organise un hackathon sur le thème de la pédagogie à Sierre.

Cet événement interdisciplinaire est un marathon de l’innovation d’une journée qui rassemblera pédagogues, informaticiens, designers et autres curieux de tout bord souhaitant collaborer à la production de prototypes d’outils et de services pédagogiques innovants.

Êtes-vous intéressé.e ? Cet événement est ouvert au public et la participation est gratuite. Cependant, pour des raisons d’organisation, les personnes intéressées sont priées de s’inscrire via le lien suivant : https://www.eventbrite.fr/e/billets-hackedu-32946269178.

Pour plus d’informations tu peux consulter notre site internet : www.hevs.ch/hackedu.

Nous nous faisons un plaisir de t’accueillir et d’échanger avec toi lors de ce Hackathon.

Vers une politique des données de la Confédération

La Suisse doit disposer d’une base légale cohérente concernant les données et leur gestion. Elle doit aussi se positionner comme un lieu attractif pour la création de valeur au moyen des données. Lors de sa séance d’aujourd’hui, le Conseil fédéral a donc défini des objectifs prioritaires et chargé l’administration fédérale de poser les premiers jalons d’une politique des données.

Lors d’une discussion, le Conseil fédéral a défini les objectifs prioritaires suivants pour une politique suisse des données cohérente et tournée vers l’avenir: renforcement de l’attractivité de la Suisse comme lieu de création de valeur au moyen de données, création de bases légales modernes pour la gestion des données, libre accès aux bases de données en tant que matières premières pour la société et l’économie numériques.
Le communiquée de presse est disponible ici.

Disponible sur opendata.swiss: le droit fédéral suisse dès 1948

Les Archives fédérales suisses viennent de mettre en ligne le Recueil systématique des lois et ordonnances et le Recueil officiel de 1948 à 1998 dans les trois langues officielles. Les deux recueils constituent une source juridique et historique majeure, car ils offrent une vue d’ensemble exhaustive de l’évolution du droit fédéral depuis le milieu du XXe siècle.

Organe de publication de tous les textes normatifs fédéraux mis en vigueur, le Recueil officiel (RO) comprend la Constitution fédérale, les lois fédérales, les arrêtés fédéraux, les ordonnances, les traités internationaux et les traités entre la Confédération et les cantons. Le RO paraît toutes les semaines ; pour les années 1948 à 1998, il comprend 2620 numéros et plus de 22 000 textes normatifs pour chaque langue officielle. Les éditions à partir de 1998 sont publiées sur le site Internet de la Chancellerie fédérale.

Le Recueil systématique des lois et ordonnances regroupe le droit fédéral en vigueur au 1er janvier 1948. Comprenant quinze volumes, il classe pour la première fois les actes législatifs par matière.

La plateforme publications-officielles.ch propose désormais les textes originaux des deux recueils au format PDF. Il est ainsi possible de trouver les différentes versions des textes normatifs et de retracer leur évolution. Les documents sont également disponibles sur la plateforme opendata.swiss au format XML permettant d’exploiter les données de manière informatisée et de les combiner avec d’autres informations.

Food Hackdays: pendant 24 heures, les hackers choisissent le menu

Les Open Food Hackdays du week-end dernier sont terminés mais c’est maintenant que cela devient vraiment concret : les prototypes les plus prometteurs vont pouvoir se développer grâce à la collaboration entre Opendata.ch et Engagement Migros.
Pendant les 24 heures du Food-Tech Hackdays, 200 développeurs et designers ont programmé des applications prometteuses à partir de données brutes sur les aliments, conçu des outils de visualisation accrocheurs, testé de nouvelles idées de produits et bien plus – voir communiqué de presse en annexe ainsi que https://twitter.com/hashtag/openfood.

Plus d’information sur l’événement, les projets et les lauréats sont disponibles dans le communiquée de presse

Bon anniversaire Opendata.ch!


Il y a 5 ans aujourd’hui, l’association Opendata.ch fut fondée par trois douzaines d’activistes. Nous aimerions remercier tous ceux qui ont participé à sa constitution. Et merci aussi à tous ceux qui nous ont supportés ou qui se sont joint à Opendata.ch entretemps.
Bon anniversaire à vous tous!

Opendata.ch/2017: June 27, 2017

Opendata.ch/2017 is Switzerland’s leading conference convened around the subject of Open Data, hosted by the Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts and Opendata.ch. On June 26 and 27 in 2017, we are going to shape the national conversation among business executives, politicians, public officials, researchers and open data enthusiasts through a very diverse and dynamic program that includes subjects such as Open Smart Cities, Open Transport Data, Open Food Data, Data Infrastructure and My Data/Personal Open Data.

An exceptionally rewarding program is waiting for you: High level speakers from Switzerland and abroad will entertain an audience of 400 people.

On June 27, the annual conference Opendata.ch/2017 will take place and have – as known from previous years’ experience – a lasting positive impact on the subject of Open Data in Switzerland.

The pre-conference on June 26 will address Open Government Data exponents from Germany, Austria, Lichtenstein & Switzerland. This convention will be followed by an evening-event called „Swiss Data Alliance“ and end in a relaxed atmosphere with an apéritif.

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