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Open data community related developers are often seen as “App Factory”, a community of talented developers interested in designing and implementing open data driven or enhanced applications and services. Unfortunately this is how too many see the role of community. Based on my experiences in different developer communities this is not the case. Apps are just the tip of the iceberg at least in open data. Current situation in Finland [...]

We moved from manufacture based economy, through services to a data or information based economy and API strategy is key enabler of that economy. In this emerging economy information is currency. Cities across the world are opening data for others to consume. Often the starting point is to provide spreadsheets (files) as open data. Spreadsheets might contain economical information, statistics and other easy to list information about some geographical area. [...]

I’ve never implemented RESTful web application programming interface (API) before. I have some years of experience with Ruby on Rails and  in that world it’s always about Restful and routes. With that experience I took the  challenge of building API with PHP. Selecting PHP was dictated by the server environment. It did not have Rails and I’m less familiar with Python. So it seemed that this summer vacation lessons-learnt would [...]

For the past few months I’ve had discussions with around two dozens of people who are engaged in building Open Data movement in Finland. Those people represent Open Knowledge Foundation Finland, Helsinki Region Inforshare, FORGE Service Lab, Ministry of Finance, ForumVirium, Finnish Tax Administration, State Treasury and Ministry of Transport and Communication to mention a few. Missing big picture During those discussions I found it a bit disturbing that the big picture [...]

Finland is in the middle of Open Data boom. Helsinki region started opening data about 2 years ago, now other cities are following the example. There has probably been some attempts in opening data even before, but now the approach is more coherent and structured. Besides time seems to be ‘ripe’ for Open Data boom in Finland. Government has initiated national open data catalogue project this year and we can [...]

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    Developer community can be more than App Factory

    Open data community related developers are often seen as “App Factory”, a community of talented developers interested in designing and implementing open data driven or enhanced applications and services. Unfortunately this is how too many see the role of community. Based on my experiences in different developer communities this is not the case. Apps are just the tip of the iceberg at least in open data. Current situation in Finland [...]

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    We create communities!

    You want to take your business in Open Source? We can help you in that. We have helped several communities to foster: MeeGo Network Finland, Mer community, Lean Startup Tampere . In other words, we have strong foothold in hacker culture. Our staff established hackerspace in Tampere, Finland. Starting Communities Sometimes is makes sense to build community around your products or ideas. Both are possible, but have different grounds, but [...]

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