Blogs

FEB 26

International Open Data Day 2016: PublicBodies Datathon

Event Details: Date: 5th March 2016, Saturday Venue: Nepal Engineers’ Association, Pulchowk, Lalitpur For Registration, please fill Google form and we will notify you with more details in 3rd March 2016, Thursday.  Please contact Mr. Roshan Gautam (roosan.gm@gmail.com) and Mr. Shubham Ghimire (shubhamghimire1996@gmail.com) for more information. What is Open Data Day? Open Data Day is a global

Nikesh Balami
JAN 8

Open Data goes local in Nepal: Findings of Nepal Open Data Index 2015

The Local Open Data Index Nepal 2015 is a crowdsourced survey that examines the availability of Open Data at city level. The survey was conducted for the second time in Nepal by Open Knowledge Nepal. See our previous post that announced the local index here. Background For the decentralization of power from central authority to

Nikesh Balami
DEC 15

Nepal Open Data Index 2015

Nepal Open Data Index measures the openness of key data published by Nepal Government’s local bodies, Metropolitan City Offices, Sub-metropolitan City Offices, District Development Committees (DDC), Village Development Committees (VDC) etc. The main reason of running Nepal Open Data Index 2015 is to measure and monitor the state of open data across the local cities

Nikesh Balami
DEC 10

Global Open Data Index 2015 is live now – Nepal ranked #61 this year

Open Knowledge International has published the Global Open Data Index 2015, showing that countries outside of Europe, the US & Canada have made some impressive gains in releasing key data. However, progress remains slow for most governments, who are still not providing key information in an accessible formats to be used, without restriction, by their

Nikesh Balami
DEC 6

Highlighting the importance of Open Access & Open Research here at Nepal

Due to the ongoing crisis situation and political instability of the country, we were unable to celebrate Open Access Week 2015 like past years. so, because of this reason we planned to organize Open Access Workshop in collaboration with Open Access Nepal. The aim of an workshop was to discuss the importance of open access

Nikesh Balami
NOV 30

Open Access Workshop

Basic Information: Theme: Open Access Research for Students Date: 4th December 2015 Venue: Deerwalk Institute of Technology, Tamreshwore Mahadevsthan, Jayabageshwori, Kathmandu. Time: 10:00 AM – 02:00 PM For Registration: Please contact “Roshan Gautam” <roosan.gm@gmail.com> Workshop Introduction The workshop, first of its kind will be collaboratively organized by Open Knowledge Nepal (OKN) and Open Access Nepal

Nikesh Balami
SEP 27

In memory of Michael Bauer

Reblogged from School of Data Blog, licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike v3.0 License   “It was with great sadness that we learned last week that we had lost one of our greats. Michael Bauer passed away suddenly on 13th September 2015 while running the Wachau half marathon. In this post, the School of Data team

Nikesh Balami
JUL 9

People needs all kinds of Data for Innovation: 2nd Data Hackers Meetup

Recently formed Developer Nepal (DN): Data Hackers Group organized their second edition of Data Meetup on the date of 8th July 2015 at Parewa Labs, Kupondole, Nepal. The main aim of the meetup and the group was to bring Data Hackers “Who plays lot’s on different kinds of Data and Programming Languages like Python &

Nikesh Balami
JUN 17

How Open Map Data is Helping Save Lives in Nepal

Reblogged form School Of Data Blog, Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike v3.0 My name is Nirab Pudasaini, and I am a new School of Data fellow from Nepal. Just 5 days after the beginning of my fellowship, a devastating earthquake of magnitude 7.9 hit my country. It was on April 25th. As of May 30

Nikesh Balami