[@OKFNau] BudgetAus becomes Open Local Project
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Thu Mar 20 22:27:14 UTC 2014
I have also been asked to moderate this list and become a topic volunteer for the OKFNAu, both of which I have agreed to (but am not yet set up as moderator).
Looks like a busy year!
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Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2014 10:34:07 +1100
From: andrew at openlocal.org.au
To: openaustralia-dev at googlegroups.com; okfn-au at lists.okfn.org; data-driven-journalism at lists.okfn.org; anna at openlocal.org.au
Subject: Re: [@OKFNau] BudgetAus becomes Open Local Project
Further to Rosie's
email, I just wanted to say how excited we are to have Rosie
join our team!
Open Local is a
non-profit organisation committed to helping create local
government area clusters of innovative individuals and
organisations who share ideas, information (data) and software
tools to co-design and develop community solutions.
Rosie is proof that
community members with a passion can learn to program and 'get
stuff done' with the benefit of Open Data and support from the
Open Data community.
With Rosie on our
team as a Developer and Community Manager, she will help build
community engagement with Open Data / Open Source projects not
only in her ongoing role as Project Lead for BudgetAus, but
also the other projects being developed through the
Collaboratory incubation program, including FixMyStreet.org.au.
Rosie has already got
some amazing plans on foot for BudgetAus, and we look forward
to being able to provide her with the support she deserves to
help decipher economic data and make it more immediately meaningful
to and actionable by the community.
We are also pleased
to have Anna Wondracz join our team as an Information and
Knowledge Manager. Anna has a background in secondary
teaching and is joining us from a nearby community college. Anna
will be completing her Masters of Information and Knowledge
Management in a few months and is looking forward to helping
communities collect and share their knowledge openly.
If you'd like to see
what Rosie, Anna and the other members of the team are up to
at Collaboratory Riverside in Parramatta, please drop us a
note and come by!
P 1300 832 337
M 0413 045 300
ABN 86 141 111 391
Rosie Williams wrote:
some exciting news! Andrew Perry has offered to auspice
BudgetAus as an initiative of the non-profit organisation,
Open Local. In addition to this (and to fund it), Andrew has
appointed me Community Manager/Developer for Open Local. Open
Local aims to support open data principles in general and
local community engagement. http://fixmystreet.org.au/ is another example
of the kind of initiative run under Open Local.
will be managing social startups in the Collaboratory co-work
space at the Parramatta office. We hope to raise funds from
government and other sources to continue open data projects
with the participation of volunteers as well as paid staff.
event of this nature will be on budget night where some keen
budget wonks will be volunteering their labour to input the
budget data manually to create a full set of data for public
use. Please get in touch if you would like to participate.
This will be a challenge but it will also be a great
opportunity to put the media spotlight on community engagement
with open data issues and issues of budget transparency.
On behalf of
BudgetAus I would like to thank Andrew for his support in
allowing this project to continue and for his investment in
the principles of open source and open data generally.
To find out
more information about Open Local visit http://www.openlocal.org.au/
Rosie Williams BA (Sociology)
Founder & Developer InfoAus.net
ABN 90 345 143 783
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