[okfn-be] Idea for Open Belgium 2015 - data portal for Namur

Philippe Duchesne pduchesne at gmail.com
Wed Nov 19 14:53:04 UTC 2014

Hi Pieter,

First people coming to my mind are some of the organizers of the KIKK
conference (yearly digital creative conf in Namur), who probably have
pointers. I'll  try to reach some of them.
Also, the Café Numérique Namur group (www.cafenumerique.org/namur).


On Wed, Nov 19, 2014 at 3:43 PM, Pieter Colpaert <pieter.colpaert at okfn.org>

> Hi all,
> The 23d of February, we are doing the second edition of the Open Belgium
> conference, and this time we are doing it in the city of Namur. This causes
> some difficulties: the main organisation of the conference (Pieter-Jan
> Pauwels and the session organisers), have no feeling with the city of
> Namur. What we would like to do however is to make our conference have an
> impact on the ville de Namur and make sure we all get to know the ville de
> Namur a little better:
> We would like to launch a simple data portal for the ville de Namur and
> make sure people can start building on top of this API to build useful
> apps. After the conference, we hope the ville de Namur wants to keep this
> data portal online and take over the maintenance of the website.
> Some questions to you:
>  * Are there people who actually do know people at the ville de Namur and
> can bring us in touch with people concerning e.g., digital innovation,
> smart cities, e-government, data/information management, geo strategy... ?
>  * Do you have a dataset (e.g., trash pick-up schedule, bus stops,
> statistics, etc) about the ville de Namur? Do you want to contribute it to
> the portal? It's easy: provide us with a CSV, XML or JSON file (if the data
> is in a PDF, you can also contribute by extracting the data from the PDF
> and delivering a CSV!)
>  * Does someone want to contribute with code? We could organise a
> hackathon to hack together an even nicer looking data portal for the ville
> de Namur in Namur somewhere in December/January and launch it at the
> conference.
> Oh yes, if you would have an idea yourself for the conference, please do
> reply! We will launch the website next week, so more information coming
> soon :)
> Kind regards,
> Pieter
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