[openspending-dev] Procurement Hack Day on May 2 in BXL
anders.pedersen at okfn.org
Wed Apr 10 19:12:52 UTC 2013
On May 2 we're organising a hack day in Brussels, where we'll work to
open up on the EU Procurement register .
Procurement data has a few possible direct linkages to spending data such as:
- Why do some big suppliers appear in contract data and not in
spending data (ie. no-bid contracts)?
- How can contract data fill blank spots when spending data is not
available (ie. publicly owned companies)?
Some work has already been done:
Raw data from scraping and (partial) parsing by Joost Cassee:
Repos from Open Interest hack days  in London in November:
A NodeJS scrapper to parse contract award winners and contract amounts
as well as a Python extractor for uncompressing html files.
Additionally some work was recently added on #opencontracting based on
data from UK, Columbia among others:
Glad to hear your thoughts and hope see some of you there!
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