[openspending-dev] Procurement Hack Day on May 2 in BXL

Anders Pedersen 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 [1].

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 [2] in London in November:
* https://github.com/opented
* https://github.com/rgrp/opented
A NodeJS scrapper to parse contract award winners and contract amounts
as well as a Python extractor for uncompressing html files.
* https://github.com/miha-stopar/sandbox

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!


[1] http://procurement-hack.eventbrite.com/#
[2] http://okfnlabs.org/events/hackdays/lobbying.html

Anders Pedersen
Community Coordinator
Open Knowledge Foundation
Twitter: @anpe
Skype: anpehej

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