OpenDataHK second Hackathon – join us

Happy New Year 2014! 新年快樂! 🙂 My first post of 2014 at my blog sammy.hk is introducing a local open data event.

OpenDataHK is calling for participating of their 2nd hackathon now – OpenDataHK.make.02 will be hosted at The Good Lab on January 25-26 2014 (weekend), and catalyst night as pre-event meetup will be hosted at same venue on January 22 (Wedensday). No matter you are developer, journalists, citizens, you are all welcome to hack the open data, and share your ideas how should open data help to make your life better. To cover the venue cost, participants will be charged $60 and get your make.02 ticket (registration) at evertbrite asap.

I will bring my hk0weather and weather-related open data topics to catalyst night and make.02. Hacking open air pollution data is another interesting topic. Anyone who are interested to local and global open weather data or open air pollution data should join me. 🙂

OpenDataHK 現正邀請大家參加第二次 hackathon,OpenData.make.02 將於 2014 年 1 月 25-26 日 (週六、週日) 在 The Good Lab 好單位舉行。而 hackathon 前幾日 – 1 月 22日 (星期三),也會在 Good Lab 舉行 catalyst night 作為 pre-event meetup。不論你係 developers、journalists 或市民,你也歡迎來 hack 下 open data,分享你既 idea,點樣可以透過 open data 來改善你的生活。為了 cover 場地成本,每位參加者需付 $60,大家盡快到 eventbrite 報名拎張 make.02 入場票啊。

我也會帶我的 hk0weather 和氣象相關的開放資料題目來 catalyst night 和 make.02。我也有興趣hack開放空氣污染資料。任何朋友對開放本地及全球氣象氣象資料或開放空氣污染資料有興趣既都可以 join 我啊。 🙂

Introduction of g0v.tw at OpenDataHK.meet.12

Sammy @ OpenDataHK.meet.12

OpenDataHK.meet.12 was hosted at The Good Lab on 12/12.

I checked out that Guy’s idea to create a website opengov.hk for every member of the public to easily make requests under the code to the Government, and for all responses to be public.

g0v.tw is a good example from Taiwan, which is a open data & open source community. As content on their web site are all Chinese, but most of OpenDataHK folks are foreigners, so OpenDataHK folks doesn’t know g0v.tw. Therefore, I asked for any available slot for a lightning talk, and thanks Mart and Bastien to help.

In my lightning talk for few minutes, I introduced some g0v.tw projects, and what am I doing which will help to create Hong Kong forks of g0v. And lastly I promote MaD 2014 in Hong Kong and a meetup with one of g0v.tw co-founder clkao.

Use of Open Data in Hong Kong (investHK StartmeUp 2013)

Sammy @ investHK StartmeUp 2013
Sammy @ investHK StartmeUp 2013

I presented Use of Open Data in Hong Kong at Incu-Lab investHK startmeup talk series last night. Thanks for invitation from Incu-Lab, Incu-Lab organizers and audiences of my talk raised questions and opinions of open data, which is the purpose why do I and Incu-Lab organize a open data talk at startmeup.

My presentation slides was updated from previous open data and open source talks this year in Hong Kong and Asia, so it is my 5th presentation on this topic with similar slides. For this presentation, I added some recent changes I found, I added few pages to summaries Data.One project of HK government OGCIO, and also metioned open data part of Digital21 public consultation document.