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2015, our year in review

Since 2016 is approaching rapidly, we decided to look back on 2015. We collected a few highlights from 2015, some from the Belgian Open Data scene and some that were important to us, as Open Knowledge Belgium. Will you join us on our trip through 2015? We wish you a happy New Year and an […]

Belgian federal Open Data policy, a summary.

In July, we told you about the earnest plans of the federal government regarding Open Data. Today, we’re happy to share the federal Open Data policy. Here’s a short summary. Below the summary, we’ve linked to the original policies. We’re talking about data that governments collected during their activities, that has no privacy or intellectual […]

Datawijs, bridge between young people and open data

Open data is gaining more importance these days. Yet, a lot of young people don’t know what open data is, or how they can benefit from it. That’s where Datawijs comes in. It’s an interactive video series, that introduces teenagers and young adults to the concept of open data. The Belgian platform works with Klynt, […]

Apps4eu: a positive influence on the Open Data business scene

Last week, we attended the closing event of Apps for Europe in Berlin. Over the course of two days, we evaluated the project that encouraged creators of Open Data apps to turn their ideas into a viable business. Our conclusion? We consider Apps4EU a success, it definitely had a positive influence on the Open Data […]

Let’s talk Datawijs

For the past few weeks, we’ve been bombarding you with tweets about Datawijs. So, we thought it was time to shine some light on the Datawijs matter. In short, our new project aims to get youngsters, age 15-25, to know more about Open Data. Not only by telling them what Open Data is about, but […]

Sign up for Swackday, a thrilling hackday

Exciting news! The 25th of April, we’ll be organising Swackday. This hackday will focus on two subjects, being oSoc15 and Apps for Ghent. Everyone that could be an asset for the team, can take part. To top this all off, after the hackday, we’ll have a nerdy LAN party. Apps for Ghent and oSoc15 You […]

New intern at Open Knowledge Belgium

Hi, my name is Lara, and until June, I’m an intern at Open Knowledge Belgium. That’s pretty exciting, don’t you think? The main project I will be working on is open Summer of code 2015, a 3 week programme where Belgian students create cool and useful stuff for companies during, quite obviously, summer. Other than […]