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Here I am; excited to take up the challenge at Open Knowledge Belgium

Yihaa, I’m very happy to have recently joined Open Knowledge Belgium as its new project coordinator. Being the successor of driving force Pieter-Jan won’t be an easy job, but I am looking forward to working together with the Open Knowledge community and its partners on bringing Open Knowledge and Open Data in Belgium, as part […]

A new challenge for me is a new opportunity for Open Knowledge Belgium

I remember it like yesterday, sitting in a bar to discuss joining Open Knowledge Belgium as a fulltime employee. I was a fresh off the boat social-media manager who believed in doing good through online community management. At the time I had no idea what Open Data was except for the Wikipedia short description, but […]

Introducing W4P, a crowdsourcing for open, social and local projects.

After 10 months of figuring what we need to build, building it and then testing it in real life situation we can now say: W4P is alive! Or at least in a solid bèta. You can find our presentation in English here: Interested in hearing this talk again and do you have a location and […]

Belgium in the Open Data Barometer: Half way through

Yesterday the World Wide Web Foundation has released the third edition of the Open Data Barometer. A collaborative research that covers 92 countries and ranks them by three key parameters: readiness (how prepared are governments regarding open data initiatives?), implementation (are governments putting their commitments into practice?) and impact (is open government data being used […]

Diplohack Datad(r)ive Webinar summary

This is the Diplohack Datad(r)ive Webinar Blogpost. About all that you saw (or didn’t) and more.   Diplohack Datad(r)ive Webinar from Open Knowledge Belgium on Vimeo. First and foremost, the webinar was recorded and is available in full on our vimeo. Check the description of the video to jump to the part that you want to […]

Introducing our crowdsourcing template and why we’re building it.

The crowdfunding market in Belgium is getting bigger every year and societal focused efforts are equally increasing, which we support with lots of enthusiasm. That’s why early 2014, iDROPS and Open Knowledge Belgium started to brainstorm on how we could potentially provide real added value in relation to more traditional crowdfunding channels. MEET W4P Finally […]

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 […]

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, […]

Welcome at our new office.

It’s official, after working at the iMinds Start-Up Garage for two years we moved out to look for something we could call our own in the center of Ghent. Earlier last month we released a blogpost asking for office-leads in Ghent. The search was trickier then we thought but the huge response on Twitter did […]

Open Knowledge is looking for a new headquarters in Ghent

HEAR HEAR, we’re looking for a new place! Since the founding of our official non-profit “Open Knowledge Foundation vzw/asbl”, back in 2012, we have been blessed to have have found refuge at iMinds in the iMinds Start-Up Garage. It enabled us to setup a member base, have an official domicile address and invite volunteers, even […]