Since April I’ve been doing a few days a week working for aidinfo on the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). IATI provides an agreed open data standard to which organisations are publishing their aid data.
aidinfo are one of a number of supporters of the Development Data Challenge at The Guardian offices at the end of August. Co-ordinated by Mark Brough from Publish What You Fund, it promises to be a stimulating weekend of data wrangling and visualising.
Having spent the last few months getting up to speed on what people are doing in this area I’m really looking forward to seeing what people create over the two days.
The idea for the weekend of activities is to bring together hacks and hackers, developers and development experts, to answer interesting and difficult questions about international development – and in the process, demonstrate the value of the open aid data that is now being published.
There are still some places left for developers who want to take part in the hack weekend. You can also ask your own questions or set challenges for the Development Data Challenge.