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The Chest Project – Call for ideas

CHEST (Collective enHanced Environment for Social Tasks) is a Collaborative project with support from the European Commission and since 31st January 2014 they’ve opened up a call for ideas. The aim of the project is to promote the development of  digital based innovations that have the potential to address key societal challenges. In addition to the […]

Apps for Dummies

Workshop Apps 4 Dummies Saturday, 22 March, 2014 – 10:30 to 12:30 Are you a proud citizen or fan of the City of Ghent with lots of ideas for digital applications but no background in programming or application development? This year you can create an app without that technical background. In less than a few […]

#ddays14 Apps for Europe Business Lounge

We’ve truly been inspired by the contestants during the Apps for Europe business lounge during the Data Days Conference. We had 5 participants with a solid business case and eventually we had a tie between Carambla en Data.be. Both will present their cases during the International Business Lounge in Manchester later this month. Thank you […]

Apps For Ghent IV DataDive: The Prequel

May the fourth be with you. Oh yes, the fourth edition of Apps For Ghent is right around the corner and to inspire the digital minds in Ghent, we’re organising a data-dive on the 11th of March. Datadive?  Don’t worry, you don’t need a wetsuit. The data owners providing the data for the Apps For […]

Media-hack-a-thon? A creative hackathon concept in Belgium.

We’ve blogged about a few hackathons before but this one deserves a separate category. So what is this mediahackathon? Simple, on saturday 15 March at 11 AM developers and creatives will gather at the Ancienne Belgique in Brussels for a 24 hour hackathon with different media sources and formats. The results will be shown live […]

Next saturday: Apps For Students

Next saturday on the 8th of March, SITE or ‘Student IT Entrepreneurs’ is organising the second edition of Apps for Students in Leuven. Good news for all hackathon enthousiasts because even non-students can join in on the event this year. And even better, it’s free with lunch, diner, good atmosphere and new experiences guaranteed. The […]

The Open Belgium conference picture show

This is our last blogpost dedicated to the Open Belgium conference on the 17th of February. Here’s a small selection of the pictures that were taken by Thomas Smolders during the conference. Thanks again to everyone for your attendance and we do hope to see you again next year. [easy-media med=”427,429,422,431,433,435,437,439,441,443,445,447,449,451,453,455,457,459″ col=”4″ align=”center”] Source: Thomas Smolders […]

A look back to the Open Belgium Conference 2014

Last monday, on the 17th of February 2014, the first edition of the Open Belgium Conference was held in the STAM Museum in the City of Ghent as part of the three day conference called DataDays. DataDays is an initiative organised by OKFN Belgium, Citadel on the move and LOLA to discuss the role and […]

The City of Antwerp releases 210 extra datasets on their Open Data Portal

Great news for all the developers, start-ups and development enthousiasts who use Open Data in their applications. Since yesterday, the 50 available datasets of the City of Antwerp have been expanded with no less than 210 fresh and new datasets. These new datasets are all about geodata and there is a lot of interesting data […]

Data Days goes social

As Openbelgium.be is a community website, the conference day has some social aspects we hold dear as well. We hope that all data-wranglers, local policy makers and open data experts alike get to meet each other and exchange their Open Data experiences. But the conference venue isn’t the only place where can you meet up, […]