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From the Blog

A specification for Budget Data: Introducing the Budget Data Package - As we descend into the buzz of the biggest week of the open calendar at OKFestival, the OpenSpending team wanted to quickly drop you a line about a piece of research we have been collaborating on together with the International Budget Partnership, Omidyar Network, and Google: a draft specification for budget data. As members of […]
Meet OpenSpending version 0.13.0 - This is going to be a slightly technical post (and has already been posted to the developer mailing list), but still it’s an important change so everyone is encouraged to read it. If you don’t understand something, then that’s just fine, it probably does not have anything to do with you and you can skip […]
Hackathon #ODD14 Barcelona - On Saturday, February 22, International OpenDataDay (ODD), opengov.cat coordinated a hackathon for the first time. It took place in the great working space Makers of Barcelona. A hackathon is a meeting of journalists, programmers, and developers to work on a specific project. There were about twenty people, and we suggested three challenges to make different […]
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