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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 […]
historiasdegasto.org is born to explore public expenditure in Spanish - It was bound to happen in an organization such as the Open Knowledge Foundation. People who have never met face to face have been working to adapt the successful project spendingstories.org to Spanish. The API collects and compares episodes of public expenditure which are often surprising for the general public. Members of okfn.es, openkratio.org, and […]
Help us keep the EU farm subsidies open and accessible - This is a post by Stefan Wehrmeyer and Anders Pedersen. Last year OpenSpending engaged in a partnership with FarmSubsidy.org to publish the data on payments for recipients of EU farm subsidies, officially known as the EU Common Agricultural Policy. EUR 50 bn. a year are paid in farm subsidies Most of the farm subsidies are […]