Bigger cities than Montevideo seems to have a vibrant community around open data and transparency. People meet to discuss how to help the process of transparency in governments, how to look for data or to hack on new projects. Uruguay had a early quite good freedom of information law (that just changed last year to make it more restricted) and a good open data group in Montevideo’s local government that push to publish interesting public data sets. From DATA we want o create spaces to discuss, look at projects around the world and hack together on local tools and data analysis. We started on February to organize a monthly meetup. The registration and news is at the meetup’s website.
Some of the stuff we talked about in February are:
- uruguay https://catalogodatos.gub.uy/
- buenos aires http://data.buenosaires.gob.ar/
- latinoamerica http://www.opendatalatinoamerica.org/
- world’s bank data http://data.worldbank.org/