Paris node news: January 2014
100 people came to the event to help us kick off ODI Paris on November 18 at Numa, Paris' center of digital creativity. After an introduction to the ODI and its network of nodes, we held a fireside chat on "Beyond Transparency: Intersecting Perspectives from France and the US" with Kat Borlongan, (co-founder of Five by Five/ODI Paris), Mick Thompson (Engineer-in-residence, Code for America), Ian Kalin (Open Data Director, Socrata) and Romain Lacombe (Head of Innovation, Etalab). More details here.
ODI Paris is teamed up with the Noun Project and La Fonderie to give Open Data its own graphic symbols. IconLocal Paris is a one-day workshop where participants sketch ideas and concepts and refine them either on-site or later from their homes or design studios. Because symbols are meant to guide the public, we believe that it’s important to involve the public in the design process to ensure that new symbols have the highest level of user comprehension. Graphic designers, city staffers, technologists or people who read about open data in the news for the first time that week were all there to join us. No superpowers needed. More details here.
ODI Paris' Legal Working Group will be convening to finalize the beta version of the French ODCs. Headed by Chloé Bonnet, co-founder of Five by Five/ODI Paris, The group consists of legal specialists from both government and civil society.
As a member of the Ministry of Health's commission for open data, Kat will be contributing to an international benchmark study of open data in the health sector.
ODI Paris and Mozilla will be putting together a meetup "Regards Croises : Open Data, Open Source" on January 29 at the Mozilla Europe Headquarters.