The power of open data: lessons from a pandemic data tracker

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Lecturer: Maja Založnik, PhD, Sledilnik & IMAD, Slovenia

In this lecture Maja will examine the critical intersection of open data and social impact. Drawing from her experience of developing an award-winning covid data tracker, she will delve into the importance of open data in public policy, while highlighting the crucial role of data quality. From identifying the gaps in the government’s efforts to sourcing the data through various means from partnerships with relevant institutions to good olweb-scraping, you’ll get the inside scoop on the glamorous life of a data janitor, the art of crisis-time data diplomacy, and the tragedy of wasted data. The lecture will also explore the power of data visualisation, a key factor in making data come to life. 

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