Cities across Europe opening their data

Culture and transport are the first applications using public open data resources. The first Open Knowledge Festival in September 2012 attracted one thousand open data enthusiasts to Helsinki, Finland. Many of them used a priceless assistant while navigating in an unfamiliar city. Already in 2009, H...

Hackathon? How about eight!

The Open Knowledge Festival taking place in Helsinki in mid September 2012 features eight free hackathons. Ranging from designing and building a functional news application from open government data to creating new ideas for making aid and development data more accessible, most hackathons have limit...

Open Knowledge Festival - are you going?

The Open Knowledge Festival, 17th - 22nd September 2012, is a bold experiment in international collaborative event organising, with topics from open democracy and government data to open and smart cities to open business and corporate data to open design and open hardware to data journalism. You can...

Apps4Finland Wants Your App

The Apps4Finland competition is still open for ideas and functional web applications, widgets, mashups, mobile apps and other digital utilities that use public data. Submission period closes 28 October 2012 at 3pm. Last year's winner apps ranged from a one button parking payment application to a dat...

HRI 2012 - Not just open, but useful data

Helsinki Region Infoshare has been up and running for just over two years and it is slowly becoming better known to citizens and data enthusiasts alike. In order for the open data community to flourish, a fruitful ecosystem is needed: algorithm connoisseurs, app enthusiasts, tools, companies and a l...

The Helsinki Region Infoshare website is open!

This website gives you information about Helsinki Region Infoshare and open data in general. Hope you find it useful, enjoy!

Apps4Finland 2010 winners are chosen!

The Apps4Finland 2010 judging is now done! The winners were awarded at the MindTrek conference in Tampere on 7 October with prices totalling 13 000 euros. Here's the list of them. Winners of the Implementation category (Agencies): DataSuomi Tässä.fi Winners of the Implementation...

Apps4Finland 2010 competition – finalists are now chosen, give your vote!

The Apps4Finland 2010 judging is on its way. The winners are chosen among the 13 finalists. However, you can still vote for your favorite, just do it before 6 October 2010! The competition culminates in awards totalling 13 000 euros which will be presented at the MindTrek conference in Tampere on 7...