Listen to a ‘live’ GovCampus recording to celebrate the first anniversary of the re-booted data.gov.au portal. Hosted by John Wells, the podcast conversation features (pictured below from left-to-right):
- John Sheridan, Australian Government Chief Technology Officer
- Pia Waugh, Director Coordination and Gov 2.0, Australian Government Department of Finance
During the podcast recording John and Pia were joined remotely by international special guests:
- Prof Sir Nigel Shadbolt, co-founder Open Data Institute, UK
- Jacques Mailloux, CIO, Elections Canada / #OGT14 Ottawa champion
- Richard Pietro, host, Open Government Tour 2014 (#OGT14), Canada
This event was recorded in front of a live audience as part of Australia’s national Innovation Month in 2014 convened by the Canberra-based Public Sector Innovation Network.
A downloadable MP3 version of this podcast is available at https://soundcloud.com/govcampus/datagovau20
About the Australian Government’s data.gov.au portal
Data.gov.au provides an easy way to find, access and reuse public datasets from Government. The main purpose of the site is to encourage public access to and reuse of government data by providing it in useful formats under open licences. It was created following the Government’s Declaration of Open Government and response to the Government 2.0 Taskforce Report.
The purpose of this online service is to encourage public access to and reuse of government data by providing it in useful formats and under open licences.
data.gov.au was originally launched in 2010. In subsequent years open data technologies matured rapidly leading to a relaunched in 2013 using best of breed technologies and techniques adapted from data.gov.uk and around the world. The new platform (CKAN) has proven to be extremely flexible, scalable, extendable, easy for data custodians to publish data and easy for the community to discover, reuse and visualise government data. More on the state of open data in Australia can be found at http://data.gov.au