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Hack Day on EU Procurement data

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Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (CEST)

Hack Day on EU Procurement data

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Join us for a Pre-DataHarvest Hack Day when we open up the EU procurement register! 

- Which companies win the biggest contracts from governments?

- What kind of services does your city outsource - and to what contractors?

The European procurement register holds data from +750,000 contracts awarded by public agencies across the member states [1]. Many data journalism projects could be hidden here, so let's make the data more accessible. 

What's on for the Hack Day:

- Procurement data: We'll be building some of the work already done by opented.org [2]

- Publicbodies.org: Pull public bodies from procurement data  

- Farm subsidy data: Dive into a fresh batch of data from EU's largest spending programme [3]

If you're joining the Hack Day, you should also consider joining the DataHarvest on May 3-4. 

Thanks to Friedrich Lindenberg for help pushing the idea to the community and thanks to Joost Cassee for laying out some awesome groundwork scraping and parsing the TED-register. Also thanks to European Journalismfund for getting us set-up at the venue 

The Hack Day is organised by OpenSpending of the Open Knowledge Foundation and sponsored by Knight-Mozilla OpenNews.

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[1] http://ted.europa.eu/

[2] https://github.com/opented/opented 

[3] http://farmsubsidy.org/ 

Location: Erasmushogeschool, Brussels, Belgium
http://www.journalismfund.eu/venue

Have questions about Hack Day on EU Procurement data? Contact Open Knowledge

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Erasmus Hogeschool Brussel
70 Zespenningenstraat
1000 City of Brussels
Belgium

Thursday, May 2, 2013 from 9:30 AM to 5:30 PM (CEST)


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Open Knowledge

The Open Knowledge Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes open knowledge and #opendata projects around the world.

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