January - April 2013
OPEN DATA PLAN
Following a year of raising awareness within public organisations and the local government,the Apps4Amsterdam initiative (http://www.appsforamsterdam.nl/) is moving to the nextlevel. Beyond hackathons and contests, the Open Data initiative focuses on the communityand wants to stimulate demand on the developers’ side. The plan aims to create a blueprintfor doing business and being successful with Open Data.Appsterdam is participating in a joint venture with AIM and Waag Society to leverage theOpen Data dialogue and support developers and products that are using and/or combiningOpen Data meaningfully. Appsterdam’s mission is to create momentum and focus on two orthree existing use cases to bring them to greatness.
WHAT CAN COME OUT OF A SUCCESSFUL PLAN
•an App based on Open Data with (the outlook on) a positive business case•an API based on Open Data with (the outlook on) a positive business case•Open Data licenses with (the outlook on) a positive business case•a company that develops or consults on apps / API’s / licenses based on Open Data with(the outlook on) a positive business case
APPSTERDAM AS A CATALYST
Appsterdam will give access to the social and support infrastructure that it has built.1.
Weekly Wednesday Lunchtime Lectures (WWLL) :Every month Appsterdam will invite one speaker to give a lecture on Open Data.2. Facilitate Open Data dialogue within the Appsterdam events:Invite our members to relate and exchange ideas with other software developmentprofessionals.(I)Meet and learn from other people that are using Open Data (Meeten & Drinken,Open Space)(II)Showcase of the use case (Pitch Club)(III)Share the use case with the community and create a forum for discussion andimprovement3. Guru sessions in the context of the Genius Grants:Appsterdam is the host for many acclaimed personalities from around the world who createworkshops with exercises and take-away material for the participants. Appsterdam will invite3 gurus that will give hand-on sessions on related issues around building and designing apps.4.
Mentoring and advise:A member of the Appsterdam community will follow up closely the development of theuse cases and their technical implementation.
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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