Yesterday, on january 19th, Swiss OpenData enthusiasts and activists have founded the OpenData.ch Association in Bern. It’s goal is to bring together citizens, journalists, designers and developers to realize ideas based on publicly available OpenData and OpenGovernmentData.
More about the goals and mindset of OpenData.ch can be found in the German-Only - Open Government Data for Switzerland Manifesto.
If you’re up to create something with OD, whether your a developer or not, reserve march 30th and 31st when the next Make.opendata.ch-Hackathon will be held. Need, some inspiration of what the first one was like? Checkout the great summary by datavisualization.ch or read my hackathon review.
Thrilled to start this new chapter with an amazingly diversified group of people.