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Hackathon #AlimenData

On March 3 celebrate the International Day Open Data, participates in the Hackathon # AlimenData, in this opportunity seeks that the registered teams propose solutions such as visualizations, prototypes or other tools of the National Budget, especially the School Feeding Program (PAE ) of the Ministry of National Education. The challenges are aimed at: Identify and optimize How to identify the irregularities and / or opportunities of the School Feeding Program to optimize the control of public resources? Mobilization How to stimulate the interest of citizens, academia and media to participate in the control of the School Feeding Program? The Secretary of Transparency of the Presidency of the Republic, the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit, the Ministry of Information Technology and Communications and Open Knowledge Colombia will award the first place with a trip to Buenos Aires, Argentina in September to attend any of the open data events during this month: AbreLatam, ConDatos or the International Open Data Conference. Conoce cómo participar en: Aquí puedes ampliar la información y resolver tus inquietudes: 
image Colombia wins four positions in the Open Data Barometer ranking

Colombia wins four positions in the Open Data Barometer ranking

The World Wide Web Foundation released the results of the Open Data Barometer, a measurement that reached its fourth version in 2016. In this edition, 115 nations were measured, 23 more than the year immediately before and Colombia went from 28th place, with an overall result of 45.3, to the 24th position, with a result of 52. The Open Data Barometer is an indicator that aims to measure the prevalence and impact of open data initiatives around the world. It is led by the World Wide Web Foundation, in a collaborative work of the Open Data for Development (OD4D) network and with the support of the Omidyar Network. This indicator analyzes global trends and provides comparative data on countries and regions using an in-depth methodology that combines contextual data, technical assessments and secondary indicators. In addition to the maturity of the initiatives of each country, the impact of data in business, politics and civil society is evaluated. United Kingdom, Canada, France, the United States, Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the Netherlands lead the standings. In the region, Mexico (11), Uruguay (17), Brazil (18) and Colombia are the best located. The results in detail can be found at: