In July 2013, Margo Thierry and Alex Corbi decided to leave their daily lifes in Berlin and travel around the world for one year. The purpose of this journey was to meet open knowledge activists and organisations, documenting their projects on a blog and organizing with them workshops promoting the benefits of Open Data.
In July 2013, Margo Thierry and Alex Corbi decided to leave their daily lives in Berlin and travel around the world for one year. The purpose of this journey was to meet open knowledge activists and organisations, documenting their projects on a blog and organizing with them workshops promoting the benefits of Open Data.
Back home, we continued reporting about the status of open knowledge activities worldwide with the help of a small but awesome team of international guest bloggers.
Besides blogging about open knowledge projects, we experienced Knowledge Sharing initiatives on first-hand. Our research took us through Europe, India, Asia and South America but we wrote about relevant projects in other parts of the world. Our friends at Open Knowlege published a series of guest blog post that summarize pretty well our exciting journey and the things we learnt across Europe, India, Asia, and South America.
Also, we published the outcomes of our journey in a co-signed research article entitled "Open Steps: A journey to discover and document Open Knowledge projects around the globe".
Since the beginning, we had the chance to meet a great number of amazing and hard-working people and organizations which we could learn a lot from. We consider them not only collaborators but many of them became good friends. We invite you to visit the links below and experience more about them:
Alex Corbi is currently focusing in doing freelance consulting and development work for Open Source projects in the areas of Open Data, Social Innovation and Civic Hacking. Enjoys collaborating with like-minded individuals and organizations using technology and data for good. Together with a group of Berlin-based visual artists, co-organises a regular artist talks event called Scope Sessions.
Margo Thierry has a big interest in Open Government which is closely linked to her educational background in European Politics (M.A.). After organising events on EU-Funds as Customer Relationship Manager, she currently helps governments, public administrations and other organisations conceiving and implementing eGovernment solutions. She is French, lives and works in Berlin, Germany, since 2009.