Welcome to CKAN Monthly Newsletter #3! Among the highlights, CKAN 3.0 Taskforce (a dedicated team that will work on CKAN 3.0) has been formed! The team starts with researching adding a capability to be working with graph databases to cover the gap we have for EU clients. Read on!
Welcome to the third edition of the CKAN Monthly Newsletter! Before we dive into the latest news and updates, let's take a moment to recap two highlights from our previous issue:
Last month we celebrated the release of CKAN 2.10, a major update bringing various new features and improvements such as CSRF protection to the frontend forms to protect against Cross-Site Request Forgery attacks, refactoring of the authentication logic to use Flask-login instead of repoze.who, signals support to allow subscriptor-based features in extensions, new CLI commands for API token management, and more.
Collaborative Vision: Open Discussions on CKAN's future and enhancements
In a series of open discussions on GitHub, the CKAN community collaboratively explores CKAN's vision and long-term goals, delving into more specific discussions based on the problem and technical hypotheses:
The team kicked off the first round of interviews as part of Phase I, during which they're gathering essential data to support the funding application for Phase II. You're invited to contribute by sharing your expertise with Robert Gradeck. To book a meeting, simply use Calendly - Book a meeting. Stay updated on the project by visiting the project website, where all relevant information will be posted. If you're new to the topic, you can start by reading more here.
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The aim of the UN World Data Forum is to spur data innovation, nurture partnerships, mobilize high-level political and financial support for data, and build a pathway to better data for sustainable development.
Format: In-person and online
When:24 to 27 April 2023 in Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province in China
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The 2023 CKAN Product Market Fit Survey is now open, and we need your valuable input! Take a few minutes to participate in the survey and make your voice heard. Together, we can create a future where data is more accessible, usable, and impactful.
In this blog post, we recap the enlightening discussion from our June 2023 CKAN Monthly Meetup, where Open Africa's lead, Emma Kisa, debunked myths about Africa's data scarcity and illuminated how her organization is harnessing the power of open data. Unravel how Open Africa, leveraging the robust capabilities of the CKAN platform, is liberating data from its physical confines and creating a unified, accessible repository.