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Hundreds of Hackers Celebrate Open Data Day (thenewstack.io) 21

An anonymous reader writes: Hundreds of different data-hacking events are being held around the globe this weekend to celebrate International Open Data Day. It's the fifth installment of an annual event promoting government data-sharing with a series of loosely joined hackathons, "to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments," according to the event's web site. "Data science is a team sport," says Megan Smith, the former Google executive turned U.S. CTO, who points out over 200,000 new federal data sets have been opened to the public since 2009 on Data.gov. Each hackathon will culminate with a demo or brainstorm proposal that can be shared with the other participating groups around the world.
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Hundreds of Hackers Celebrate Open Data Day

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  • I am curious to know when Slashdot will provide more transparency and openness regarding the data pertaining to the comment moderation here at Slashdot.

    Slashdot should show who moderated each and every comment that was moderated.

    Slashdot should show when the moderation took place.

    Slashdot should show how each comment was moderated.

    Slashdot should make bulk dumps of this data available for download, so we can build moderation abuse detection systems.

    • I am curious to know when Slashdot will provide more transparency and openness regarding the data pertaining to the comment moderation here at Slashdot.

      The observable universe is some 90-odd billion light years across and 13.7 billion years old, human history spans thousands of years, myriad cultures co-exist across the face of this planet along with the wide diversity of plant and animal life, and that's what you're curious about?

      so we can build moderation abuse detection systems.

      Abuse such as what? Are gangs of Russian criminals selling mod points on the black market?

    • There's disadvantages to de-anonymizing moderation, including exposing the system to new forms of abuse. People might be afraid to mod a controversial point, leading to more hivemind mentality. People might decide to punish those who mod the wrong politics or religion. People might decide to punish those who downmod them, using their alt accounts or friends. And for what benefit? Slashdot could (and probably does) run an analysis of mod abuse, slashdotters could design an algorithm to detect mod abuse witho

    • Oh, the ironing.

      I've personally moderated many of your idiotic posts over the past decade!

  • so says the current English language. crackers tried to be white, and then tried to be smart. fail.
  • I would expect at least 2^11 hackers participating.

  • into hundreds of hookers celebrate open data day. Not sure if I wanna go there or not

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