Getting Involved

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Figure 3 Relations between the actors involved in the Open Data Hub.

The Open Data Hub team welcomes new partners and user to join the project. For this reason, a number of services are offered to help you getting in touch with the project and support you in case you want to either collaborate with the project or simply use the data made available.

The Open Data Hub team envisioned different possibilities to join the project, that are detailed in the remainder of this section, including–but not limited to–reporting bugs in the API or errors in the API output, making feature requests or suggestions for improvement, and even to participate in the development or supply new data to be shared through the Open Data Hub.

Figure 3 shows at a glance the services offered by the Open Data Hub together with the various roles that potential users can play within the Open Data Hub, according to their interest, expertise, skills, and knowledge.

Data Sharing

The Open Data Hub team helps you in various activities: give visibility to your data, identify both suitable, common formats, processing algorithms and licenses to share your data, and to use popular technologies known by application developers.

This service is suitable for Data Providers.

Data Access

The Open Data Hub team supports software development companies to access to real-time data, by making available to everyone a stable communication channel which uses a machine-readable protocol and an Open Data license, to ensure everybody can easily find all the available data.

This service is most suitable for Data Consumers and App developers.

Demo App Development

The Open Data Hub team collaborates with companies to design and develop Proof of Concepts and demo software, released under an Open Source License that use data offered by the Open Data Hub. All the software can then either be used as-is–to show and test its potentials, or as a guideline and inspiration to develop new digital products.

This service is suitable for Data Consumers, App developers, and companies interested in development built on top of the Open Data Hub.

Besides the tasks that you find below, you can also help the Open Data Hub project grow and improve by reporting bugs or asking for new features, by following the directions presented in the dedicated section below.

How to access

This section gives an overview of which tasks you can play when collaborating with the Open Data Hub project.

Depending on your interest on the Open Data Hub Project, we welcome your participation to the project in one of the roles that we have envisioned: User (Data Consumer), App developer, Core Hacker, and Data Provider. Below you can find out a list of tasks that belong to each of these roles; we believe that this list can help you understand which type of contribution you can give to the Open Data Hub project!

Bug reporting and feature requests

This section explains what to do in case you:

  1. have found an error or a bug in the APIs;

  2. like to suggest or require some enhancement for the APIs;

  3. have some requests about the datasets

  4. find typos or any error in this documentation repository;

  5. have an idea for some specific tutorial.

If your feedback is related to the Open Data Hub Core, including technical bugs or suggestions as well as requests about datasets (i.e. points 1. to 3. above), please insert your issues on the following website:

https://github.com/noi-techpark/bdp-core/issues

If your feedback is related to the Open Data Hub Documentation, please insert your issue on the following website, using the template that suits your needs:

Note

You need to have a valid github account to report issues and interact with the Open Data Hub team.

We keep track of your reports in our bug trackers, where you can also follow progress and comments of the Open Data Hub team members.