A week mostly spent working from home, in which I:

  • Readied 2 project proposals, one of which is already agreed but needed a bit of rephrasing.
  • Worked on the energy poverty open data project
  • Made a start on a new project
  • Did the invoicing for June
  • Discussed a possible joint European project
  • Did preparation for a project in Malaysia
  • Thought up some next steps for using open data for monitoring commercial zones, and for innovation subsidies for SME’s
  • Chaired a board meeting of the Open State Foundation
  • Had a board meeting of Open Nederland
  • Checked our camping gear for an upcoming trip

Mercería 2727, image by Gaelx, licens CC-BY-SA

With this week the first half of 2019 is now behind us.
A pretty regular week. It already is noticeable that clients are preparing / gearing down for summer, from now until end of August things will be likely a bit slower.

This week I

  • Had a session on the ethical aspects involved in a project on energy poverty
  • Facilitated an unconference on open government on our office rooftop
  • Did a prototyping session for the energy poverty project
  • Worked out some notes of a session on commercial zones and on subsidies for SME’s
  • Did the final preparations for an unconference celebrating 15 years of a professorate
  • Facilitated that unconference
  • Spent a lovely day in Utrecht with E and the little one
  • Followed some of the proceedings at the IndieWebSummit in Portland online

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(image by Amy Robertson, license CC-BY-ND)

A very busy week, in which I clocked almost 50 hours in 4 days. Luckily followed by 3 days of summery weather that I got to hang out with the little one (as E was working those days, we, except for today had an asynchronous week)

  • Did the preparations for a final discussion of a soon to start project in Malaysia with WB colleagues
  • Worked on an energy poverty open data project
  • Presented a pitch for that project, and processed the feedback on it
  • Prepared for two unconferences I am facilitating next week
  • Prepared and gave a session on the state open data in the Netherlands and current demands on the quality of data governance, for half a dozen provinces
  • Had an all-hands meeting with my company
  • As part of that did a session on information security, focused on username / password management
  • Created and gave a training session on the use of open data for integrity and anti-corruption

#25Animal number 25, by Amy Barney, license CC-BY

A jet-lagged week as it came at the end of travel.

  • Monday we spent enjoying Montréal before boarding for Amsterdam
  • Jetlag dominated the rest of the week
  • Had a conference call on hosted open date registries / portals and hosted open source solutions for government entities in general
  • Did preparatory work for facilitating an unconference to celebrate the 10th anniversary of a professorial chair
  • Did preparatory work for a new engagement in Malaysia, which 18 months after the first proposal seems to be coming to fruition finally
  • Worked on an open data project for a province, concerning industrial zones, innovation subsidies, circular economy, and energy poverty
  • Got offered an extended engagement more heavily focused on change management and digital transformation, which sounds very appealing
  • Blogged a lot, enabled by jet-lag apparently, and motivated by last week’s Crafting {:} a Life unconference. A range of drafts is still unpublished
  • Trying to find a good way of posting something here on the go, which likely involves less tech than letting go of what a posting is supposed to be to be called finished. Reading up on my list of permissions to self therefore.
  • Enjoyed a lazy unhurried Saturday with the family

24 oreimage by Gilberto Taccari, license CC-BY