Philip Heltweg is a doctoral student with the Professorship of Open Source Software at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, interested in open collaboration on data.
Open data could be a source of innovation, democratic access to information and collective action. However, it often contains errors, is unstructured or otherwise hard to use. Working with open data poses high technical barriers to entry, excluding a large amount of potential users. We explore how we can make open data easier to use for everybody - by collaboratively improving it ourselves.