Tag Archives: egov

W3C Day in Spain: HTML5 and Government Linked Data

Every year, since 2006, the W3C Spain Office organizes W3C Day in Spain, an event on Web standards for the Spanish community. The 2012 edition, held in Granada, Andalusia, gathered together over 200 people for a couple of days. W3C Members are the protagonists of the event. All of them are invited to share their professional experiences, challenges, and thoughts taking part either in panels or giving talks. As in previous years, the event served as a forum to discuss common topics regarding standards, and Web technologies in general. The Open Web Platform was the cornerstone of the conference, complemented with a recurrent and interesting subject: Open Government Data, which is in the limelight at all levels of the Spanish public administration.

Improving access to Government through better use of the Web

It’s no secret that just as the web has revolutionized business, the media, and many other parts of our lives, it is also revolutionizing how governments and citizens interact, and how government provide services. But how to do it well is still something of a black art. This post looks at the opportunities the Web provides governments, the challenges, and the role of the W3C in helping to develop underlying, interoperable technologies with which to build these services.