I was fortunate to be invited to tutor at a Web Science and Big Data Analytics Summer School in Jakarta, Indonesia at the University of Indonesia. As part of the program, the British Council also organised a Web Science and Big Data Analytics Conference on Information Transparency and Digital Democracy.
3 groups of students worked on the Smart City theme and datasets I had prepared for the summer school with one of them eventually winning the top prize.
Here are the students presenting their initial ideas to Ramine and me.
And who can forget the daily 3h commute from UI (University of Indonesia) to the Pullman in central Jakarta.
The conference also generated a good interchange of ideas and was well represented by academics, government officials, the UN, entrepreneurs and MNC representatives.
Finally, we found the time at the end of the trip to pop by Singapore for a meeting with Prof Chua Tat-Seng at NUS and were pleasantly surprised that they had kindly prepared an office for Ramine.
Check out the program for the summer school:
And the British Council article on the conference: