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To say that 2020 was a big surprise for everyone around the globe would be a massive understatement. Like everyone else, my new year also started with a big bucket list of things I wanted to do and achieve, but little did I know that most of my plans will be crushed down by a global pandemic.

Staying locked down at home for most part of the year, especially when I had spent good parts of last 4 years travelling full-time as a consultant, wasn’t easy. For an ambivert like me who enjoys social interactions, albeit restricted to people I…


Towards the beginning of this year, I was putting together a list of resolutions (which I seldom commit to, I must admit). One of my personal goals for this year is to learn geo-mapping. This was inspired by my love for everything tech and data, and also by the amazing work of many people in this space I have come to know and befriend over the last couple of years.

So, around 2 months back, I finally began the first leg of this journey — starting small, learning one thing at a time and striving for continuous progress. This blog…


I was fortunate to get a chance to attend Digital Development Summit yesterday at SouthBank Centre London, all thanks to the awesome Suzie Gilbert. The summit was hosted by Institute of Development Studies in collaboration with the World Wide Web Foundation and Nesta with the support of the UK Department for International Development and the ESRC-DFID Impact Initiative.

The theme/topic of the summit was “Future of Work” and the question that everyone was working towards answering was “How can we ensure decent work for all in a rapidly digitising world?”.

The aim of the summit was to look at the…


This is the main conference report for International Open Data Conference 2016 that I attended earlier last month in Madrid. In case you missed the earlier blog around Open Cities Summit 2016, you can find it here.

International Open Data Conference is a meeting point of researchers, policy makers, designers and other related communities to understand, debate and shape the future of open data and how it would change the world around us (for better). This year, it was the 4th edition of the conference with the theme of “Global Goals, Local Impact”. I liked the fact that it was…


Earlier last month, I got an amazing opportunity to attend the International Open Data Conference in Madrid. As part of the conference, there was a pre-conference event called Open Cities Summit that aimed at understanding how cities and citizens are implementing open data solutions to improve the lives of city-dwellers. The speakers also covered sector-specific case studies around environment, inclusion, culture and other aspects that can be talked about in the context of Open Cities. This experience report covers my learning from the conference and certain pointers around Open Cities that you may find useful.

Before I start with the…

Devangana Khokhar

Lead Data Scientist @ThoughtWorks | Ex- @DataKindBLR | Author, Gephi Cookbook | Homo Analyticus | Traveller | Perpetual enthusiast | Responsible Data

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