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Ulrike Thalheim

Ulrike Thalheim
Open Data

My topics:

open data digital society codeforde wahlen elections data

My languages:

German English

My city:

Berlin

My country:

Germany

My bio:

Ulrike Thalheim is one of five Lab Leads of the OK Lab Berlin, a meeting place of Berlin’s Open Data Community. The OK Lab Berlin is one of over 25 Open Knowledge Labs in Germany, which are also known as "Code for Germany". Ulrike is particularly interested in publicly available election data, digital support for migrants and is committed to an open welcome culture in the tech community.

Ulrike's expertise can be requested on the following topics:
- Open Data and use cases in Germany
- Election data (current state and chances)
- Digital civil society engagement
- Digital refugee support
- User research together with refugees

A current focus of her volunteer work is on publicly available election data. Ulrike works to ensure that more open data on elections is published in more reliable and consistent formats.

Another focus of her work are digital support services for migrants, which she is researching on at iRights e.V. in the project „Die neuen Verbraucher“ („The new consumers“). The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Justice and Consumer Protection. In addition, Ulrike has volunteered in the area of Digital Refugee Support since 2015: on the one hand through the organization of the "Digital Refugee Lab Berlin", in which digital civil society projects could evolve, and on the other through the project metacollect, which is a database for integration projects, as well as providing an interface.

Ulrike Thalheim studied political and administrative science in Konstanz, Barcelona and Warsaw. In addition to the project on digital consumer protection information for refugees, Ulrike is conducting research at the think tank iRights.Lab on self-data-governance concepts for innovative data-driven projects as part of the accompanying research for the innovation fund mFUND of the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure.

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Bessere Wahldaten

Die Verfügbarkeit von Wahlergebnissen als Open Data ist nicht immer zufriedenstellend, obwohl Daten zu Wahlen u.a. die Grundlage für Forschung und Berichterstattung sind. Sie machen Wahlen verständlicher und transparenter.
Deshalb habe ich bei der Konferenz "Data and Politics Vol. 2" der Initiative D21 im Mai 2018 einen Vortrag zu Wahldaten gehalten und für mehr offene Daten und Standardisierung plädiert. Außerdem gab ich einen Überblick über Datenprojekte zur vergangenen Bundestagswahl.

Der Vortrag wurde leider nicht aufgezeichnet. Die Vortragsfolien sind hier zu finden: https://github.com/dataista/2017Wahldaten_Vortrag/blob/master/Wahldaten_20180524_d21_uthalheim_v2.pdf

This talk is in: German


Wer nicht fragt bleibt dumm – offene Wahldaten für Bürger

Radiointerview für detektor.fm zum Projekt der "Wahlsalons" 2017 bei Code for Germany.

This talk is in: German


Digitale Informationen für Geflüchtete gestalten

Durchführung eines Meet-ups bei der re:publica 2018 zu digitalen Informationsangeboten für geflüchtete Menschen, zusammen mit Israa Alsasa, Abdulrahman Hamdan und Hanka Holzapfel, im Zusammenhang mit dem Projekt "Die neuen Verbraucher" bei iRights e.V.




Open Data Use Cases



Presentation at the PyData Berlin conference in July 2017 on open data and projects of Code for Germany based on open data.

This talk is in: English