Helsingin Sanomat promises open “vaalikone”

Great news from Helsingin Sanomat, Finland’s leading news paper. In my previous post I scraped the voting advice application (vaalikone) of Kepa and complained that the data from these applications almost never is distributed publicly. This has now changed as HS promise to publish the full dataset behind their application this year in the name of open data and data journalism. That hopefully means all the answers given by the candidates will downloadable in an accessible format.

Their voting advice application will open later this month and in mid-March HS will arrange a hacks and hackers style workshop will discuss how the data from the application could be used. I hope I’ll be able to attend that event.

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