Citizens’ Motivations for Engaging in Open Data Hackathons

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Abstract

Engaging citizens in open data hackathons provides opportunities for innovation and the generation of new services and products. This paper aims to explore the motivations of citizens who engage in open agriculture data hackathons. We conducted a case study and analyzed data collected from 161 participants of 11 farming hackathons held between 2016 and 2018 in the Netherlands. We found that participants of open agriculture data hackathons have different roles, including business developer, concept thinker, data analyst, data owner, developer, manager, marketer, problem owner, and student. Our analysis shows that citizens are predominantly motivated to engage in open agricultural data hackathons as part of their work. Furthermore, developers and problem owners are mainly motivated by fun and enjoyment. This indicates that it is important for open data policymakers and hackathon organizers to consider different approaches based on citizens’ roles when organizing open data hackathons. This paper contributes to the literature by providing insight in the motivations of citizens engaging in open agriculture data hackathons in comparison with hackathons in other sectors, and by mapping citizens’ roles to their motivations for engaging in such hackathons.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationElectronic Participation - 11th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2019, Proceedings
Subtitle of host publication11th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2019, San Benedetto Del Tronto, Italy, September 2–4, 2019, Proceedings
EditorsPanos Panagiotopoulos, Noella Edelmann, Peter Parycek, Thomas Lampoltshammer, Olivier Glassey, Gianluca Misuraca, Barbara Re
PublisherSpringer
Pages130-141
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-27397-2
ISBN (Print)9783030273965
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 26 Jul 2019
EventElectronic Participation - EGOV2019 – Joint conference EGOV-CeDEM-EPART 2019 - San Benedetto Del Tronto, Italy
Duration: 2 Sep 20194 Sep 2019

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume11686 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349

Conference

ConferenceElectronic Participation - EGOV2019 – Joint conference EGOV-CeDEM-EPART 2019
CountryItaly
CitySan Benedetto Del Tronto
Period2/09/194/09/19

Keywords

  • Agriculture
  • Citizen engagement
  • Hackathon
  • Open Government Data
  • Open data

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    Purwanto, A., Zuiderwijk-van Eijk, A., & Janssen, M. (2019). Citizens’ Motivations for Engaging in Open Data Hackathons. In P. Panagiotopoulos, N. Edelmann, P. Parycek, T. Lampoltshammer, O. Glassey, G. Misuraca, & B. Re (Eds.), Electronic Participation - 11th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2019, Proceedings: 11th IFIP WG 8.5 International Conference, ePart 2019, San Benedetto Del Tronto, Italy, September 2–4, 2019, Proceedings (pp. 130-141). (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); Vol. 11686 LNCS). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-27397-2_11