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Helsinki Loves Developers: MyHelsinki Open API
Helsinki has had great success in the field of tourism - did you know that the marketing of Helsinki is strongly based on the proposals from the local people? MyHelsinki.fi website is the main channel for marketing Helsinki. MyHelsinki.fi is maintained by Helsinki Marketing and the content is compiled by the local residents. The slogan for the website is ”Your local guide to Helsinki”. City of Helsinki is especially focused on developing digital services for the travellers. One of the most significant enablers for this development is definitely open data. Helsinki Marketing has just published the contents of the MyHelsinki.fi website as open data for anyone to use freely via open API (application programming interface) https://hri.fi/data/en_GB/dataset/myhelsinki-open-api-paikat-tapahtumat-ja-aktiviteetit . The API makes it possible to utilize the information regarding Helsinki in smart ways and for various purposes, and also in new services. MyHelsinki Open API has been developed together with several stakeholders such as Tencent, a big Chinese technology company. Tencent has been a pilot actor by developing Helsinki mini program into its WeChat application. This mini program retrieves up-to-date information about Helsinki via MyHelsinki Open API. During the development phase, relevant content from MyHelsinki.fi website has been translated also into Chinese. As a result the Helsinki information is now easily available for millions of Chinese users in their own language via the WeChat mini program. As the engine of Finnish tourism, Helsinki puts lots of effort in developing ideas to support the attractiveness of the city. MyHelsinki Open API provides a unique opportunity to utilize the content of MyHelsinki.fi website in smart ways and for various purposes. You can retrieve information about hundreds of attractions and other places including the location information and opening hours. But how to access this information in practice and where to use it? And how to develop this API or its content further? Welcome to Helsinki Loves Developers meetup on Thursday 13th December 2018 between 3-6 pm to learn more about the MyHelsinki Open API and open data! This event will be organized at the Helsinki City Museum (Aleksanterinkatu 16). PROGRAM: 15.00 Welcome, Tanja Lahti 15.10 MyHelsinki.fi website, Jenny Taipale 15.30 MyHelsinki Open API, Joonas Kaijala 15.50 Case WeChat Helsinki mini program, Joonas Kaijala 16.15 Break 16.30 Co-operation experiences: Futurice, Heikki Heiskanen, developer 17.00 Workshop 17.55 End of the event This event is open for everyone and free of charge. The event will be held in Finnish but some presentations and discussions can also be held partly in English if needed. This event is also at Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/176559386618950/ Welcome! ------------------------ Tämä tilaisuus on kaikille avoin ja maksuton. Tilaisuus järjestetään lähtökohtaisesti suomeksi, mutta tarpeen mukaan esittelyjä ja keskusteluja voidaan käydä myös englanniksi. Tervetuloa!

Helsinki City Museum

Aleksanterinkatu 16 · Helsinki

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