Alex is an early adopter of Linux and Python. He worked in different SMEs always promoting Open Source software and contribution to the eco-system. Although mainly a developper and tech lead, he always participated in a lot of tasks: from marketing or scrum master to machine learning or system administration. He joined Open Food Facts 18 months ago, where he also participates in a wide variety of tasks on software and community animation.
Open Food Facts, the free food products database, celebrated its 10 years in 2022, with a brand new app, more than 2.5 millions products in its database, 200+ more reuses of the data, and first plan participation in impacting projects like the Nutri-Score and the Eco-Score. In this talk we will discuss running and developing this Open Data Common: what are the challenges at stake; how the project weaves together public at large, food manufacturers, re-using applications, scientists, public agencies, private foundations and the community of contributors; how we try hard to be as open and transparent as possible.
Prof. Dr Michael Granitzer has been the chair of data science at the University of Passau since 2017. His research interests are applied machine learning, web information retrieval and natural language processing. He has published over 190 mostly peer-reviewed works, including journal publications, book chapters and books in the above-mentioned fields. Currently he is coordinating the OpenWebSearch.eu project. For more details, see