openfood.ch is one of the several data sources we encourage people to use at the event. We looked into their public API and created a Data Package from one of the queries. This can make it easier for developers to get started, as they can immediately download and play with exports in Simple Data Formats, copy and paste code from our scraper on GitHub, or just compare this data source to others in a consistent way.
Check out this and other data packages at food.schoolofdata.ch, the platform we have prepared during the workshop, send us any improvement requests, or follow along virtually on social media at #openfood.
There are going to be many challengers at the event, and a world of data to explore on a very personal subject. I am excited, and looking forward to meeting, brainstorming and making open data with our volunteers and participants this weekend. Stay tuned!