Why do we want open data? So we can analyze, visualize, talk, curate, enrich, use, tell stories and create actionable info from it.
Along those lines, the Community Portal now has Showcase installed.
With it, we can "showcase" open data applied. Check it out:
As you can see, its been discourse-optimized (oneboxing enabled - so we get a thumbnail, along with a description), so we can embed it not only here in talk, but in other sites that supports oneboxing URL previews.
Soon, we will enable separate discussion threads on showcases. This is different from discussions around datasets, which will remain. We need a separate discussion thread on a showcased application of open data since it may span several datasets, and there may be several showcases (e.g. visualizations, articles, etc.) for each dataset.