[okfn-discuss] Weekly update bulletin, 28th November 2011
becky.hogge at gmail.com
Tue Nov 29 09:22:53 GMT 2011
On 29 November 2011 00:27, Kat Braybrooke <kat.braybrooke at okfn.org> wrote:
> This is great, Laura - so nice to have a bunch of updates in one place
> like this to see all the great things OKFN folk are doing :)
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> On Mon, Nov 28, 2011 at 5:43 PM, Laura Newman <laura.newman at okfn.org>wrote:
>> Hi all!
>> Here is the first of our *new* weekly update bulletins. Please find below
>> a summary of the key events that are coming up, as well as an overview of
>> the exciting things that some of the working groups have been getting up to
>> We hope to produce this bulletin on a weekly basis, following on from the
>> new projects update call which will be taking place on a Monday. If you
>> have something you would like us to include, you can either get in touch
>> with your working group coordinator, or send information directly to us at
>> info at okfn.org.
>> We hope you enjoy this opportunity to find out about all the great things
>> that are taking place across the Open Knowledge Network!
>> # Key Updates & Events
>> ** Open Data Day, Saturday 3rd December. A team will be meeting at the
>> Barbican, but you can get involved from wherever you are! See
>> * CKAN is currently hiring UX/UI designers and front end folk. Get in
>> touch with Ira if you know of anyone who may be suitable.
>> * Ira and Mark MacGillivray will be attending the International Digital
>> Curation Conference on Wednesday 30th December. Get in touch if you know of
>> people there who they should talk to.
>> * Open Linguistics LOD Drive to form a linguistics LOD cloud, ongoing
>> until Thursday 15th December.
>> *# Updates from individual projects
>> *## Open Humanities (James Harriman-Smith)*
>> * Setting up Open Humanities website (James Harriman-Smith and Sam Leon)
>> * Continuing discussions about incorporating new annotations from another
>> system into Open Shakespeare
>> * Organised first Open Humanities Skype call for 5pm Wednesday 14th
>> ## Open Development (Tim Davies)*
>> * Supporting open-development working group on behalf of AidInfo.org
>> * Group has been very focussed on aid data in the run up to a High Level
>> Forum on Aid Effectiveness, but is hoping to broaden in the future.
>> * Held satellite workshop at recent Open Data Camp. Discussions emerging
>> around seeking funding for a part-time co-ordinator to engage with NGOs,
>> Govs and Communities around open development data (being led by Claudia
>> Schwegmann http://www.openaid.de/)
>> *## Open Linguistics (Sebastian Nordhoff)
>> * Continuing organziation workshop on Linked Data in Linguistics as part
>> of the Annual Meeting of the German Linguistics Society
>> * Linguistic LOD Drive until December 15 to form a linguistics LOD cloud
>> * Several publications by working group members in scientific outlets to
>> promote LOD
>> *## CKAN (Ira Bolychevsky)*
>> * CKAN is the open source open data platform provider, powering
>> data.gov.uk, openspending, and soon the world. Info/client site:
>> http://ckan.org/. Community site for anyone to add open data to:
>> * 3 from the CKAN team will be at the Barbican for Open Data Day on Sat
>> 3rd: http://ddj.okfnpad.org/open-data-day. Get Involved!
>> * Going to the International Digital Curation Conference:
>> http://www.dcc.ac.uk/node/9172 next Wednesday, timesharing with Mark
>> MacGillivray. Let me know if you know anyone there I should talk to.
>> * Currently hiring & interviewing UX/UI designers & front end folk. If
>> you know anyone good, please let me know ASAP.
>> * Ira has been CKAN Product owner since July, project managing
>> data.gov.uk & helping out community & client management
>> *## Open Spending (Friedrich Lindenberg)*
>> * Hired new programmer in Germany
>> * UI Loading for OpenSpending, getting ready for Open Data Day
>> * Some data wrangling: EU FTS, CAP, Italy, UK25k -> New tooling in recon
>> library, messytables.
>> *## Public Domain Review (Adam Green)*
>> * Working with Sam Leon to try get our sign up numbers increasing – if
>> anyone has any ideas then would be great to hear them!
>> * Also any general thoughts on the site and the work we are doing…
>> *## OKFN Labs (Tom Rees)*
>> * We’re booting up an umbrella project to take all the smaller OKFN
>> projects under its wing. So on the surface, the Foundation isn’t doing 54
>> things – it’s doing three or so (CKAN, OpenSpending, Labs…) and all our
>> experiments are wrapped up in Labs. It’s an incubator and a place to start
>> new experiments.
>> * Also an Okfn.org redesign: Building a modern webdesign for the OKFN
>> homepage & subsites. This has been on our TODO list for too long!
>> *## New Foundation Coordinator (Laura James)*
>> * Focusing on fundraising and bids in Nov/Dec
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