[ddj] Open Data Day and especially Open Data Day London

Rufus Pollock rufus.pollock at okfn.org
Thu Feb 12 07:14:30 UTC 2015

Hi All,

I wanted to flag that Open Data Day is upcoming on Saturday 21st February:


In particular, I'm helping co-organize Open Data Day London:


Full info below.


Open Data Day London
London Outpost of the International Open Data Hackathon

Open Data Day <http://opendataday.org/> is a gathering of citizens in
cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create
visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support
for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world’s local,
regional and national governments.

The event is open to all, curious *citizens, journalists, tech-geeks,
students, scientists, graphic designers*. Come by on the day to *learn,
hack, wrangle and just plain hangout*.

We emphasize that *no specialist skills are needed* - come along to learn
and connect with other members of the community. You don’t need to know
anything about (open) data or technology in advance – enthusiasm and
interest is all that is needed and you’ll get support and advice from
FAQsShould I bring anything?

We recommend bringing a device that will allow you to access and browse the
internet (via wifi - wifi will be provided). A laptop or tablet would be

If you plan to code, design or write quite bit of content we recommend
bringing a laptop rather than just a tablet as it will be easier to write
Do I need specific skills to participate?

No - you don’t need any special skills (technical, data or otherwise) to
get involved. Interest and enthusiasm are recommended :-)
I’m a journalist, can I cover the event?

Yes, absolutely - there will be plenty of people to talk to. If you want to
get in touch to arrange please email rufus [dot] pollock [at] okfn [dot]

Open Data Day London is coordinated volunteers from Open Knowledge England
and Open Knowledge Labs.
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