[ogdcamp] Who wants to run an OGDCamp satellite event around 17-26th October in Warsaw?

Daniela B. Silva danielabsilva at gmail.com
Thu Aug 11 16:21:54 UTC 2011

Hi Jonathan

Great ideas for satellite events :)

* Transparency Hackers and the London Datastore might want to do
> something on organising hackdays

I think it's a good idea, and it would be great if we could add some of the
experience that people had on the International Open Data Hackathon to
this... Or maybe using it as a workday to organize the next one?

Here in the Transparency Hackers - Brazil community, we have also been using
ScraperWiki a lot (thanks for existing, ScraperWiki!). In the last few
months, we started a weekly workshop to teach non-programmers (some
journalists like me included!) to use it to get data from government and
media websites (what is key, as we barely have open government data to work
on here). We have some projects running ScraperWiki over brazilian Senate
website, so count on us for that too...

I still don't know how many of us will be able to take part in the event in
Warsaw, but I would love to collaborate around something (and we can try to
set up a group working remotely from Brazil as well).


On Wed, Aug 10, 2011 at 9:12 PM, Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray at okfn.org>wrote:

> Hi all,
> We're booking venues in Warsaw for around 17-26th October. Many
> partner organisations have expressed an interest in organising day or
> half day satellite events to the Open Government Data Camp, which will
> take place on 20-21st October. The slots are:
>  * 17-19th October - pre-camp events (Monday to Wednesday)
>  * 20-21st October - camp (Thursday/Friday)
>  * 22-26th October - post-camp events (Saturday to Wednesday)
> Partnerships on satellite events are *strongly* encouraged - both to
> reduce organisational overhead, and to encourage people to work with
> people they haven't worked with before (co-organising a satellite
> event is a great way to get to know someone!).
> For example, some folks from the European Journalism Centre,
> OpenCorporates, OpenSpending.org and Scraperwiki have started planning
> for a workshop on data journalism and EU spending data on 24-26th.
> A few hypothetical suggestions:
>  * OpenCorporates and Sunlight Labs might want to run a workshop or
> codesprint on company names
>  * Scraperwiki and mySociety might want to run a scraping workshop on
> parliamentary information
>  * Civic Commons and Open Cities might want to run a day on open
> source tools for cities
>  * Creative Commons, Open Data Commons and LAPSI might want to run a
> day on legal tools for open data
>  * Transparency Hackers and the London Datastore might want to do
> something on organising hackdays
> What do people think? Any ideas? Any suggestions/preferences for
> dates? I'd quite like to do something on international open data
> principles [1] on the 19th October. ;-)
> [1]
> http://blog.okfn.org/2011/07/08/we-need-international-open-government-data-principles/
> --
> Jonathan Gray
> Community Coordinator
> The Open Knowledge Foundation
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