[OKFN-AU] Melbourne Meetups for 2013

David F. Flanders david.flanders at ands.org.au
Wed Dec 5 23:40:02 UTC 2012

Hi Kat,

I just took some notes[1] which I'll write a blog post on soon.  We had
some great ideas/activities for meetups next year.  We are going to kick
off in the New Year with a bang, by creating a printable map of cycle paths
in Melbourne CBD (we had an OpenStreetMap guru along), which will be a
great advertisement for the group as well to get people along to our
monthly meetups on the 5th day of each month.

We think this base printable map is also a great opportunity to produce
other future maps of Melbourne, e.g. historical walking paths, etc.

Our map meetup will be all day Saturday January 5th - hopefully we can
crowd design the map with the data we have and have it ready for printing
just in time for all those New Year resolutions to cycle to work :)

More soon.  In short, it was a great focused meetup with about ten of us
that I am confident will grow because the ideas put forward show that there
is a hunger for getting groups of people together to do exciting open
things around open knowledge.

[1]= the use of the OKFN etherpad was a great tool for taking notes:

Kind Regards,

David F. Flanders

On 6 December 2012 00:04, Kat Braybrooke <kat.braybrooke at okfn.org> wrote:

> David and team, quick question - do you have a link for this meetup? If so
> I'll share around our international networks - is great to hear you're
> doing it!
> Say hi to Peter for us :)
> Kat
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> On Tue, Dec 4, 2012 at 11:38 PM, David F. Flanders <
> david.flanders at ands.org.au> wrote:
>> A friendly reminder that we are having an informal get-together tonight
>> at 4pm to discuss the starting-up of a monthly Melbourne meetup for 2013.
>> We will be at the Architects cafe in Niagarra Lane, discussing an outline
>> for the topics we'd like to discuss in 2013, ideally we'll brainstorm a
>> list of topics+expert who can speak on the topic.
>> For example we have Dr. Peter Murray Rust who sits on the Creative Common
>> Science board attending this evening, so hopefully a little preview of
>> having an expert give a talk and then seeing what discussion and actions
>> might arise from it, and what volunteers are willing to put forward their
>> time?
>> One of the key outcomes I would personally like to see from the Melbourne
>> meetups in 2013 is our contribution to a data Journalism newspaper article
>> in the Age or the like.
>> Though, this is just the tip of the Open iceberg, we would of course
>> welcome your ideas on who might be able to give a 15 minute talk on an
>> 'Open Knowledge' topic, so please do participate virtually via the twitter
>> hashtag #okfnau or via this listerserv :)
>> ~Flanders
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