[okfn-be] Official chapter and our working groups

Kat Braybrooke kat.braybrooke at okfn.org
Wed Sep 26 10:50:56 UTC 2012

Massive congratulations to Pieter, Lieven and everyone else who made this
possible - we're proud of you guys!


| Kat Braybrooke | London, UK
| The Open Knowledge Foundation <http://okfn.org/>
| Coordinator of OKFestival 2012 <http://okfestival.org/> & Regional
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On Sat, Sep 22, 2012 at 7:53 AM, Pieter Colpaert
<pieter.colpaert at okfn.org>wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> If you haven't heard the news already, we are now an official chapter of
> the Open Knowledge Foundation. I know it has been quiet on the public
> mailing list of OKFN Belgium, but today is a perfect day to start
> switching gears.
> Until now we have set up 4 main working groups:
> * Creative Commons Belgium, led by Yannick H'Madoun. For the next months
> he is going to visit Creative Commons in Amsterdam and is going to
> manage Creative Commons Belgium from abroad.
> * Open Transport working group (aka iRail), led by Pieter Colpaert.
> During the next months we are going to do more international projects
> together with the international transport working group. One of the
> first projects will be an open transport data handbook for policy makers
> * Open education working group (aka SchoolKid) led by Stephane Roelandt.
> - Stef, can you give a small update here?
> * App/Hack/Make competition working group led by Lieven Janssen
>  - Labs for X: organising internal long-term (~min 1 week) hackathons
> inside organisations. First one has been organised for VDAB and was a
> success
>  - Open data workshops: one evening, one organisation's datasets, lots
> of coffee/beer.
>  - Apps For X: 1 day hackathon/open data days concerning a certain X
> (city, subject, group...). Last one which we organised was Apps For
> Flanders on the 14th of September. Next one will probably be Apps For
> Antwerp on the first of December. We still need some hands there!
> Want to get involved in one of the current working groups? Interested in
> setting up your own working group at OKFN Belgium? Reply here!
> Kind regards,
> Pieter
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