[okfn-discuss] Virtual or remote sessions at OKFest 2014?

Duncan Edwards D.Edwards at ids.ac.uk
Sat Feb 22 01:12:08 UTC 2014

Hi Heath,

At the Helsinki OkFest we linked up the many  of the tech hubs across Africa to host a session talking about sharing different experiences working with open data.

The session was facilitated and supported technically by Webgathering (http://www.africahubs.webgathering.net) in addition to providing the tech platform, web gathering do the live facilitation of the different locations so that participants and organisers can focus on the content. I was really impressed by how well it worked.

Contact the session organisers Sarah Johns or Tony Roberts who can tell you more.


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On 22 Feb 2014 00:38, heath rezabek <heath.rezabek at gmail.com> wrote:
Megan, Beatrice, OKF team -

As someone far afield from the OKFest site, unlikely to make it over there without any weekend days to leverage during the conference, I am wondering if the team is thinking of ways for remote participants to join in discussions, or even perhaps present virtually.

It would seem technologically feasible, at least, to present a session via a Google Hangout, point to interactives which were hosted online, and lead a discussion remotely, all during the span of the event.  Or, if not, to simply provide some ways for remote participants to interact and show their support or share their ideas/projects.

Any thoughts on these sorts of possibilities?

- Heath

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