[okfn-it] Fwd: PRESS RELEASE: The world’s biggest open data event

Lorenzo Benussi lorenzo.benussi a top-ix.org
Gio 20 Ott 2011 08:10:43 UTC

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> Da: Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray a okfn.org>
> Data: 19 ottobre 2011 11:12:09 CEST
> A: ogdcamp <info a ogdcamp.org>
> Oggetto: PRESS RELEASE: The world’s biggest open data event
> ## PRESS RELEASE: The world’s biggest open data event
> Hundreds of public servants, NGOs, journalists and developers will
> gather in a former factory building in Warsaw this week for what will
> be the world’s biggest ever open data event.
> Over 40 countries around the world will be represented at the camp,
> from city level projects in Manchester, Montreal or Munich to national
> initiatives like data.gov, as well as supranational institutions like
> the European Commission and the World Bank.
> Ellen Miller, Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Sunlight
> Foundation, says: "We anticipate that this year’s Camp will convene
> the open data and transparency movement’s most creative thinkers,
> doers and advocates, whose conversations will help inspire many
> enduring solutions for using government data for the public good."
> Neelie Kroes, Vice-President of the European Commission and Digital
> Agenda Commissioner, says: “I am thrilled to see so much open data
> innovation going on in Europe. There is tremendous potential in this
> area - from enabling next generation public services, to creating jobs
> in the digital single market. This year's Open Government Data Camp in
> Warsaw will enable key stakeholders from across Europe to exchange
> ideas and expertise.”
> Chris Taggart, Founder of OpenCorporates.com, says: “Despite the
> successes of the past few years, the open data community faces
> considerable obstacles, from proprietary web services to governments
> who see open data as a threat. Open Government Data Camp will connect
> people who are serious about overcoming these issues and using open
> data to help to solve some of the world’s pressing problems.”
> Daniele Silva, part of a grassroots group of over 800 Brazilian
> hackers and activists, says: "To maximise the value of public data,
> there is just as much work to de done on the civic society side as
> there is on the government side. The camp in Warsaw is an opportunity
> for us to collaborate with groups from around the world to work
> towards a read/write culture for public data."
> Nigel Shadboldt, who sits on the UK Government’s Public Sector
> Transparency Board, says: “Open Government Data creates social and
> economic value, improves public services, makes Governments more
> efficient, transparent and accountable. This Conference is about
> ensuring that more people understand how to make this work, more
> people can tackle the challenges and obstacles that arise, and more
> people are inspired to continue the work.”
> ## Notes for editors
>  * For further information and interviews contact the organisers at
> info a ogdcamp.org.
>  * The Open Government Data Camp 2011 takes place on 20-21st October
> in Warsaw, Poland.
>  * It is organised by over 30 organisations, coordinated by the Open
> Knowledge Foundation (UK) and Centrum Cyfrowe (Poland). A full list is
> available at: http://ogdcamp.org/about/who/
>  * Further details at: http://ogdcamp.org/media.
>  * The event has been recently featured on the Guardian Datablog
> (http://bit.ly/qe5qAB) and O’Reilly Radar (http://oreil.ly/pA9D3a).
> -- 
> Jonathan Gray
> Community Coordinator
> The Open Knowledge Foundation
> http://www.okfn.org
> http://twitter.com/jwyg
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