[Okfn-no] a part of OKFN finland visits Norway

Olav Anders Øvrebø olav at oov.no
Mon Dec 30 17:57:06 UTC 2013

Thanks for the tip, but unfortunately I return to Oslo after Markus  has 
left again. It would be interesting to hear more about Finland, hope I 
get another chance later!


On 28.12.2013 12:25, miska knapek wrote:
> Hello everyone,
> ( I originally meant to send this specifically to the people in the 
> To: field, as I've contacted them earlier. But I'm also cc:ing this to 
> the okfn norway mailing list in the event there are other interested 
> people in this )
> Many apologies if this announcement and introduction comes a bit late 
> - let's say I got kidnapped for the holidays.
> Markus Petteri Laine, who's been quite active in OKFN Finland - and 
> also very much in the documenting of OKFN Finland's doings, is now in 
> Oslo visiting his partner, for the Holidays.
> He leaves again on the 6th of January.
> I thought that it could be rather interesting for open data around 
> Oslo to perhaps meet with Petteri.
> While I don't want to dictate Petteri's interests or doings - we're 
> all very modest here in the Nordics :) - I could imagine it could be 
> interesting for the others to hear of how the Finnish scene evolved, 
> what's happening - funnily enough, there are a bunch of data related 
> meetups in helsinki these days (and perhaps not that many other ones 
> :) , and there are some interesting initiatives, such as the 
> crowdsourcing legislation platform Petteri has been involved in - Open 
> Ministry http://openministry.info/ .
> Again, in all Nordic modesty, I don't want to say that what's 
> happening in Finland is greatly fantastic, but at least some stories 
> of how things got going, and where they are now, in Finland, could be 
> helpful knowledge for others.
> Petteri:
> - Heather Broomfield is the data.norge.no <http://data.norge.no> 
> coordinator.
> - Olav Øvrebø is a journalist and lecturer, having worked with open 
> data topics for several years, and done a lot of open data related things.
> - Stathis Konstantinidis is the OKFN ambassador to Norway.
> - Svein-Magnus Sørensen is the oslo data meetup coordinator.
> - Christian Villum is one of the OKFN Local coordinators (from and in 
> Denmark )
> So, meeting up is greatly encouraged, if there's time.
> (Sorry, again, for the late notification about this, from this end ).
> All the best,
> miska
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