[Okfn-se] [Okfn-dk] how to plan a nordic open data week

Christian Villum villum at autofunk.dk
Wed Feb 25 08:52:58 UTC 2015

Thanks Miska, looks great.

I'm sure that we in the Copenhagen team can at least pull off a meetup or
hackathon to mark the event + maybe more stuff :)


On Wed, Feb 25, 2015 at 9:47 AM, miska knapek <miska at knapek.org> wrote:

> Hey good folk,
> Ok, so the Nordic Open Data Week is starting to assume at least a press
> release :)
> The 'digitisation agency' organisers of Norway, Sweden and Denmark - plus
> OKF Finland - have been working on putting together an period, where
> there'll be - hopefully many - open data/knowledge related events in the
> Nordic countries. It's everyone's event - with support for running
> activities here and there.  Please do help make this a good event, and grow
> the open data/knowledge landscape for everyone.
> ( Just so it's not missed, I'll put the question at the top )
> Could you please help by suggesting the following:
> - Who would like to be involved, in each country?
> - What kind of online discussion platforms should be used? - Trello,
> Wordpress, Etherpads, Google docs, Slack?
> Here's a quick blurb about the event from Vinnova.se's blog:
> http://blogg.vinnova.se/opendata/nordic-open-data-week-2015/
> The organisers would like to help set the stage and encourage people to
> get active regarding open data/knowledge during this week.
> The more visibility open data/knowledge gets, the more we can get various
> actors onboard, and the better the eco-system will be.
> Hopefully there'll be some inter-Nordic activities, taking open
> data/knowledge to an international level. Moreover, if we get a bit of
> Nordic momentum, we can get together and push governments to do things that
> are either happening in other countries, or that aren't happening at all.
> At least in the Swedish perspective, the key focus of the event is to make
> open data/knowledge tangible for everyday people. The Swedes would very
> much like to see visualisation, physicalisations, and art made of open
> data/knowledge, to get it into the realm of more people.
> From the VInnova blog:
> <quote>
> The Nordic Open Data Week 2015 will bring together interested parties from
> the Nordic countries to work simultaneously on open data. Each country has
> earlier had activities such as hackathons and competitions at the national
> level with great success; raising this to the cross-border level can bring
> added value in terms of new and better services – both at a cross-border
> and national level, while also acting as a catalyst to open up even more
> data from public sector vaults.
> Each country will organize at least one hackathon and other open data
> related activities to coincide with the Nordic Open Data Week. Ideally each
> country will have more than one event in more than one city. The
> participants will come from the public and private sectors and civil
> society.
> </quote>
> All the best,
> miska
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