[open-development] OpenDev Proposals for OKFestival 2014

Claudia Schwegmann claudia.schwegmann at openaid.de
Wed Feb 26 18:32:35 UTC 2014

Dear all

This is great. Thanks a lot Pernilla. It is really time for us to get going

Just to keep you in the loop. I had a discussion today with the German
development ministry and GIZ (the implementing agency) about the OKFest.
They want to get involved either by suggesting session or by doing a side
event. They are worried however, that not enough people would turn up for a
side event. But if people here are interested to have a "development day"
without going through the proposal process e.g. on Friday 18th that may be
possible. This does not mean there cannot be joint sessions with other
streams during the okfest.  I would really love to hear what people think
about that. I am also trying to do the "Pernilla-trick" in Germany and get
some funding for travel bursaries. But that is very uncertain so far.

My second thought is that we may use the opportunity to do IATI TAG stuff.
For example some the issue of privacy and ethis keeps coming up. At one
point the Open Society Foundation was very interested in IATI but had huge
concerns about that. This is also a major issues for NGOs in Germany when
talking about IATI. Wouldn't it be interesting to try and collect some best
practices and new ideas on how to deal with that?

Really looking forward to talk more next week!
Best wishes

Claudia Schwegmann
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2014-02-26 17:52 GMT+01:00 Sarah.Louise.johns <sarah.louise.johns at gmail.com>

> Great initiative Pernilla, thanks for kickstarting us! If we're looking at
> privacy,  might be worth hooking up with the folk over at the responsible
> data forum who are getting a conversation going around opendev data. Typing
> this on a crap phone so can't link to them but google it! Think Christopher
> is on this list too.
> Cheers, Sarah
> Sent from Samsung Mobile
> -------- Original message --------
> From: Pernilla Näsfors
> Date:26/02/2014 3:58 PM (GMT+00:00)
> To: Open Development OKFN working group
> Subject: [open-development] OpenDev Proposals for OKFestival 2014
> Dear OpenDev friends,
> Nice to meet many of you recently in Montreal for OD4DC and IATI TAG! It's
> time to continue planning for next time to meet - at OKFestival in Berlin
> this summer! See the Call for proposals below if you haven't seen it
> already.
> I think we should schedule a Skype call where we can discuss ideas. I have
> set up a Doodle with suggestions next week and the week after. I hopefully
> picked a time that is not too bad for any time zone... Here it is:
> http://doodle.com/hazac6w2wkmrtd9i. *Answer before 15 GMT on Friday* so
> that we can decide what time we choose and send out an invite.
> Do you think we should have a separate email list or group for planning
> for OKFest or would people be OK with using this list for that purpose..?
> Rolf sent out this link before to an etherpad with notes from our meeting
> about OKFest in Montreal (http://okfnpad.org/p/okfest2014-opendev) and
> suggested to have that as a workspace. Open source ether pads are of course
> nice, but I became quite fond of Hackpad in Montreal since it is a bit more
> user friendly and easier to create a wiki-like structure... I therefore took
> the liberty to set one up where we can start collecting ideas and proposals
> for sessions:
> https://hackpad.com/OpenDev-at-OKFest14-SDobXcJkwPC
> There you can also add you're names to the People section if you're
> interested to participate in the planning process. I also created a Session
> Proposal Template that you can copy and use when writing proposals:
> https://hackpad.com/OKFest-Session-Proposal-Template-pJI8M4ZvTNp
> I saw that it seems like we have some OpenDev allies in the Programme
> team, e.g. Anahi and Duncan. Perhaps you have some insight in what other
> sessions and workshops are in the making that we could perhaps tap in to,
> to spread our "development message" to a wider audience..?
> This year, there are three bigger streams: Knowledge, Tools and Society,
> so instead of planning for a whole OpenDev stream like we did for Helsinki
> 2012 I am thinking we can take the opportunity to collaborate more with
> others from other OKFN working groups (http://okfn.org/wg/), e.g. Open
> Government, Open Spending, or why not Open Hardware in a development
> context - such as the Global Village Construction Set (
> http://opensourceecology.org/wiki)?
> Personally, I'd also like to see a continuation on the theme about Ethics
> and Risks that you apparently had at OKCon that I unfortunately missed... (
> http://blog.okfn.org/2013/11/05/ethics-and-risk-in-open-development/)
> Perhaps focus on Privacy now that it is such a big topic overall in this
> NSA monitored world... We could collaborate with the Personal Data and
> Privacy group: http://personal-data.okfn.org/
> That's all my thoughts for now. :)
> Best wishes,
> Pernilla Näsfors, World Bank / Open Aid Partnership
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: *newsletter at okfestival.org <newsletter at okfestival.org>* <
> newsletter at okfestival.org>
> Date: Thursday, February 20, 2014
> Subject: Call for Proposals for OKFestival 2014
> To: pernillan at gmail.com
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>         [image: Open Knowledge Festival 2014]
>         Announcing the Call for Proposals for OKFestival
> Now that the OKFestival website is live and tickets are on sale<https://sendy.okfn.org/l/XMvlAmCbwO5KjtYlOTyWSQ/lMWAi892zvwWPkHnmZ2FJ3uA/E8DFCo5uE1892zyhY3ANnaxw>,
> we can share more details about the *narrative streams* that will run
> through the event. We're also pleased to *open the call for session
> proposals* at this time.
>    A Theory of Change
> The programme for the 2014 edition of the festival is fuelled by a *theory
> of change. *Using this theory as our outline, the event provides an ideal
> opportunity for the open movement to come together to co-create the roadmap
> that will guide its next steps.
> *Our Theory: we believe that Knowledge, Tools and Society are the levers
> of Change*. As such, Knowledge, Tools and Society will be the three
> streams that form the architecture of the programme.
> *Knowledge*: Knowledge *informs* change. At OKFestival we're keen to
> discuss ways of unlocking, expanding and sharing knowledge through open
> access, open research data, open educational resources, open science, data
> journalism and campaigning, data visualisation and literacy.
> *Tools*: Tools *enable* change. We'll be discussing facilitating the flow
> of knowledge through non profit technology, open source software, open
> hardware, design, architecture and urban planning.
> *Society*: The group(s) who *effect* change. Topics may include designing
> institutions, building communities and protecting environments.
> Additionally, powering economies through open government, transparency,
> open tech businesses, open development, open education, open culture, open
> sustainability and open economy will feature on the programme. Security and
> privacy-related topics also fit into this stream.
> The festival will weave together these three streams of open knowledge
> innovation and impact. Each session will go deep within its realm as well
> as identifying interdisciplinary features that span different domains or
> discipline.
> Submit your proposal
> Never facilitated a session at an event before? Don't let that stop you!
> We encourage proposals from folks who don't often attend events and we're
> ready to support you to run an awesome session. All you need to do is
> complete the form here<https://sendy.okfn.org/l/XMvlAmCbwO5KjtYlOTyWSQ/VlVqAWagALZAwRFnRvwntw/E8DFCo5uE1892zyhY3ANnaxw> *by
> March 16, 2014, 23:59 CET.*
> We will be hosting *two information hangouts* on Proposing OKFestival
> Sessions in March. Follow us on Twitter<https://sendy.okfn.org/l/XMvlAmCbwO5KjtYlOTyWSQ/fzExAl4iZSDVgTjTJ1ur1A/E8DFCo5uE1892zyhY3ANnaxw>,
> Facebook<https://sendy.okfn.org/l/XMvlAmCbwO5KjtYlOTyWSQ/2PHux3CxCBHuauwxee2763JQ/E8DFCo5uE1892zyhY3ANnaxw>,
> or wait for more updates via these newsletters to learn more about them.
> Please share this call far and wide!
> The selection process
> Once the deadline for proposals has passed, all submissions will be
> reviewed by the Programme Team. The proposals that we'll select will
> consider:
>    - Does the proposal advance the overall goal of the event and agenda
>    (see the festival's theory of change)?
>    - Does the proposal give concrete value to participants via its
>    proposed outcome?
>    - Does the proposal offer unique benefit to the agenda?
>    - Is the proposal interactive? Hint: slides and lectures strongly
>    discouraged
>    - Does the proposal value and build on OKFestival's principles of
>    inclusivity and diversity?
>  If you'd like some more guidance, check out our Programme FAQs<https://sendy.okfn.org/l/XMvlAmCbwO5KjtYlOTyWSQ/y763XA7Awm5NtkwhjH6F0P8Q/E8DFCo5uE1892zyhY3ANnaxw>.
> You can also find out more about the Programme team<https://sendy.okfn.org/l/XMvlAmCbwO5KjtYlOTyWSQ/zsoXnQbYC7l0zfgTo6ztoA/E8DFCo5uE1892zyhY3ANnaxw> under
> the Programme<https://sendy.okfn.org/l/XMvlAmCbwO5KjtYlOTyWSQ/qVQwN6g76340763T4yyDtjImDA/E8DFCo5uE1892zyhY3ANnaxw> tab
> on the website.
> Looking forward to hearing your ideas about how to shape the programme at
> this year's festival!
> The OKFestival Team
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