[Open-transport] Fwd: Invitation - SNCF - Transilien Open Data (Paris, France)

Pieter Colpaert pieter.colpaert at okfn.org
Tue May 29 07:44:39 UTC 2012

Hi Laura,

I would be very glad to do this, although I would have to reschedule
some meeting. If this is okay by anyone else of course.

Next to currently setting up the incubating Belgian chapter of OKFN I'm
currently active in iRail, a not-for profit organisation which promotes
digital creativity using open transport data. In 2010 we got a cease and
desist letter from the Belgian railway company due to "copyright
infringement" which we publicly replied to, and got some media attention
as a result. Since that day we have been talking to transport
organisations concerning an open data policy. You can find more
information here: http://hello.iRail.be.

I'm very interested in the data.sncf.fr story

Kind regards,


On 05/29/2012 09:36 AM, Laura Newman wrote:
> Hi Open Transport folk,
> Rufus has been invited to speak at SNCF as they kick-off their hackday.
> Unfortunately Rufus isn't going to be able to make it, due to prior
> commitments and a busy schedule.
> SNCF have widened their invitation, and I wondered whether any of you
> would be able to attend the event on behalf of the Open Knowledge
> Foundation? The event will take place in Paris on June 8th and transport
> and accommodation will be provided. They are looking for someone to give
> a 15 minute talk, a few media interviews, and to participate more
> generally in discussion. If any of you would be interested, please get
> in touch with me asap (ideally today), as I need to respond to SNCF
> promptly.
> Kind regards,
> Laura
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: ** <kat at opentransilien.com <mailto:kat at opentransilien.com>>
> Date: Tue, May 22, 2012 at 6:25 PM
> Subject: Invitation - SNCF - Transilien Open Data (Paris, France)
> To: rufus.pollock at okfn.org <mailto:rufus.pollock at okfn.org>
> Cc: chloe at june21.eu <mailto:chloe at june21.eu>, speakers at okfn.org
> <mailto:speakers at okfn.org>
> Dear Dr. Pollock,
> On behalf of the SNCF, France's national railway company, I would like
> to invite you as our guest of honor during the launch of Hackday
> Transilien, one of our open data initiatives. The event will take place
> on June 8 at La Cantine, 151 rue Montmartre, Passage des Panoramas, in
> Paris' 2nd arrondissement. All the details of the invitation are in the
> invitation attached to this email.
> If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me using
> this email address or on the phone number listed below.
> I look forward to hearing from you.
> Best regards,
> Katherine
> --
> Katherine Borlongan
> Open Data
> SNCF Transilien
> @katborlongan
> (33)631266077
> -- 
> Laura Newman
> Community Coordinator
> Open Knowledge Foundation
> http://okfn.org/
> Skype: lauranewmanonskype
> Twitter: @Newmanlk
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