[euopendata] [psi-workers] Timing of pan-European open data competition
paul at openforumeurope.org
Mon Mar 21 16:02:19 GMT 2011
Shifting the event back makes logistical sense and would probably result in
better quality entries, but as Federico pointed out the Commission might not
like it. We (OFA) are checking with her cabinet and will have an answer by
Wednesday. Google is OK with running the competition June - September, as
long as Kroes is there to hand out the prizes.
As you may know OFE (sister of OFA) moved its annual conference from the day
before the Digital Assembly to September 23rd to avoid a clash. So we would
have a perfect platform for the awards ceremony. What's more, Kroes has now
agreed to speak at the re-scheduled event, so if her staff agree she could
hand out the prizes there too.
I'll keep you all posted on this.
On 21 March 2011 16:10, Federico Morando <federico.morando at polito.it> wrote:
> Dear Jonathan,
> I think this is a question for Thomas, Margot and the EU Commission: of
> course, in terms of organizing the contest, having some more time would be
> better, in my opinion, but I think that we have a strong commitment toward
> having something tangible to present at the Digital Assembly...
> On 03/21/2011 01:59 PM, Jonathan Gray wrote:
>> Hi all,
>> Several people have now commented to me in person, via email and on
>> the phone that they think that the competition should be *launched* in
>> June to coincide with the Digital Assembly, instead of launching in
>> April and being judged in June.
>> At the moment we're still planning to go ahead for an April launch -
>> but I'm interested to see if anyone else has any strong views on the
>> timing of the competition. E.g. in terms of busy-ness are our target
>> audience more likely to be more free between April-June, or (e.g.)
>> June to September? My only concern is that people may go away
>> completely over the summer - or may be too busy enjoying the nice
>> weather to build applications/visualisations.
>> What do people think?
>> All the best,
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> Workers at share-psi.eu
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