[okfn-discuss] open knowledge event this autumn: proposal
julian at informal.org.uk
julian at informal.org.uk
Mon Jul 10 12:49:22 BST 2006
just got back from Djursland where we had a fun week of camping and
workshops hosted by DIIRWB. We spent a fair bit of time working up the
ideas for wsfii workshops in Dharamsala at the end of October which looks
to be shaping up well.
I was thinking about trying to raise some funds for a UK group to go down
there. At present the event is very wireless focused so we were discussing
that it might be good to pick up some of the wider threads from last years
event in London.
Is that something anyone would be interested in to complement these great
plans for a London event?
> dear Rufus and Saul and all,
> On Fri, Jul 07, 2006 at 12:22:59PM +0100, Rufus Pollock wrote:
>> >>>Looks good to me, but rather than have anything too massive - like
>> >>>time, it could make more sense to focus discussion on one thing, then
>> >>>perhaps bring in more practical workshops in each of these areas...
>> >>event was to bring together people working on *different* areas. I
>> >>that I would not want to do something on the scale of WSFII last year
>> >>but I think it would be perfectly possible to do a smaller scale 1-day
>> >>event (perhaps just focused on e.g. content/civic info/geodata).
> Sorry it's taken me so long to respond to this thread. Please count me
> in! I'm planning to be in Europe from early September to early
> October. So i'm a bit cut off from "the scene" but i'd like to do what
> i can to help. I'd be up for organising another open geodata stream,
> or something beyond that.
> It would be great to get something running with publicwhip, with
> mysociety (who are doing increasingly mapping oriented work). I would
> like to meet more librarians. I don't hear much bbc backstage buzz
> from so far away, but I think they're still doing solid stuff?
> I like 2 days, if that's possible, with the same group of people. +1
> on trying to keep it very practical. Now and then i talk to cliques in
> Boston and New York about doing a geospatial-themed version of something
> like this, but in a climate of a lot more access to data to start
> with. http://whereweare.net/Parallel_Streams was the initial general idea.
> Talks in the mornings, practical hacking sessions in the afternoon,
> demoparty in the evenings.
> Would we still be able to use Limehouse Town Hall?
> What do we do next? :)
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