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First #OpenDataEDB of 2013

The Edinburgh Open Data community started the year in fine style with a meet-up hosted by the National Library of Scotland on George IV Bridge. The turn-out was excellent, with a wide range of participants. As usual, we had a number of lightening talks. The meet-up started with a welcome from Darryl Mead, Deputy National […]

#OpenDataEDB 3

Amidst the kerfuffle and cacophony of the Fringe Festival packing up for another year, the Edinburgh contingent came together again to meet, greet, present and argue all aspects of Open Data and Knowledge. OKFN Meet-ups are friendly and informal evenings for people to get together to share and debate all areas of openness. Depending on […]

Openstreetmap Conference 2012 October 19th-20th Edinburgh

**This guest post was submitted by Bob Kerr of Openstreetmap.org.** [Openstreetmap.org](http://www.openstreetmap.org/) has just had its 8th Birthday. For those new to the name, Openstreetmap is the wikipedia of maps or rather a single map, the map of our world. Initially born because the cost of licensing Ordnance Survey data was £5000 for a single use, […]

OpenData Edinburgh meets again – August 30th at the Informatics Forum

As the comedians, acrobats and miscellaneous thespians prepare to leave the Edinburgh Festival Fringe for another year, it’s time for the open data crew to reclaim the city! Following on from the two successful meet-ups which took place in [March](http://blog.okfn.org/2012/03/16/opendataedb-the-results/) and [May](http://blog.okfn.org/2012/05/11/opendataedb-2-16th-may/) this year, #OpenDataEDB will be returning for its third event of 2012. For […]

Scotland focus

Following Edinburgh-based [Meet-ups](http://openbiblio.net/2012/03/14/opendataedb-the-results/) earlier this year, a small group of people interested in promoting openness recently met together to link-up ideas and projects, and explore possible areas of collaboration. The attendees were: * Ewan Klein, University of Edinburgh * Sally Kerr, City of Edinburgh Council * Sam Leon, Open Knowledge Foundation * Naomi Lillie, Open […]

#OpenDataEDB 2: 16th May

Following the fun we had at [March’s Meet-up ‘launch’](http://openbiblio.net/2012/03/14/opendataedb-the-results), we will be having another gathering of people interested in open data next Wednesday 16th May. Hosted by the [Wash Bar](http://www.washbar.co.uk), Edinburgh, from 19.00, come and join us to discuss ideas, projects and plans in relation to openness. Lightning Talks will include Federico Sangati on crowdsourcing […]

#OpenDataEDB: the results

Last night was the first [OKFN](http://okfn.org) [Meet-Up](http://www.meetup.com/OpenKnowledgeFoundation/Edinburgh-GB/618812) in Scotland* at the [Ghillie Dhu](http://www.ghillie-dhu.co.uk), Edinburgh, run in collaboration with [DevCSI](http://devcsi.ukoln.ac.uk/blog/about). 19 people attended from around the city and nearby, including Glasgow, and those visiting for the Open Biblio Sprint represented Cambridge, London, Wolverhampton and the Netherlands. The Auditorium was a beautiful venue, and there was a […]

Open Knowledge Scotland, this Thursday May 13th, 3-7pm Edinburgh #okscotland

After having a good look at Inspace set up for a talk session, decided to up the maximum capacity, so there’s no longer a waiting list for OKScotland. If you’re planning to attend on Thursday afternoon then please do register now. Here’s the draft OKScotland schedule for the afternoon – note that there is coffee […]

Open Knowledge Scotland, May 13th, 3-7pm, Edinburgh

Open Knowledge Scotland “brings together interested parties from across the open knowledge spectrum based in Scottish educational institutions, Scottish research organisations, Scottish local and national government, and members of the public for the purposes of teaching, learning and discussion”. OKCon in London is now in its fifth year. It seemed like time to put together […]