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Planning Your Open Data Day 2014

Open Data Day is coming! On February 22, 2014 in a timezone near you! What is it? Open Data Day is a global community initiative to make and spread open data. People from all around the world gather together online or in person to make things with and around open data. Anyone is invited to […]

Network Summit

Twice-yearly the whole community of the Open Knowledge Foundation gathers together to share with, learn from and support one another. The Summer Summit 2013 took place in Cambridge (UK) last week (10th-14th July), with staff updates on the Thursday and network representatives joining on the Friday, Saturday and Sunday. It was so inspiring to hear […]

Meeting the Latin American open knowledge community

Over the past couple of weeks, our resident Data Diva Michael Bauer, and International Community Manager Zara Rahman have been in Chile, Argentina and Uruguay. Their mission was twofold; raise awareness of the impending launch of the Escuela de Datos, our School of Data project in Spanish, and try to find and meet with as […]

OKCon 2013 Call for Proposals – out now!

* Event. [OKCon 2013](http://okcon.org/) – 17th-18th September 2013, Geneva, Switzerland. * Call for Proposals. Find the call, FAQs and the submission form on the [OKCon 2013 Call for Proposal webpage](http://okcon.org/call-for-proposals/). * Deadline. The deadline to submit your proposals is May 24th, 23:59:59 GMT. Results will be published by 17th June, 23:59:59 GMT. * Tickets. Early […]

“Demand carbon dioxide data” says Hans Rosling to open data advocates at OKFestival

[Gapminder](http://www.gapminder.org/) is one of the best known examples of a project which uses open data to improve public understanding of big global issues and trends. Yesterday Gapminder Founder Hans Rosling, who is also on the [Open Knowledge Foundation’s Advisory Board](http://okfn.org/about/team/board/#professor-hans-rosling), gave a [spectacular keynote talk](http://embed.bambuser.com/broadcast/2996396?autoplay=1) at [OKFestival](http://okfestival.org/), for which he received a standing ovation. In […]

OKFN India Trip – the Roundup

**This is the final post in the Open Data in India series. Our visit to India wasn’t just about meetups… the following post deals with the individuals and organisations that Lucy and Laura met whilst in India, the questions they were asked and the projects they were introduced to. It is cross-posted on the [OKFN […]

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 […]

#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 […]