open everything nyc

In the past, we have been involved in Open Everything London and Open Everything Berlin.

John Britton, who organised Open Everything Hong Kong, is now organising an Open Everything NYC event which will take next Saturday 18th April.

It should be a great opportunity to meet other people interested in ‘openness’ – from open knowledge to open source software! Details are as follows:

The blurb:

Open Everything (global site) is a collection of events scattered all over the world, organized by ordinary people just like you. The purpose of the event is to explore and discuss ‘open’. The interpretation of the idea is in the hands of attendees, and each event differs from the next.

Let there be no confusion, Open Everything is not a tech conference. There is much more to ‘open’ than technology, part of the goal of the event is to bring the less known aspects of ‘open’ to the attention of the general public.

At Open Everything NYC 2009 there will be two invited guest speakers and a number of open sessions left in the hands of attendees. Feel free to come prepared with a topic to share, discuss, or present. Also feel free to act spontaneously and lead a group discussion with no preparation at all. The magic of the event is that it is open and we’re all free to contribute as we desire.

The event is free and open to the public, we do require that you register so we can give you a fancy name badge and maybe even a T-shirt. We’d also like to know how many people to expect so that we’re prepared.

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Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at and he tweets at @jwyg.

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