This post is by Lucy Chambers, Cambridge-based Community Coordinator at the Open Knowledge Foundation.
Cambridge, it has been too long…
The #OpenData meetups are returning to Cambridge, following on from the success of the London meetups (#OpenDataLDN) and the recent Helsinki meetup (#OpenDataFi).
- When: Thursday, 15th December, 7pm-9pm
- Where: 37 Panton St, Cambridge
Like the London meetups, the format will be very informal and flexible, here’s an idea of things we’ve done in the past:
- Topic corners, meet new people who are interested in the same areas as you, plan collaborations… even build stuff. Some corners we’ve had for previous meets: Open Government, Data Journalism, Tools for working with Data, ICT 4 Development, Open Science, Transport Data, Open Educational Resources… You name the topics you are interested in, we give them a space…
- Lightning talks – pitch an idea, an event… stand up and let people know about a problem you have working with data and see whether anyone can offer you a solution. The floor is yours for 2-3 minutes, spark the crowd’s interest with a quick talk, then carry on the discussion afterwards…
- What is open data? – don’t know what all of the fuss is about? No worries! We’ll pull together a group to show you some things people are working on in this area, and why they do it.
- Brainstorm – e.g. what’s next for OpenData in Cambridge, who should we be reaching out to? working with? how do we link people up with people doing similar things in other areas?…
- Your idea here…
Sign up for the event via the meetup page.
If you are interested in giving a lightning talk (2-3 minutes), would be interested in leading a topic corner or want to suggest your own idea for an activity, please drop me an email: lucy.chambers [at] okfn.org (or just let us know on the day!).
Lucy is a free range "tech-translator", blogging about her work at http://techtohuman.com/.
Formerly, Lucy worked for Open Knowledge leading School of Data, co-editing the Data Journalism Handbook and coordinating the OpenSpending community.