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 and May this year, #OpenDataEDB will be returning for its third event of 2012.

For those of you who have not made it along to an OKFN meet-up, the events are friendly and informal evenings for people to get together to share and argue all areas of openness. Come and join discussion around open knowledge and open data – from politics and philosophy to practicalities of theory and practice.

The Details

  • When – Thursday 30th August, 7:00pm
  • Where – Informatics Forum, University of Edinburgh, 10 Crichton Street, Edinburgh EH8 9AB

As ever, the evening will kick off with some lightning talks – informal 2-3 minute presentations on any topic related to open data. If you would like to give a lightning talk, please contact naomi.lillie [@]

Following on from the last meet-up in May, a smaller group also met recently to identify opportunities and mechanisms for advancing Open Data initiatives at the city and national levels in Scotland. You can find out more about what they talked about here – or come along to the forthcoming meet-up to get more involved with the discussions!

Get Involved

  • Everyone is welcome, so do come along and circulate this invitation to friends and contacts
  • Sign up on the Meet-up page here
  • Tweet via the #OpenDataEDB hashtag
  • Sign up to the OKFN Scotland Discussion List here to hear about and discuss this and future events
  • If you have any questions, please contact naomi.lillie [@]

See you there!


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Naomi joined Open Knowledge Foundation in 2011. At various points she has been involved with administration, finance, project management, HR, the community network, events, communications, and other miscellaneous areas where a helping hand was needed.