Only two weeks to go until the third Open Development Camp will bring together an international crowd to discuss lessons learned and future implications around Open Development.

odc13Have a look at the preliminary program and join us on 7 & 8 November in Amsterdam for a reality check on Open Development.

ODC13 is more than data and tech, ODC13 intends to strengthen cross-disciplinary and cross-domain collaboration and the engagement with other communities to learn from each other.

ODC13 will be organized around 3 tracks filled with inspiring talks, critical debates and hands-on tinkering:

  • Open Data for Development
  • Tools & Hardware
  • Open Organizations & Open Business Models

See below for a little Sneak Preview and watch out for more to come!

Evidence is Power – Did you always want to know how to use data effectively? Now you have the chance.

Of course Open Knowledge Foundation’s School of Data will not be missing the camp and run an ongoing data expedition and take you on an exploration of bilateral aid flow compared against indicators of need. Don’t we all envision a sector where money is spent where really needed? Let’s give it a reality check with Zara Rahman and Katelyn Rogers from OKFN.

Is data ‘revolutionizing’ disaster reporting or creating bigger burdens?

Join Rina Tsubaki of the Euopean Journalism Center in her session on the Verification of crowdsourced data – the case of Japan (after Fukushima).

What are the New Frontiers of Open Development?

According to Felipe Estefan (World Bank Institute), the future of Open Development should pay more attention to local environments, there should be more focus on the demand side of data, and on better bridges between governments and citizens.

Felipe Estefan specializes on Open Government and Citizen Engagement. He is currently part of the Open Government cluster in the World Bank Institute. He will take us on a journey on how to take open data offline to work in remote communities.

Can open data play a role in improving government responsiveness?

This is the big question behind the Making All Voices Count Challenge, a global initiative is supporting innovation, scaling, and research to help harness new technologies for enabling environments for citizen engagement and government responsiveness. At ODC 13 we will look behind the curtains of the program to explore how MAVC’s Theory of Change translates into the program’s activities and could support existing initiatives in the field of transparency and accountability.

Also in the camp – 3D Printing from waste plastic in India

In Pune, India, a start up social enterprise called Protoprint Solutions is empowering waste pickers by purchasing waste plastic at a fair price. This is then converted into 3D printer filament to provide high quality low cost printing services to design students and professional businesses in the Pune area.
3D Printing technology has the potential to improve the lives and livelihoods of communities in developing countries by providing them with the tools to establish localised manufacturing capabilities. By also finding a use for the proliferation of plastic waste as the raw material that feeds the printer, we can solve some of the problems created by waste plastic in the local environment.

Find out more about 3D4D and join the discussion with TechforTrade, who are setting up the Ethical Filament Foundation.

Don’t miss it! Get your tickets now and join us in Amsterdam on November 7 &8!



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