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Open knowledge events in London on 1st, 6th, 8th November

From: Jonathan Gray <jonathan.gray@okfn.org>
Date: Fri, 31 Oct 2008 15:47:17 -0000 (UTC)
Message-ID: <53468.192.168.0.2.1225468037.squirrel@webmail.cantabgold.net>
To: public-lod@w3.org

Hi all,

We're hosting three open knowledge events in London this November that
may be of interest to people on this list:

 * Workshop on Finding and Re-using Public Information
  - Saturday 1st November 2008, London Knowledge Lab
  - http://okfn.org/wiki/PublicInformation

 * Open Everything London
  - Thursday 6th November 2008, The Roundhouse
  - http://openeverything.wik.is/London

 * Workshop on Finding and Re-using Open Scientific Resources
  - Saturday 8th November 2008, London Knowledge Lab
  - http://okfn.org/wiki/OpenScience/Workshop

If you plan to attend a workshop, please add your name to the wiki. If
you plan to come to Open Everything London it might be advisable to book
a ticket as there is limited space.

More details on the events below.

Please circulate as appropriate!

Warm regards,

Jonathan Gray
The Open Knowledge Foundation

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Open Everything London
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On 6 November 2008, London will host an Open Everything event, a global
conversation about the art, science and spirit of 'open'. The
conversation will cover, well, everything. Qualifier: the 'thing' in
question is built using openness, participation and self-organisation.
There are people coming to talk about open technology, media, education,
workplace design, philanthropy, public policy and even politics. These
people want to tell you what they're doing and find out what you're up
to. And they'd like to have lunch with you.

## Details

 * When: Thursday 6th November, 0900-1730 and then drinks afterwards!
 * Where: The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH
 * Wiki: http://openeverything.wik.is/London
 * Cost: 15 donation for venue, lunch and refreshments.
 * Register: Book your place!

## Speakers

 * Glyn Moody
   -  "...a technology writer. He is best known for his book Rebel Code:
Linux and the Open Source Revolution (2001). It describes the evolution
and significance of the free software and open source movements with
many interviews of all the notable hackers."
 * Charles Leadbeater
   - "... a leading authority on innovation and creativity. He has
advised companies, cities and governments around the world on innovation
strategy and drawn on that experience in writing his latest book
We-think: the power of mass creativity, which charts the rise of mass,
participative approaches to innovation from science and open source
software, to computer games and political campaigning."
 * Rufus Pollock
   - Director at the Open Knowledge Foundation, and an economist at
Cambridge University focusing on innovation and IP, with particular
attention to open models of innovation.

The day will include speed geeks, lightning talks, discussions, open
space for breakout sessions and lunch. Other speakers, presenters,
facilitators and organisations who have confirmed include:

 * Helen King, Principal Advisor, Shuttleworth Foundation
 * Geoff Mulgan, Director of the Young Foundation + Visiting Professor
at University College, London, the London School of Economics and
University of Melbourne + Chair of Involve
 * Tom Steinberg, Founder and Director of mySociety
 * Charles Armstrong, Founder of Circus Foundation + CEO of Trampoline
Systems
 * Kennisland
 * One World
 * Social Innovation Camp
 * Maslaha
 * Brave New Collaboration
 * NESTA
 * Think Public

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Workshop on Finding and Re-using Public Information
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 * When: Saturday 1st November 2008, 1030-1600.
 * Where: London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street, London, WC1N 3QS.
 * Wiki: http://okfn.org/wiki/PublicInformation
 * Participation: Attendance is free. If you are planning to come along
please add your name to the list below, or email us.

The UK Government produces and distributes a vast amount of documents
and datasets - from national statistics to environmental information,
from socio-economic data to legal material. Recent technologies allow
this information to be explored, built upon and made accessible in new
ways - whether through visual representation, semantic interlinking, or
through social media applications.

This informal, hands-on workshop will bring government information
experts together with those who are interested in finding and re-using
government information. In addition to focused discussions about legal
and technological aspects of re-use, government information assets will
be documented and tagged on CKAN, a registry of knowledge resources.

This workshop is presented by The Open Knowledge Foundation, the Office
of Public Sector Information (OPSI), the Power of Information (POI)
Taskforce and mySociety. It is kindly hosted by the London Knowledge Lab.

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Workshop on Finding and Re-using Open Scientific Resources
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 * When: Saturday 8th November 2008, 1100-1600
 * Where: London Knowledge Lab, 23-29 Emerald Street, London, WC1N 3QS.
 * Wiki page: http://okfn.org/wiki/OpenScience/Workshop
 * Participation: Attendance is free. If you are planning to come along
please add your name to the list below, or email us.

This informal, hands-on workshop will focus on finding and re-using open
scientific resources - including open and public domain data, open
access journal articles, and open educational materials. We will look at
existing tools for discovering open material, metadata standards for
relevant material in different domains, and how researchers go about
looking for the material they need.

In addition to focused discussions about legal and technological aspects
of re-use, open scientific resources will be documented and tagged on
CKAN, a registry of knowledge resources.
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