Call for Participation: OGD Camp!

Call for Participation: OGD Camp!

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Participate and propose sessions for the Open Government Data Camp in Warsaw next month!

Warsaw, 2 September 2011

(by Ton Zijlstra)

We are pleased to announce the call for participation for OGDCamp 2011.

This event and will bring together the international Open Government Data Community with people expected from 50 countries, so please: be bold! The ePSIplatfrom is one of the co-organizing parties of this event, and we encourage people to submit talks, workshops and satellite events that are visionary, extraordinary or even mindblowing!

If you have something to say, propose or demonstrate that will ignite the imagination of the crowd, please consider submitting a proposal.

Submit your ProposalPlease submit a proposal via the link.
Types of submissionThere are four main kinds of submission:

  • Lightning presentations – 5 minutes
  • Talks – 10-15 minutes
  • Sessions – 2-4 hours
  • Satellite events in the days surrounding the camp – 1/2 day / full day

Topic areasWe want to hear what has been happening and what’s next for open data. Topics could include (but are not limited to):

  • Technology: Tools and Infrastructure for working with and using open data
  • Apps: building applications and services with Open Data
  • Linking and combining data sources
  • Data wrangling: tools and infrastructure
  • How Tos
  • How to run an open data initiative inside or outside government
  • How to build open data communities
  • Successes and failures — let us know about a successful initiative or, just as usefully, a failed one!

Data Areas

  • Geodata
  • Transport
  • Legislative
  • Health
  • Education
  • (Your suggestion here!)
  • Government, Communities and Citizens
  • Evidence for the impact of Open Data
  • Law and policy of Open Data

Further informationIf you have any questions for the organising team, please contact: info [at] ogdcamp.orgWe are looking forward to meeting you, and hearing what you have to say, in Warsaw!
RegistrationRegistration for tickets to attend OGDCamp is now open. Make sure you get one of the few early bird tickets here. Please note that presenters will also need a ticket for the event!

Travel Bursaries!

There are a limited number of funding options for you if you cannot afford your own travel costs.

The ePSIplatform team is looking forward to meeting you in Warsaw! We are hoping to host several sessions ourselves, to help strengthen the open data network in Eastern Europe, to discuss using open data as a policy instrument in local government, and a conversation between the existing information industry and the open data movement.

OKF / OGD Camp