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OKFestival 2014 Stories: OpenAfrica – a call to consolidate the African open network

- September 12, 2014 in africa, Fringe events, OKFestival 2014 Stories, Open Data, Open Development, Programme, Sessions

This blog post is written by Michelle Willmers, Project Manager at OpenUCT Initiative, and is cross-posted from the OpenUCT Initiative blog. The OpenUCT Initiative has in recent months been fortunate to participate in a number of workshops and events around open access, open science and open data in the African and developing country context. Group […]

OKFestival 2014 Stories: Three things I learned at the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival

- September 1, 2014 in civic tech, csv, Fringe events, OKFestival 2014 Stories, Open Data, Programme, Sessions, spreadsheets

This blog post is written by Tariq Khokhar, Data Scientist and Open Data Evangelist at The World Bank, and is cross-posted from Open Data. The World Bank Data Blog. I was lucky to be in Berlin with some colleagues earlier this month for the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival and associated fringe events. There’s really too […]

OKFestival 2014 Stories: Open Culture at the 2014 Open Knowledge Festival

- August 28, 2014 in Fringe events, OKFestival 2014 Stories, open culture, Programme, Sessions

This post by Meredith Holmgren, Principal Investigator & Project Manager – Intangible Cultural Heritage, originally appeared on the Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage’s Talk Story blog. This year’s Open Knowledge Festival (OKFest) brought together over one thousand participants to share their work in transparency and open access to government data. Taking place July […]

OKFestival Fringe Event: The SWAG Jam July 15 @ 10PM

- July 15, 2014 in Fringe events

This is a guest blog post by Brigid Pasco from Artists Without a Cause (AWAC), an organization striving to connect artists working on political, cultural and socially engaged art with the organizations and activists who are championing the same causes. AWAC have coordinated several artist sessions to take place at the Festival. To see who […]

OKFestival fringe events – CSVConf call for proposals is now open

- May 27, 2014 in #CSVconf, Data, Fringe events, Programme

Last week we released the provisional programme for this year’s Open Knowledge Festival. We’re starting with an opening evening event on July 15th followed by two full days of the festival on July 16th and 17th. However, the fun isn’t confined to our official festival events! There are also going to be various fringe events […]

OKFestival Provisional Programme is now live!

- May 20, 2014 in Fringe events, News and Info, Programme, provisional programme

Over the last few months we have received hundreds of terrific proposals for this year’s Open Knowledge Festival programme. Thank you for your ideas and your input! There have been more sessions proposed than we could possibly accommodate and as a result, we’ve had the incredibly difficult task of whittling down all of those great […]