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Το Open Knowledge Festival στη Θεσσαλονίκη, 3-6 Μαΐου 2018, Μέγαρο Μουσικής Θεσσαλονίκης

- June 3, 2017 in Featured, Featured @en, News, open Knowledge Festival, ανοικτά δεδομένα, ανοικτή γνώση, ανοικτότητα, Εκδηλώσεις, Νέα

Το επερχόμενο Open Knowledge Festival (OKFest), το μεγαλύτερο φεστιβάλ για την ανοικτή γνώση και τα ανοικτά δεδομένα,  θα φιλοξενήσει η Θεσσαλονίκη από τις 3 έως τις 6 Μαΐου 2018, στο Μέγαρο Μουσικής Θεσσαλονίκης. Ουσιαστικά, πρόκειται για τη μεγαλύτερη συνάντηση της κοινότητας της ανοικτής γνώσης, παγκοσμίως, στην οποία αναμένεται να συμμετάσχουν περισσότεροι από 1500 άνθρωποι, από […]

Το Open Knowledge Festival στη Θεσσαλονίκη, 3-6 Μαΐου 2018, Μέγαρο Μουσικής Θεσσαλονίκης

- June 3, 2017 in Featured, Featured @en, News, open Knowledge Festival, ανοικτά δεδομένα, ανοικτή γνώση, ανοικτότητα, Εκδηλώσεις, Νέα

Το επερχόμενο Open Knowledge Festival (OKFest), το μεγαλύτερο φεστιβάλ για την ανοικτή γνώση και τα ανοικτά δεδομένα,  θα φιλοξενήσει η Θεσσαλονίκη από τις 3 έως τις 6 Μαΐου 2018, στο Μέγαρο Μουσικής Θεσσαλονίκης. Ουσιαστικά, πρόκειται για τη μεγαλύτερη συνάντηση της κοινότητας της ανοικτής γνώσης, παγκοσμίως, στην οποία αναμένεται να συμμετάσχουν περισσότεροι από 1500 άνθρωποι, από […]

Open Knowledge Festival, 2014

- July 28, 2014 in 2014, Featured, india, OKFest14, Open Access, Open Data, Open Knowledge, open Knowledge Festival, Open Knowledge Foundation, Open Knowledge India, Open Science, open-education

IMG_20140715_195237This year’s Open Knowledge Festival was held from 15-17 July in Berlin, Germany. It was attended by representatives and enthusiasts from 56 countries. The Festival has been the largest of its kind till date and was attended by Google, Omidyar Network, Partnership for Open Data, Open Corporates, Science Open, Open-Steps, Wikirate among others. Among the keynote speakers were Neelie Kroes (Vice President and EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda, European Commission), Patrick Alley (Founder of Global Witness and member of the WEF Global Agenda Council for Conflict prevention), Beatriz Busaniche (Founder of Wikimedia Argentina and key member of Argentina’s Fundacion Via Libre), Ory Okolloh (Co-founder Ushahidi and Mzanlendo, Director of Investments Omidyar Network), Eric Hysen (Head of Politics and Elections, Google), etc. The festival played host to a number of bright new ideas and helped a great deal in consolidating the global stand for opening up information. The UnFestival and several fringe events formed an important part of the Open Knowledge Festival, 2014. In these, people from all over the world showcased their stories and exchanged ideas. The talks revolved around a diverse range of topics, including Open Data, Open Education, Open Glam, Open Science, building up new tools and partnerships, etc. A very efficient team of volunteers worked day and night to make the events a grand success. Open Minds to Open Action had been this years theme at the Festival. Knowledge, tools and society had been the three predominating streams around which all talks and discussions took place. To put broadly, the underlying driving forces had been: Knowledge (that informs change), Tools (that enable change) 10478186_10203463753568222_8758986267975689446_nand Society (that effects change). India’s Role at the global stage: Open Knowledge India played an important role in the event and put forward a number of new ideas. Our mode of action has been finding out the problems that affect us locally, brainstorming with the global community, finding out solutions and finding out ways of implementing the solutions locally. The motto for us had been Thinking Local and Going Global. Among the few new lines of action that we proposed are:
  • Collaborating more with countries to that face problems similar to our country. We agreed to pool our resources and find out solutions to the intersection set of problems that we all face. Pooling our resources and attacking the problems together can help us a great deal in actually affecting positive changes.
  • Building up a common platform for discourse both within the community and outside of it, where the general public can be effectively involved in carrying out the positive changes.
  • Creating partnerships with countries like Bangladesh, Nepal,etc., with whom we share facets of our own culture.
‘Reflecting the diversity of the open movement, by including contributions from different disciplines, countries and cultures…’ had been the key lookout of the organizing team for the event this year. True to this spirit, the Open Knowledge Festival, 2014 did manage to create a melting-pot of ideas and discourse. It managed to create a roadmap for an even brighter future ahead for humanity.          

Open Knowledge Festival, 2014

- July 28, 2014 in 2014, Featured, india, OKFest14, Open Access, Open Data, Open Knowledge, open Knowledge Festival, Open Knowledge Foundation, Open Knowledge India, Open Science, open-education

IMG_20140715_195237This year’s Open Knowledge Festival was held from 15-17 July in Berlin, Germany. It was attended by representatives and enthusiasts from 56 countries. The Festival has been the largest of its kind till date and was attended by Google, Omidyar Network, Partnership for Open Data, Open Corporates, Science Open, Open-Steps, Wikirate among others. Among the keynote speakers were Neelie Kroes (Vice President and EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda, European Commission), Patrick Alley (Founder of Global Witness and member of the WEF Global Agenda Council for Conflict prevention), Beatriz Busaniche (Founder of Wikimedia Argentina and key member of Argentina’s Fundacion Via Libre), Ory Okolloh (Co-founder Ushahidi and Mzanlendo, Director of Investments Omidyar Network), Eric Hysen (Head of Politics and Elections, Google), etc. The festival played host to a number of bright new ideas and helped a great deal in consolidating the global stand for opening up information. The UnFestival and several fringe events formed an important part of the Open Knowledge Festival, 2014. In these, people from all over the world showcased their stories and exchanged ideas. The talks revolved around a diverse range of topics, including Open Data, Open Education, Open Glam, Open Science, building up new tools and partnerships, etc. A very efficient team of volunteers worked day and night to make the events a grand success. Open Minds to Open Action had been this years theme at the Festival. Knowledge, tools and society had been the three predominating streams around which all talks and discussions took place. To put broadly, the underlying driving forces had been: Knowledge (that informs change), Tools (that enable change) 10478186_10203463753568222_8758986267975689446_nand Society (that effects change). India’s Role at the global stage: Open Knowledge India played an important role in the event and put forward a number of new ideas. Our mode of action has been finding out the problems that affect us locally, brainstorming with the global community, finding out solutions and finding out ways of implementing the solutions locally. The motto for us had been Thinking Local and Going Global. Among the few new lines of action that we proposed are:
  • Collaborating more with countries to that face problems similar to our country. We agreed to pool our resources and find out solutions to the intersection set of problems that we all face. Pooling our resources and attacking the problems together can help us a great deal in actually affecting positive changes.
  • Building up a common platform for discourse both within the community and outside of it, where the general public can be effectively involved in carrying out the positive changes.
  • Creating partnerships with countries like Bangladesh, Nepal,etc., with whom we share facets of our own culture.
‘Reflecting the diversity of the open movement, by including contributions from different disciplines, countries and cultures…’ had been the key lookout of the organizing team for the event this year. True to this spirit, the Open Knowledge Festival, 2014 did manage to create a melting-pot of ideas and discourse. It managed to create a roadmap for an even brighter future ahead for humanity.          

Open Knowledge Festival, 2014

- July 28, 2014 in 2014, Featured, india, OKFest14, Open Access, Open Data, Open Knowledge, open Knowledge Festival, Open Knowledge Foundation, Open Knowledge India, Open Science, open-education

IMG_20140715_195237This year’s Open Knowledge Festival was held from 15-17 July in Berlin, Germany. It was attended by representatives and enthusiasts from 56 countries. The Festival has been the largest of its kind till date and was attended by Google, Omidyar Network, Partnership for Open Data, Open Corporates, Science Open, Open-Steps, Wikirate among others. Among the keynote speakers were Neelie Kroes (Vice President and EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda, European Commission), Patrick Alley (Founder of Global Witness and member of the WEF Global Agenda Council for Conflict prevention), Beatriz Busaniche (Founder of Wikimedia Argentina and key member of Argentina’s Fundacion Via Libre), Ory Okolloh (Co-founder Ushahidi and Mzanlendo, Director of Investments Omidyar Network), Eric Hysen (Head of Politics and Elections, Google), etc. The festival played host to a number of bright new ideas and helped a great deal in consolidating the global stand for opening up information. The UnFestival and several fringe events formed an important part of the Open Knowledge Festival, 2014. In these, people from all over the world showcased their stories and exchanged ideas. The talks revolved around a diverse range of topics, including Open Data, Open Education, Open Glam, Open Science, building up new tools and partnerships, etc. A very efficient team of volunteers worked day and night to make the events a grand success. Open Minds to Open Action had been this years theme at the Festival. Knowledge, tools and society had been the three predominating streams around which all talks and discussions took place. To put broadly, the underlying driving forces had been: Knowledge (that informs change), Tools (that enable change) 10478186_10203463753568222_8758986267975689446_nand Society (that effects change). India’s Role at the global stage: Open Knowledge India played an important role in the event and put forward a number of new ideas. Our mode of action has been finding out the problems that affect us locally, brainstorming with the global community, finding out solutions and finding out ways of implementing the solutions locally. The motto for us had been Thinking Local and Going Global. Among the few new lines of action that we proposed are:
  • Collaborating more with countries to that face problems similar to our country. We agreed to pool our resources and find out solutions to the intersection set of problems that we all face. Pooling our resources and attacking the problems together can help us a great deal in actually affecting positive changes.
  • Building up a common platform for discourse both within the community and outside of it, where the general public can be effectively involved in carrying out the positive changes.
  • Creating partnerships with countries like Bangladesh, Nepal,etc., with whom we share facets of our own culture.
‘Reflecting the diversity of the open movement, by including contributions from different disciplines, countries and cultures…’ had been the key lookout of the organizing team for the event this year. True to this spirit, the Open Knowledge Festival, 2014 did manage to create a melting-pot of ideas and discourse. It managed to create a roadmap for an even brighter future ahead for humanity.          

Open Knowledge Festival, 2014

- July 28, 2014 in 2014, Featured, india, OKFest14, Open Access, Open Data, Open Knowledge, open Knowledge Festival, Open Knowledge Foundation, Open Knowledge India, Open Science, open-education

IMG_20140715_195237This year’s Open Knowledge Festival was held from 15-17 July in Berlin, Germany. It was attended by representatives and enthusiasts from 56 countries. The Festival has been the largest of its kind till date and was attended by Google, Omidyar Network, Partnership for Open Data, Open Corporates, Science Open, Open-Steps, Wikirate among others. Among the keynote speakers were Neelie Kroes (Vice President and EU Commissioner for Digital Agenda, European Commission), Patrick Alley (Founder of Global Witness and member of the WEF Global Agenda Council for Conflict prevention), Beatriz Busaniche (Founder of Wikimedia Argentina and key member of Argentina’s Fundacion Via Libre), Ory Okolloh (Co-founder Ushahidi and Mzanlendo, Director of Investments Omidyar Network), Eric Hysen (Head of Politics and Elections, Google), etc. The festival played host to a number of bright new ideas and helped a great deal in consolidating the global stand for opening up information. The UnFestival and several fringe events formed an important part of the Open Knowledge Festival, 2014. In these, people from all over the world showcased their stories and exchanged ideas. The talks revolved around a diverse range of topics, including Open Data, Open Education, Open Glam, Open Science, building up new tools and partnerships, etc. A very efficient team of volunteers worked day and night to make the events a grand success. Open Minds to Open Action had been this years theme at the Festival. Knowledge, tools and society had been the three predominating streams around which all talks and discussions took place. To put broadly, the underlying driving forces had been: Knowledge (that informs change), Tools (that enable change) 10478186_10203463753568222_8758986267975689446_nand Society (that effects change). India’s Role at the global stage: Open Knowledge India played an important role in the event and put forward a number of new ideas. Our mode of action has been finding out the problems that affect us locally, brainstorming with the global community, finding out solutions and finding out ways of implementing the solutions locally. The motto for us had been Thinking Local and Going Global. Among the few new lines of action that we proposed are:
  • Collaborating more with countries to that face problems similar to our country. We agreed to pool our resources and find out solutions to the intersection set of problems that we all face. Pooling our resources and attacking the problems together can help us a great deal in actually affecting positive changes.
  • Building up a common platform for discourse both within the community and outside of it, where the general public can be effectively involved in carrying out the positive changes.
  • Creating partnerships with countries like Bangladesh, Nepal,etc., with whom we share facets of our own culture.
‘Reflecting the diversity of the open movement, by including contributions from different disciplines, countries and cultures…’ had been the key lookout of the organizing team for the event this year. True to this spirit, the Open Knowledge Festival, 2014 did manage to create a melting-pot of ideas and discourse. It managed to create a roadmap for an even brighter future ahead for humanity.          

Kæmpe Open Knowledge festival i Berlin – med stort nordisk community-møde

- July 28, 2014 in begivenhed, Berlin, event, internationalt, OKFestival, open Knowledge Festival, organisation

 

14736538812_bdbe0780e5_kFoto: Gregor Fischer (gfischer-photography.com), CC-BY

I forrige uge, 15.-17. juli 2014, var repræsentanter for Open Knowledge Danmark i Berlin for at deltage i den store OKFestival side om side med mere end 1.000 andre deltagere fra mere end 60 lande verden over. Temaet var “Open Minds to Open Action” og foregik rent praktisk i over 70 såkaldte sessions bygget op som workshops, debatter og foredrag – crowdsourced fra mere end 300 forslag og idéer indsendt af det globale open knowledge community bestående af fagfolk, aktivister og entusiaster fra alle 4 verdenshjørner. Samtidig var der også plads til masser af netværksdannelse og sociale stunder i det 2,5 dag lange program i det atypiske konferencecenter Kulturbrauerei; et tidligere bryggeri i hjertet af bydelen Prenzlauer Berg.

14550152220_874c0cb151_kFoto: Gregor Fischer (gfischer-photography.com), CC-BY

Programmet var særdeles bredt og favnede områder sådan open government, open science, open education, open culture, open design og meget, meget andet. Selv en workshop med gadekunstnere fra Kenya var på dagsordenen, hvor man som deltager kunne lære om street art som politisk værktøj for frihedsaktivister. I den mere konventionelle ende af spektret kunne man også opleve keynote-oplæg fra nogle af den digitales sfæres sværvægtere i form af selveste EU-vicekommisær Neelie Kroes (én af hendes sjældne konference-optrædender), Patrick Alley fra Global Witness, Beatriz Busaniche fra bl.a. Wikimedia Argentina og Eric Hysen der er Head of Politics & Elections hos Google. Specielt sidstnævnte var genstand for en del diskussioner, idet Google putter store resourcer i at skabe infrastruktur for åbne data, men samtidig som privat virksomhed (og iøvrigt medsponsor af festivalen) jo også har en mere kommerciel interesse der står i kontrast til motiverne hos en stor af Open Knowledge’s globale community, der i langt højere grad ser åben viden som et værktøj for mere politisk transparens, økonomisk lighed og frem for alt bedre og mere retfærdig fordeling af menneskehedens vidensbank. Netop den begejstrede, men samtidig pragmatiske og kritiske vinkel er siden blevet fremhævet i store medier som værende ét af de stærkeste træk ved festivalen.

14736852725_57ad90df6b_kFoto: Gregor Fischer (gfischer-photography.com), CC-BY

14734453564_20f456e9d6_kFoto: Gregor Fischer (gfischer-photography.com), CC-BY

Blandt festivalens deltagere var en ganske stor delegation fra de nordiske lande, og vi havde i forvejen aftalt (og offentligt annonceret) et såkaldt meetup
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– altså et uformelt møde hvor alle nysgerrige kunne møde op og deltage – under titlen “OKFN Nordic Meetup: For friendly vikings and everyone else”.
Dette havde vi fastlagt til den nærliggende café St. Oberholz, men måtte snart sande at pladsen var alt for trang! Mere end 25 deltagere fra Sverige, Finland, Norge og Danmark mødte op, og eventet blev hurtigt flyttet til en nærliggende volkspark, hvor solen, græs og afslappede Berlinere dannede en ualmindeligt hyggelig ramme om det egentlig ret historiske møde for open knowledge fællesskabet i Norden. Eneste land som uheldigvis var forhindret i at deltage var Island, som ellers også er en aktiv del af den nordiske sandwich når der skal diskuteres åben viden online.

2014-07-16 19.56.50Foto: Christian Villum, CC-BY-SA

Henover 2 timer blev alle introduceret og der blev snakket om fælles prioriteter, fælles projekter, samarbejdsværktøjer og generelt hygget, som vi jo har for vane under de nordlige himmelstrøg. Specielt når solen skinner og der kan hentes en kold øl ved nærmeste spätkauf. Miska Knapek fra Open Knowledge Finland, som iøvrigt var hovedinitiativtager til mødet, tog nogle fine noter, som kan findes her. De gode takter fra det nordiske møde vil blive fulgt op i de månedlige online møder (via Google Hangout og Skype) som grupperne i fællesskab afholder. Disse møder er åbne for alle, og det tilskyndes alle nysgerrige læsere af denne blog at deltage hvis man gerne vil høre mere. Næste møde er 6. august kl. 12.00 middag – for at deltage skal man blot skrive lidt på listen her. Hvis du vil læse mere om festivalen kan du besøge hjemmesiden, hvor specielt bloggen bugner af idéer, projekter og perspektiver med udgangspunkt i programmet. Du kan også se oversigten over online pads fra alle festivalens sessions (med noter fra hver session) – og denne Storify giver et godt overblik over meget af det der foregik undervejs. Hvis du er til den mere visuelle vinkel, så tjek det officielle fotogalleri på Flickr.    

Open Knowledge Festival 2014: From Apps to Ecosystems

- July 23, 2014 in Events, OK Festival, OK Festival 2014, OKFest14, Open Knowledge, open Knowledge Festival, Open Knowledge Ireland

The OKFestival in Berlin raised a series of important points:
  • The transition from building apps to building ecosystems
  • Creative Commons Licensing
  • Open for whom?
  • Building open networks
  • What happens after the party?
  Last week I attended OKFestival in Berlin thanks to the kind sponsorship from BaleFire Global. (This was my second Open Knowledge event as I attended OKCon in Geneva last year.) This year the Festival brought together over 1,000 advocates, activists and citizens from more than 60 countries. Participants were encouraged to work together to build tools and partnerships that will harness the power of openness as a positive force for change. It is exciting to witness how the Open Knowledge movement is maturing -we are becoming more pragmatic through experience and practice. As a group, we have come to realise that to make progress we need to evolve from holding sporadic events and building killer apps …. to focusing on the bigger picture, creating open alliances and developing a self-sustaining ecosystem for open data to make difference in the lives of real people.  

Becoming Data Literate

The Open Knowledge foundation has often referred to open data as the public library of the 21st century. We need this library to help people become data literate, and likewise need to help people become digitally literate to use this library. We need to help people to develop digital skills which are essential for the 21st century through a parallel process of open education. It’s clear that as citizens in a rapidly evolving and increasingly data driven society, we lack access to the skills, tools, time and the energy to make the most of increasingly available data.  

Open for Whom?

The conversation on surveillance which was initiated at the OGP meeting in London (Oct 2013) continued at OK Fest. This raised a crucial question for many participants: Open for whom? It’s clear that as private citizens we have very little  privacy and that ‘public’ bodies and ‘public’ servants are not public. To have a chance to restore balance we need to equip ourselves with the skills and tools to protect ourselves and our private identity and to put in place checks and balances on information collected on us by governments and corporations. As a particular tool, the web gives us a space; it allows us to express our concerns, desires, opinions and to make our voices heard. As a community, we need to learn how to better translate our online efforts into institutional change. We need to learn to lobby and we need to know how to negotiate. In many of our efforts,we are naive. To become active citizens, we need to learn from the past, participate in present developments and connect with other movements.  

Building Open Coalitions

One of the more compelling realisations that emerged from the fruitful discussions in Berlin, was that not only do we need to find more effective ways of working together, we need to learn how to build open coalitions with groups and initiatives with similar goals. The highlight of the festival was a keynote delivered by Vice-President of the European Commission and Commissioner for the Digital Agenda Neelie Kroes. She credited Open Knowledge catalysing the movement globally (video starts at 22min 35sec). Later that same day and in harmony with Commissioner Kroes’ message,  the European Commission issued recommendations for encouraging public sector information re-use under Creative Common Licenses. image02 We need to build ecosystems (not apps)…. We need governments, funders, civil society and developers to work together. Although we do not always share the same agenda, we do share many values, goals and objectives – by identifying these and making them transparent we can find common ground for collective action. 20140715_154718  

And so…What happens after the party?

OKFest 2014 Storified: HERE

Gå ikke glip af Open Knowledge Festival i Berlin denne sommer!

- June 10, 2014 in åben data, begivenhed, Berlin, OKFestival, open Knowledge Festival

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Er du interesseret i hvordan åbne data kan bruges til at skabe et mere balanceret samfund? Hvor borgere har fri adgang til vigtig information, som informerer og forbedrer deres liv og velfærd? Hvor menneskets samlede viden skaber velstand for de mange istedet for de få? 
Så bør du ikke misse dette års Open Knowledge Festival. Den løber af stablen i Berlin fra 15.-17. juli på Kulturbrauerei og vil samle et internationalt publikum af tænkere, skabere, udviklere og aktivister, som vil diskutere hvor undertitlen “Open Minds to Open Action” skal fortolkes.
 
Programmet for festivalen er nu online – og du kan også finde yderligere information omkring sessions, talere og side-events på festivalens blog
Festivalen starter med åbningsaftenprogrammet Open Knowledge Fair tirsdag d. 15. juli fra kl. 18.00-20.30. Denne spændende start på festivalen byder på demostande, kunstneriske optrædender, interaktive hands-on aktiviteter og muligheden for at møde alle de øvrige deltagere i social sammenhæng med musik og drinks.
Kerneprogrammet skydes igang onsdag d. 16. juli og torsdag d. 17. juli. Begge dage vil begynde med keynote talere der bl.a. inkluderer Beth Noveck (The GovLab), Eric Hysen (Google), Beatriz Busaniche (Fundacion Via Libre) og Patrick Alley (Global Witness). Keynote talerne følges af community-drevne sessions indenfor tre brede kategorier: “knowledge”, “tools” og “society”. Session formaterne inkluderer workshops, hacks og diskussioner – og Open Knowledge Danmark vil være til stede og deltage i forskellige sessions, samt co-organisere bl.a. et meetup med medlemmer af de øvrige nordiske Open Knowledge Lokalgrupper.
 
Der forventes deltagere fra over 60 lande og Open Knowledge vil enormt gerne tilføje netop DIN stemme til diskussionerne. Billetter er stadigvæk tilgængelige og kan fåes med 10% rabat for grupper med 5 personer eller mere.
 
Læs meget mere om indhold, program og meget mere på www.okfestival.org.
 
Håber vi ses i Berlin i juli!

OGDCamp + OKCon = Open Knowledge Festival 2012 ad Helsinki, Finlandia

- February 7, 2012 in Events, Featured, OGDCamp, OKFest, open Knowledge Festival

Nota: articolo tratto dall’annuncio del Open Knowledge Festival 2011 di Kat Braybrooke Il 17-22 settembre 2012 tutte le comunità si troveranno, per una settimana, sulle rive di Helsinki per celebrare il Festival Open Knowledge – e proprio voi siete i primi ad essere invitati! Per questo festival – il primo del suo genere al mondo [...]