Open Data Campaigning Camp

Posted: March 17, 2011 in Events, Open Data Movement
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This is a fringe event to the E-Campaigning Forum run by Fairsay. Rolf Kleef (Open for Change) and Tim Davies (Practical Participation) are co-ordinating the day in a voluntary capacity, with support from Javier Ruiz (Open Rights Group)


The Open Data Campaigning Camp will immediately follow the annual E-Campaigning Forum (#ECF11), so will be targeted particularly at campaigners interested in increasing their understanding of how to engage with open data. They also invite developers and data experts interested in exploring the connections between data and campaigning.


Thursday, 24th March at 09:30 AM


St. Annes College


The day will start with an introduction to open data, the history of open data campaigning, and short presentations on finding and using data, and on publishing data, for advocacy and campaigning. Then there will be action-learning – with participants choosing projects to work on throughout the day – exploring open data for campaigning around a key themes including:

  • International Development
  • Environment and Climate
  • Public Spending Cuts

Projects might include: designing a campaign using open data; building a data visualisation; creating a data campaigning toolkit for local activists; creating a data-driven mobile app for campaigning; publishing a dataset for campaigners to create mash-ups with; exploring and updating data catalogues; and whatever other ideas you bring along.The great thing is is that there will be support on hand to introduce different ways of engaging with data. Sign up for it here.



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