- Date: Saturday 5th March 2016, 11am-7pm (doors open: 10:30am)
- Place: Newspeak House, 133 Bethnal Green Road, London
- Cost: Free
- Register: register now on the eventbrite page
- Hashtag: #OpenDataDay + #London
- Shared event doc: https://pad.okfn.org/p/open-data-day-london-2016
Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world’s local, regional and national governments.
The event is free and open to all, curious citizens, journalists, tech-geeks, students, scientists, graphic designers. Come by on the day to learn, hack, wrangle and just plain hangout.
We emphasize that no specialist skills are needed - come along to learn and connect with other members of the community. You don’t need to know anything about (open) data or technology in advance – enthusiasm and interest is all that is needed and you’ll get support and advice from others!
Theme: tax justice and inequality.
There is no formal program as we will form the projects, team and overall program on the day. However, to give a sense of structure:
10:30: Doors open
11:00-11:30 Introductions and project pitches
This is where you can propose a project to work on. The project does not need to be an app: it could be research, a data-driven investigation, a visualization, a piece of story-telling - it just needs to use open data
18:00: Demo Time
19:00 Adjourn to local pub
Should I bring anything?
We recommend bringing a device that will allow you to access and browse the internet (via wifi - wifi will be provided). A laptop or tablet would be perfect.
If you plan to code, design or write quite bit of content we recommend bringing a laptop rather than just a tablet as it will be easier to write with.
Do I need specific skills to participate?
No - you don’t need any special skills (technical, data or otherwise) to get involved. Interest and enthusiasm are recommended