Open Data Day London 2016


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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

13:30: Lunch

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 :slight_smile:

I’m a journalist, can I cover the event?

Yes, absolutely - there will be plenty of people to talk to. If you want to get in touch to arrange please contact @Mor or @EdSaperia


Open Data Day London is coordinated by volunteers from Open Knowledge England, Open Knowledge Labs and others. It is generously hosted by Newspeak House.

Coming to Italy in March 2016

Hello everyone,

I wanted to ask if there is a chance I could shortly present my work at the event.
I would love to meet the open data community in London but I cannot afford travel and lodging expenses. However, I have received a scholarship from my Masters’ that would cover the costs if I present my work at the event.

I have two works to propose:
1st - In my masters’ thesis I researched the obstacles to implement OGD agendas in local public administrations in Italy and France. Here is the abstract and table of contents.
2nd - My PhD research proposal about self-organized citizens that use OGD as a tool to uphold their role as stakeholders in urban policy making. The first page briefly describes the idea.

I would be more interested in presenting the second one, although I am currently sending applications to several universities and will not receive an answer at least until March 15 (when my first interview is set). I wonder if that makes my work “un-presentable”, assuming PhD proposals are indeed accepted as project pitches.

Thanks for your attention.



Is there already a timeline for Open Data Day 2017? Background: I take over the coordination for the Open Data Day in Austria. Unfortunately we will not be able to participate in this years open data day,but for 2017 we will be prepared.

I would like to get the contact point to discuss the domain etc.

Best, Johann


@mor @EdSaperia any updates on planning for London Open Data Day that is worth sharing? Are you all set?


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HI @jhoechtl! No talks about ODD17, but you are welcome to write to the list - (I recommend after the events next week :slight_smile: )

I would have to discuss about the domain with our tech team. Currently, OK control the domain, but it is taking us some sysadmin time. I would like to work with the team with procedure that would be affective for these cases. @nigelb and @pwalsh - for your attention.


Hi @Federico- Sorry I missed this topic until now!
You are more than welcome to come to ODD 16 in London, but this is going to be more of a hands on event, and will focus on Tax justice.

However, I think that you should speak to @jwyg, I think your second proposal will be interesting for him .