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Wednesday, July 16 • 16:30 - 17:30
Can Open Data Go Wrong?

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The free and open exchange of knowledge empowers people, promotes accountability and sparks creativity. However, publishing and using data for social good can sometimes have the opposite result: cautionary tales are shared in corridors and back channels about open data projects that empowered the powerful, endangered the powerless, and generally made things worse while honestly trying to help. This session will provide a safe and private conversation space for all those who wish to share their experiences of open data snafus, ranging from hilarious to perilous, with the goal of transparently learning from our failures, and empowering new projects with roadmaps on how to open and share responsibly.

Session hashtags: #OKOHNO

This year, Making All Voices Count are supporting this session and we’re grateful to them for making this conversation possible at the festival. This session remains editorially independent as it was put together in consultation with the Programme Team following the same guidelines as for other sessions at the festival. For more details about programme sponsors see our Sponsors page.    

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Lindsay Beck

Program Manager, Open Technology Fund, RFA
Lindsay Beck is a Program Manager at Radio Free Asia's Open Technology Fund, where she is actively engaged in OTF’s day-to-day operations, as it supports the development of global Internet freedom tools.
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Alix Dunn

Executive Director, The Engine Room
Alix is a specialist in organisational development and strategy, and technology for social change. She advises partners on how to use data and technology effectively, responsibly and impactfully. She is a leading trainer and advisor in data and technology for partners ranging from... Read More →
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Tin Geber

the engine room
Tin has a background in communication studies, web development, and interface design, and he works to simplify the relationship between technology, data, and human beings.
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Mushon Zer-Aviv

Shenkar College + The Public Knowledge Workshop (IL)
Mushon Zer-Aviv is a designer, an educator and a media activist based in Tel Aviv & NY. As a part of his work with the Public Knowledge Workshop in Israel he is leading a few budget transparency and civic action initiatives. Mushon teaches digital media at Shenkar School of Engineering... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 16:30 - 17:30 CEST
Space K2 Kulturbrauerei

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