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Tuesday, July 15
 

18:00

Open Data Impact Stories from the Global South
The Partnership for Open Data fosters sustainable open data ecosystems in developing countries. Our partners will present solutions they found for the challenges in successfully implementing Open Data policies in their countries. If you know impact stories from your country that you would like to share or are interested in collaborating with the Partnership for Open Data then please come over.

Speakers

Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

Open Data Index
The Open Data Index assesses the state of open government data around the world.

An increasing number of governments have committed to open up data, but how much key information is actually being released? Is the available data legally and technically usable so that citizens, civil society and businesses can realise the full benefits of the information? Which countries are the most advanced and which are lagging in relation to open data? The Open Data Index is a fixed snapshot of the national Open Data Census project from October 28th, 2013, and has been developed to help answer such questions by collecting and presenting information on the state of open data around the world - to ignite discussions between citizens and governments.



This fair stand is coordinated by the Open Government Data Open Knowledge Working Group. The content 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.  

Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

Open Steps
Open Steps (Alex and Margo) spent 1 year travelling around the world discovering and documenting Open Knowledge projects, and is coming back home to Berlin now and wants to celebrate with the OKFestival folks!
Experience about the numerous and exciting initiatives promoting Open Knowledge/Data/Government/Source that Alex and Margo have discovered on their journey through Europe, India, Asia and South-America.
And suggest other relevant projects that will become the target of future Open Steps' research!

Facilitators
AC

Alex Corbi

Open Steps
Living and working in Berlin as freelance software developer and consultant (mostly mobile & web). | Alex has traveled around the world running Open Steps: A journey around the world discovering and showcasing open knowledge projects.
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Margo Thierry

Open Steps
Has spent five years actively working in the field of EU Affairs. | From July 2013 and for one year, Margo has traveled around the world running Open Steps: A journey around the world discovering and showcasing open knowledge projects. | Lives and Works in Berlin

Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

Stop Secret Contracts
Sign our petition to make information about public contracts open, to strengthen scrutiny of how public money is spent. We need your help!

Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

Artists Without A Cause
Artists Without a Cause AWAC strives to create a symbiotic relationship between artists working in the political and social field with organizations and activists who are championing a cause. We want to bridge the gap and create a common language between goal-oriented and focused activists and process-oriented artists working on the same issues.

We aim to connect organizations and activists who are interested in engaging with audiences and participants using new, diverse and creative methods with artists who create socially and politically engaged artwork. We aim to connect artists working in a contextual manner with the organizations and activists who are building the knowledge bases essential for their production and expansion of their work.

Hashtag: #OKFestAWAC

This year, Artists Without a Cause have helped to coordinate this stand and we’re grateful to them for bringing many artists' work to our attention and helping to organise their presence at the festival. This session remains editorially independent.


 

Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

GIF animation jam session LIVE
The GIF animation jam session is an open workshop that ignites a spark of life into Public Domain images. Participants will be working on Public Domain images found online, turning them into animated GIFs. Animated GIFs are playful and easy to make without prior experience, and provide a way to move away from still pictures as static items. We provide a shared space for exploring archival treasures, opening the door to new interpretations of the past. Finished animated GIFs will be uploaded to a blog and projected large on a screen. A selection of the animated GIFs will then be featured on The Public Domain Review. Important: bring your own laptop!

Please see the Open GIFs blog for inspirational materials and instructions on how to make animated GIFs:
http://publicdomaingifs.tumblr.com/

This session was co-created by the Public Domain Open Knowledge Working Group. 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. 

Facilitators
avatar for Adam Green

Adam Green

Editor, The Public Domain Review
Editor of The Public Domain Review, a not-for-profit project dedicated to protecting and celebrating, in all its richness and variety, the cultural public domain - that vast corpus of works from the history of art, literature and ideas which are now free from copyright. In particular, our focus is on the digital copies of these works, the mission being to facilitate the appreciation, use and growth of a digital cultural commons which is open... Read More →

Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

Let's make food from data!
Data can be extracted from anything, and they can be converted to anything. We can make food from data, and that’s what we’ll do. Participants will collect data about each other and then explore ways of expressing the data for perception by the senses of vision, sight, smell and touch. Food will be involved. You’ll learn to see data as a real thing rather than some nebulous buzzword.

Facilitators
Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

Sensors, Uncensored: Using Sensors to Enrich Storytelling
As the digital landscape evolves, sensors are bridging the virtual world with the physical world and opening the door to a whole new kind of storytelling. While still nascent in practice, a trend called “sensor journalism” is growing as journalists experiment with new technology and tools to gather information and expand on knowledge about environmental factors like air quality, water quality, and even urban sound design.
The emergence of sensor journalism is an opportunity to cultivate a culture of experimentation, engage new audiences, build communities within crowdsourcing, and democratize the storytelling process.

Facilitators
avatar for Lily Bui

Lily Bui

M.S. Candidate in Comparative Media Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Talk to me about remote + networked sensor technology, journalism, citizen science, or burritos. In no particular order.

Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

csv soundsystem LIVE
Music! Dance! Open data visuals!
Have a taste: http://vimeo.com/76190871

Facilitators
Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

Open Access Button
The Open Access Button is a bookmarklet that lets users track when they are denied access to research, then search for alternative access to the article. The beta launched in November, received critical reception and has been endorsed and used by thousands. Since then, the team has been hard at work building Button 2.0. This will be more powerful, better and more useful than ever, and launching this year. We'll share our experience, demonstrate how the project is helping the global push towards more open scholarly publishing, and let everyone get involved.

Facilitators
avatar for David Carroll

David Carroll

Co-Lead, Open Access Button
I am a medical student. I am co-founder and co-lead of the Open Access Button. I spend all my time thinking about and talking about (this is a warning) all things open, things that should be open, the web, evidence-based medicine and cats. The Open Access Button is a browser bookmarklet that lets users search for alternative access to research articles and report when they are denied access to research. Since we launched in November 2013, the... Read More →
avatar for Oleg Lavrovsky

Oleg Lavrovsky

Board member, Opendata.ch
I'm super excited about openness on a technical, business and legal level as a way of disrupting stale convention and building bridges for an inclusive society. At OK Festival, I'm going to put my geek hat on to talk about Data, and my lab coat in support of Open Access initiatives.
avatar for Joseph McArthur

Joseph McArthur

I spend far too much time thinking about things with the word open in front of them., The Right to Research Coalition
https://static.sched.org/a10/1397823/avatar.jpg.320x320px.jpg?259

Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

PeerLibrary
Find. Explore. Organize.
  • Find the articles you’re looking for.
  • Explore related research.
  • Organize your library and your thoughts.
Collaborate

Participate in open discussion that drives ideas and academia forward. PeerLibrary is a friendly environment to share insights and exchange feedback to facilitate innovative research.We provide a collaborative layer of knowledge on top of academic publications. See and share real-time highlights and annotations with the world, a group you're working with, or keep them private.

Learn

PeerLibrary provides a supportive space to learn about research and ask questions of peers and experts. Follow authors and other users to understand their perspectives, make connections, and discover new ideas.

Be Open

Open knowledge. Open access. Open source.
At PeerLibrary, we believe that knowledge should be open and accessible.


Meet the PeerLibrary community! 


Facilitators
avatar for Mitar

Mitar

PeerLibrary/UC Berkeley
Twitter: mitar_m | | I am a PhD student at UC Berkeley interested in open science, science collaboration, e-democracy, deliberative democracy, collective intelligence, trust networks, group decision support systems, collaboration tools, peer-to-peer and distributed systems, wireless mesh/community networks, organic/self-healing technologies. | | I am active in the project called PeerLibrary (https://peerlibrary.org/), which is... Read More →

Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

Open Bank Project
The Open Bank Project is an open source project born as a response to corruption and financial malpractice. It leverages Web 2.0 and APIs to provide an open data stream of transaction data that account holders can share securely.

Moreover, It allows people to enrich individual transactions with comments, tags and pictures. Thus encouraging a lively dialogue around the flow of money. Local communities and companies can leverage our open API to produce relevant financial products and services for all age ranges, needs and niches.
Let's talk about financial transparency, ask us more about the security and privacy concerns we face; how we have approached banks; the technologies we developed; the partners we’re working with and the data sets that we made available.
And, most importantly, come and share your insights and lessons learned on your journey to financial transparency.

Facilitators
Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

OpenSpending
It's our money!
By understanding how governments spend money in our name can we have a say in how that money will affect our own lives.
The journey starts here.

This fair stand is coordinated by the OpenSpending Open Knowledge Working Group. The content 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. 

Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

Opening Closistan
ِIn a country called Closistan, the government and the people do not believe in, nor see any value in open data. How to raise awareness? Build a community? Propose draft laws or hack existing ones? Form synergies with NGOs and Businesses? And finally convince the government to adopt openness?

Facilitators
TA

Tarek Amr

Computational Linguist, Meedan
I had my postgraduate degree in Data Mining and Information Retrieval at the University of East Anglia. I am trying to challenge the old saying, "Jack of all trades, master of none". I have about 10 years experience in Software Development. In previous lives I used to work as an Information Security Consultant and Presales Manager. I also have been volunteering in Global Voices Online (GVO) since 2007, and currently I am local ambassador of the... Read More →

Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

Tracka: Crowdsourcing Service Delivery
We'll present BudgIT's new tool called Tracka (dev.tracka.ng) which allows citizens to report projects and connect to public officials via email and sms. This spans across many issues in the society ranging from budgets, contracts, campaign promises and issues. Let's talk about how to improve the platform and deploy ity effectively for global uses!

Facilitators
avatar for Oluseun Onigbinde

Oluseun Onigbinde

Co-Founder, BudgIT Nigeria
Oluseun Onigbinde is the Lead Partner of BudgIT, a civic organization he co-founded in 2011 which works to simplify access to government data and also drives institutional reform. He is a contributor to Data Journalism Handbook and also a member of the OpenSpending Wiki Group, an initiative of the Open Knowledge Foundation based in the United Kingdom. He is a graduate of Electrical Electronics Engineering at the University of Agriculture... Read More →

Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

An open data manifesto: crowd sourcing a 'social contract' between governments and citizens
We will crowd source ideas for a manifesto for an open data era. We will engage people in advance of OKFest using social media, and then over the 2 days of the festival. Using a ballot box, online tools and speaking to attendees, we will collect ideas for inclusion in the manifesto. Our efforts, both before and at the festival, will ensure we get contributions from a diverse group of people - both internationally and from different backgrounds. Overnight & in the morning of the second day we will work on a first draft, which we will open up to discussion in a second session on day 2. We will publish it online so amendments can be followed as they're made. At the end we will leave the manifesto online & invite people to comment on it over the following month. 

Facilitators
Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

Science HackDay Berlin
We will demonstrate
  • GAME: A Hacked DIY 3D printer turned into a Giant Atom Manipulator for Education with beautiful 3D vizualisations. Hacks created and further developed from SHD Berlin 2013
  • Cellfie cam: not picture of yourself from your prison cell, But a hack that turns a mobile phone with a simple lens into a microscope!
Hackers, makers, developers, designers and weird scientists from all walks of life, join us!

Facilitators
LP

Lucy Patterson

Co-organiser, Science Hack Day Berlin
Science communicator, maker and problem-solver. Open access and open science enthusiast. Molecular biologist and former labrat. Thinks science is too cool for the scientists to keep it all to themselves. Currently working for the Berlin Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine as communications officer. | https://twitter.com/lu_cyP

Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

Physical Computing Club
Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Interactive installations, Creative coding, Hardware hacking… If that sounds familiar (or inviting) then it’s time for you to join the Physical Computing Club!
http://www.physicalcomputingclub.org/

Facilitators
Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

18:00

DIY Making for Social and Environmental Justice
Public Lab is a community which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. By democratizing inexpensive and accessible Do-It-Yourself techniques, Public Lab creates a collaborative network of practitioners who actively re-imagine the human relationship with the environment. Public Lab has created a number of low cost tools for monitoring including aerial imaging, remote sensing, and water and air quality monitoring. At OKFestival, we'll aim to facilitate the learning process of embedding Public Lab methodology into DIY style making for environmental good. Participants will learn the importance of grassroots co-creation in conceptualizing tools and techniques for environmental health monitoring. It will demonstrate the importance of community involvement in metholodogical design, from the first step of problem identification, to show how open hardware and software tools can be scaled and replicated into other locations.

Facilitators
avatar for Shannon Dosemagen

Shannon Dosemagen

Executive Director, Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science
A founder of Public Lab, Shannon is based in New Orleans as Executive Director of the organization, managing the work of the Public Lab nonprofit. With a background in community organizing and education, Shannon held positions with the Anthropology and Geography Department at Louisiana State University as a Community Researcher and Ethnographer on a study about the social impacts of the BP oil spill in coastal Louisiana and worked at the... Read More →

Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Space S5 Kulturbrauerei

18:00

Security in a Box
Facilitators
KS

Kaustubh Srikanth

Tactical Technology Collective
Tactical Tech is an organisation dedicated to the use of information in activism. | | We focus on the use of data, design and technology in campaigning through our Evidence & Action programme and on helping activists understand and manage their digital security and privacy risks through our Privacy & Expression programme.

Tuesday July 15, 2014 18:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

19:00

Politaoke LIVE
Turning political speeches into karaoke. POLITical speeches as karAOKE = POLITAOKE. 

Politicians are actors, deliverers of words cleverly written by high paid political scientists working as speech writers sent to them via teleprompters. Other times they are professional improvisers, stringing together the current events jargon into sound bits and phrases that are perfect for being cut into newspapers, radio shows and television. But their words, whether powerful, ridiculous or down right wrong, belong to us. Politaoke provides the audience a platform to perform, mock and finally hear and see clearly what their politicians say.

Completely non-partisan, Politaoke allows the audience to decide how to interpret each politician’s words, whether serious or in a sarcastic manner. The politician’s speeches and interviews are provided, word for word, only edited into sections (songs) of 1 – 8 minutes. A series of debates, interviews and television appearances are also provided as duets.

Politaoke is crowd-sourcing the upcoming set list! Request a speech here (all countries and political affiliations are welcomed and encouraged)! 

Politaoke | @Politaoke | Facebook | YouTube

Hashtags: #OKFestAWAC #OKFestaoke #YouforOffice #MeineRede

This year, Artists Without a Cause have helped to coordinate this performance and we’re grateful to them for bringing these artists' work to our attention and helping to organise their presence at the festival. This session remains editorially independent. 

Artists
avatar for Diana Arce

Diana Arce

Artists Without a Cause



Tuesday July 15, 2014 19:00 - 21:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei
 
Wednesday, July 16
 

09:00

Welcome
Wednesday July 16, 2014 09:00 - 09:20
Kino 3 Kulturbrauerei

09:00

Q&A – Wall
The idea of this session is to have a physical wall at the venue to either post sticky notes or to directly write on it (e.g. whiteboard). Everybody is encouraged to ask questions or ideas that he/she wants to talk about and either propose to meet at a certain place and time to do so or post for instance a twitter account to clarify the details.

The idea is that there is a low barrier to ask questions - especially for people that are new to the conference. It can be quite intimidating to attend a conference where you know nobody but would like to talk about certain topics.

The wall itself can then be a meeting point and people can read interesting proposals and questions. If they are interested in the same thing they might join the following meeting.

Facilitators
SO

Stefan Oderbolz

Web Developer / Software Engineer, Liip

Wednesday July 16, 2014 09:00 - 18:30
Frannz Kulturbrauerei

09:00

Tools tools and more tools – Wall
Facilitators
ZR

Zara Rahman

Open Development Toolkit Lead, Open Knowledge / Development Initiatives
Zara leads work on the Open Development Toolkit, an initiative working to bring together tools and training materials to help people make sense of aid data.
avatar for Gabriela Rodriguez

Gabriela Rodriguez

Software Developer / Organizer, DATA
Gabriela is a software developer with passion for free software, independent media and open knowledge. She co-founded the Uruguayan nonprofit DATA that works with open data and transparency in South America.
MV

Marcos Vanetta

Knight Mozilla Fellow, TexasTribune
Marcos is a Software Engineer. Hacker at analice.me and collaborator at Hacks / Hackers BA. He loves good beer and good music and works at the TexasTribune as a Knight Mozilla Fellow.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 09:00 - 18:30
Kesselhaus Kulturbrauerei

09:20

Keynote – Patrick Alley
Facilitators
RH

Robin Hodess

Advocacy & Research Group Director, TI-S

Speakers
avatar for Patrick Alley

Patrick Alley

Director, Global Witness
Patrick Alley is a Co-founder and Director of Global Witness, which focuses on preventing conflict and corruption arising from the use of natural resources. Mr. Alley focuses on tackling the trade in Conflict Resources (natural resource trade that can cause, perpetuate and fund conflict). In particular Mr. Alley works on the Democratic Republic of Congo, Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire, and also leads Global Witness’ campaign against industrial... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 09:20 - 09:40
Kino 3 Kulturbrauerei

10:00

Keynote – Beatriz Busaniche
Facilitators
avatar for Renata Avila

Renata Avila

Web We Want Lead, World Wide Web Foundation
Renata is Board member of Creative Commons, Lead of the Web We Want initiative at Web Foundation, Researcher for Cyberstewards at Citizen Lab. Human Rights Lawyer and activist from Guatemala

Speakers

Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:00 - 10:40
Kino 3 Kulturbrauerei

10:50

Fireside Chat – Ory Okolloh
Speakers
OO

Ory Okolloh

Ory is currently a Director of Investments at Omidyar Network Africa, a philanthropic investment firm. | | Prior to joining Omidyar Network, Ory was Google’s policy manager for sub-Saharan Africa. She was responsible for managing government relations and driving the implementation of policies that increased Internet access and supported the growth of local online content. Previously, Ory was at the forefront of... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:50 - 11:30
Kino 3 Kulturbrauerei

11:15

unFestival
The OKFestival unconference!

Hosted by DATA Uruguay, the creators of the fabulous AbreLatAm unconference.
http://www.abrelatam.org/

Pitch your session on the spot, be part of the UnFestival programme of the day and rock the floor!

Info and schedule (published LIVE on July 16 and 17): okfestival.org/programme/unfestival
Hashtag: #OKunFestival  

Facilitators
avatar for Daniel Carranza

Daniel Carranza

Co-fundador, DATA Uruguay
Co-fundador de DATA Uruguay (http://datauy.org), organización de la soc. civil que crea herramientas y hace activismo por los Datos y Gobierno Abierto local y regionalmente a través de iniciativas como ABRELATAM. Consultor en herramientas y medios digitales para multilaterales, gobiernos, sociedad civil y empresas. Especializado en Gobierno Abierto y Gobierno Digital. Fellow de Gobierno Abierto de la Organización de los Estados Americanos... Read More →
avatar for Victoria Esteves

Victoria Esteves

Comunicadora, DATA
Soy Victoria, comunicadora, y trabajo en DATA (casi) desde sus inicios.
avatar for Gabriela Rodriguez

Gabriela Rodriguez

Software Developer / Organizer, DATA
Gabriela is a software developer with passion for free software, independent media and open knowledge. She co-founded the Uruguayan nonprofit DATA that works with open data and transparency in South America.
avatar for Fabrizio Scrollini

Fabrizio Scrollini

Research Coordinator, ILDA
ILDA
avatar for Fernando Uval

Fernando Uval

Board Member, DATA
Self-learned software developer. Almost philosopher and student in Mechanical Engineering, recently opted for change to Physics. Passionate about open knowledge, equality among people and love. Interested in Buddhism and Quantum, think that the little we have in this world should be shared.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:15 - 17:30
Space L1 Kulturbrauerei

11:30

Morning break
Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:30 - 12:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

11:45

Get Creative: Crafting & Conveying Your Message through Street, Guerrilla, Graffiti Art (for artists and non-artists)
This session is designed to help non-artist professionals with the process of how to think creatively to convey your information or message. A team of Nairobi-based graffiti artist-activists will help you in building strong concepts and narratives through visual and street art. Also, we will discuss how to work in collaboration with artists to reach your audiences. Be prepared with your info, in all its complexities. It will be a hands-on, iterative workshop, but you don't need any artistic background.

Hashtags: #OKFestGraffiti #OKFestAWAC

This year, Artists Without a Cause have helped to coordinate this session and we’re grateful to them for bringing these artists' work to our attention and helping to organise their presence at the festival. This session remains editorially independent.  

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.     

Artists
B

Bankslave

Spray Uzi team
Bankslave is a Nairobi-based street artist, part of the Spray Uzi team. One of the pioneers of street art in Nairobi, Kenya, and East Africa, Bankslave won accolades with the British Council street art contests most recently. He has been painting for 13 years now, and his work is visible all across Nairobi. Bankslave was part of the original team that politicized street graffiti and brought it into the mainstream in Kenya. 
S

Swift

Aerosol A rt
Swift is a Nairobi-based graffiti and visual artist, part of the Spray Uzi team, specializing in realistic murals and stencils. Swift was part of the original team that politicized street graffiti and brought it into the mainstream. He works in a wide range of media. He teaches and works with younger graffiti artists on concepts and skills.
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UhuruB

UhuruB is a Nairobi-based graffiti and visual artist, part of the Spray Uzi team, with over a decade of experience. Uhuru often teaches and works with younger graffiti artists on concepts and skills. He is now an artist in residence at Kuona Trust.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:45 - 13:00
Space C1 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Defining and Designing Successful Data Journalism Initiatives in Developing Countries
Data journalism has tremendous potential to drive transparency and uncover corruption in developing countries and many donors are funding data journalism as a means to good governance and transparency. But what does it take to grow a sustainable data community? Can we evaluate the most common strategies: conferences, boot camps, fellowships, hackathons and reporting grants and evaluate which have produced concrete data journalism that have had a social and policy impact? Did they lead to growth of the data communities needed to provide technical support to journalists? How do we measure things like engagement, policy impact and shifts in media culture in a traditional media environment where online analytics are of little use? What are the minimum data, technology, and media requirements for data journalism initiatives to be viable? Are we honest with donors about how much can be accomplished under different conditions?

How the session will be structured
Debate and discussion: I would like each participant to share one success and one failure in projects to foster data journalism in a developing country and how they measure success and failure. Then we will develop a list of essential elements for different types of interventions and come up with a list of best practices.

Session hashtag: #OKFestDDDJ 

Facilitators
avatar for Eva Constantaras

Eva Constantaras

Data Journalism Advisor, Internews Network
Eva Constantaras is a data and investigative journalist and a trainer specialised in cross-border journalism projects to combat corruption and encourage transparency. She has worked in Latin America, Asia and East Africa on topics ranging from displacement and kidnapping by organised crime networks to extractive industries and election violence

Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space S1 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Enabling Reliable Narrators: Opening up Openness beyond the Usual Suspects
For those diagnosed with disabilities later in life and for those who acquire them, it can be difficult to find relevant information. Wikipedia is a great help. So is Open Access to journal articles, so is encouraging the writing and opening up of lay summaries, so is encouraging people with a high level of understanding to share evidence-based information that goes beyond the purely medical.

Understanding and accepting disability as part of identity is vital. Open Science is well established, but doesn’t address how people understand themselves. Humanities and social sciences can do that. Open Education can do that. The Open community also needs to better reflect the world's diversity - it currently skews very white, very middle class, very non-disabled and fairly male.

Accepting disability as an identity means challenging your own and others' perceptions of you as an unreliable narrator and participating in your own narrative, using open knowledge from many disciplines as both a tool to understand and a weapon in the face of ignorance. It also means having to deal with the fact that people who aren't disabled generally have very little interest in disability or real participatory accessibility.

This session will be about bringing disciplines together to innovate and tackle this problem.

Session hashtag: #OKFestDis

Facilitators
avatar for Penny Andrews

Penny Andrews

Doctoral Researcher, University of Sheffield

Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space K1 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Open Access Global Review
More info coming soon - stay tuned!

This session was co-created by the Open Access Open Knowledge Working Group. 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.


Facilitators
avatar for Peter Murray-Rust

Peter Murray-Rust

Univ Cambridge
Peter is Reader Emeritus in molecular informatics, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, and Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow

Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space K3 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Open Educational Resources and Policy: Overview and Synergies with Fellow Open Movements
Over the last five years, Open Educational Resources (OER) policies have increasingly developed around the world, creating new opportunities and introducing new challenges. The European "Opening Up Education" initiative, launched last year, brought the idea of open education into the mainstream, while also introducing the potential for "openwashing": thinning out the standards of openness. The workshop will be targeted at people working on the development of open policies, but who are not necessarily knowledgeable about OER. We will start with a global overview of OER policy, a quick snapshot of key cases and models being adopted. In the second part, we will lead a discussion on what is a model OER policy and how it related to other open policies (for Open Access or Open Data, for instance).

Session hashtag:#OKFestOER



This session was co-created by the Open Education Open Knowledge Working Group. 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.




Facilitators
avatar for Nicole Allen

Nicole Allen

Hi! I'm Nicole Allen, Director of Open Education for SPARC and part of the Organizing Committee of OpenCon 2016. My day job is leading SPARC's work on Open Education, including advocating for U.S. federal and state policy, supporting on-campus efforts to advance OER through academic libraries, and international advocacy for open education through the Open Government Partnership. I also help out with organizing OpenCon by coordinating the application and review process, and logistics for attendees. I've been working to advance open education since I graduated university about ten years ago (even before), and have a background in grassroots organizing and policy advocacy.

, SPARC
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Delia Browne

Delia Browne is the national copyright director of the National Copyright Unit to the Australian Schools and VET sector and is an expert in copyright law, Creative Commons and OER. She is one of the co- drafters of the Cape Town Declaration on OER and co- founder and President of Peer 2 Peer University (P2PU). She is an active advocate of OER in Australia and internationally and is currently leading the advocacy on behalf of the Australian... Read More →
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Melissa Hagemann

Senior Program Officer, Open Society Foundations
Melissa Hagemann heads the Open Access to Research and Open Educational Resources initiatives at the Open Society Information Program. She has been deeply involved in the development of the Open Access and Open Education movements, having co-organized the meeting which led to the Budapest Open Access Initiative, as well as the meeting which led to the Cape Town Open Education Declaration, which first proposed the strategy of advocating for... Read More →
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Alek Tarkowski

Director, Centrum Cyfrowe / Communia
Director of the Centre, Alek manages projects for a reform of laws and public policies (policy). Co-founder and coordinator of the Creative Commons Poland, he also acts as the European Policy Fellow for the American organization Creative Commons, which leads the project "OER Policies for Europe". Co-founder and now also vice-chairman of the Coalition for Open Education. Actively involved in Communia, the European... Read More →
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Timothy Vollmer

Policy Manager, Creative Commons
Right now I work on public policy issues at Creative Commons. I also ride bikes and bake bread.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space K2 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Save the Titanic: Hands-on anonymisation and risk control of publishing open data
In this session we will work through a couple of examples on how to make personal data available as open data by anonymising it. This is a non-technical session and aims to give you confidence when dealing with personal data. Previous experience with analysing or publishing datasets are useful but not required. Advanced legal and technical aspects are out of scope. We will mostly cover basic areas such as exercises in aggregating, censoring, and consideration about further trade-offs between risk and value.

Facilitators
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Ulrich Atz

Ulrich is the Head of Statistics at the Open Data Institute (ODI), where he does research, training, and consultancy. He represents the ODI in the consortium running the UK Anonymisation Network.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space S4 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Government Budgets: Joining the dots

This ‘bridging’ session will bring together experts and enthusiasts working with government budgets for a variety of purposes and help to work out solutions to key challenges in improving the usability and comprehension of budgets across the world.

In this fluff-free, action oriented session, we will be investigating numerous concrete solutions, including standards for budget and spending data planning a course of action to push forward work in this area over the next 12 months.

Bring your brain and a good set of shoes, this session involves movement and a lot of teamwork.

Introductions (5 minutes)

Section 1 (15 - 20 mins) :

Format: World Cafe - 5 mini presentation groups around which participants rotate to introduce to new projects from around the world in the field of budget transparency.

Section 2: (30 mins) Overcoming challenges

Format: Spectogram. Overcoming challenges.  

Having heard some of the concrete proposals put forward in the first section - participants react to proposed steps forward, voting with their feet in an exercise to capture the diversity of opinions.

Section 3: 5 mins Wrapup - next steps

This session was co-created by the OpenSpending Open Knowledge Working Group. 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.

This year, Google 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. 


Facilitators
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Lucy Chambers

Lucy has been at Open Knowledge since 2011 and has worked on the OpenSpending project as a researcher and community coordinator. She co-authored the report for the Global Initiative on Fiscal Transparency on how technology can be used to promote transparency and accountability around government finance. Recently, she has been working with a team from the International Budget Partnership, Open Knowledge, Omidyar Network and Google to research... Read More →
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Stef van Grieken

Technical Program Manager, Google
Stef van Grieken studied Industrial Engineering and Philosophy and describes himself as “a tech-entrepreneur and a bit of a geek.” He currently works as a Technical Program Manager at Google. His goal is to promote civic innovation through technology. Before joining Google Stef founded the Dutch civic technology organization Open State Foundation. With projects such as Nu.nl Public, Hack the Government, and Apps for the Nederland he... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space S3 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Bring the Public Domain Calculators Worldwide!
Target audiences:
Developers (semantic web): internationalise the calculators / align with other institutions (dev sprint)
Cultural institutions: present the opportunities of the calculator for public domain works, their data [Seminar]
Everyone interested in culture

Objectives :
To present the current prototype of the French public domain calculator
as a tool to help identify works in the public domain
as a benchmarking tool to assess the quality of CHI metadata
To create internationalise initiative around the Public Domain Calculator

Session hashtag: #OKFestPDC



This session was co-created by the Public Domain Open Knowledge Working Group. 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.


 

Facilitators
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Marco Montanari

Software Architect, AI Expert, Civic Hacker, OpenHistoryMap
Marco Montanari is a developper with a deep interest in AI and strong experience in IA and Semantic web.
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Maarten Zeinstra

Advisor Copyright & Technology, Kennisland
Talk to me about any topic you like. | | Some things about me: | I'm trained as a software developer/philosopher | I'm an open content advisor @ Kennisland | I am developer/researcher @ outofcopyright.eu | I'm project lead @ Creative Commons Netherlands | I do requirement engineering @ Europeana | I am an advisor @ OpenCultuurData.nl (Open Culture Data)

Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space S2 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Building the open coalition - developing a wider community of open
This session will be a follow-up to the one delivered at MozFest 2013 by Stevie Benton and John Cummings. As a result of the efforts of the many participants at that session funding was secured funding from Wikimedia UK to pay for a six-month project to expand and develop those links. Bekka Kahn was appointed to lead the project and by the time of the festival there will be much progress to report on.

Elliott Bledsoe from Australia has been strongly making the case for greater participation and collaboration across the open space and he will be joining with Bekka and John to facilitate the session.

It will look at the distance travelled so far by the Open Coalition and the progress made, while explaining the benefits and opportunities that greater open space collaboration will bring. It will explain what the coalition is, its aims and objectives and the many, varied ways that you can get involved. It will be an interactive session where you'll be encouraged to get involved in making as well as conversation. You'll be invited to participate in the work of the coalition on an ongoing basis and have a say in its development and outcomes.

Elliott, Bekka and John are looking forward to working with you!

Facilitators
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Elliott Bledsoe

I do all things that publish, play, post, tweet and trend.
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Bekka Kahn

P2PU & Open Coalition

Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space F1 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Open Government Data updates from around the world
A session with short and snappy statements from pioneers, experts and activists from around the world on the state-of-play of Open Government Data from their countries. These updates will highlight stories of success and failure and reveal current issues and trends from the global open data community. See candidates here: http://pad.okfn.org/p/OGD-updates-OKFestival2014

Mor, Andrew and Daniel are open data evangelists and experts and work with various governments and leading organisations in the field on topics of open government, open data, transparency and citicen engagement.

Session hashtag: #OGDupdates



This session was co-created by the Open Government Data Open Knowledge Working Group. 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. 

Facilitators
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Daniel Dietrich

Manager Open Contracting Program, Hivos
Daniel Dietrich is senior consultant, researcher, activist and curator at the intersection of media, technology and society. He is interested in empowering people through open knowledge and the use technology for social good. He is honoree member of the Advisory board of Open Knowledge International and co-founder and member of the executive board of its German Chapter. He is co-founder and member of the steering committee of the global civic... Read More →
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Mor Rubinstein

Open Government Community Coordinator, The Public Knowledge Workshop
I'm a MSc. at the Oxford Internet Institute, where I research Open Government but also other fun parts of the net. | I'm a volunteer as the OGD community coordinator at the Open Knowledge Foundation and a content volunteer at the Public Knowledge Workshop in Israel.
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Andrew Stott

Senior Open Data Consultant with Transport and ICT Global Practice, The World Bank / la Banque mondiale
Andrew was theDirector for Transparency and Digital Engagement for the United Kingdom Government. He led the work to open up government data and create "data.gov.uk”. Following his retirement he continues to advise UK Ministers as well as other governments in Open Data issues. As a senior consultant in the Transport and ICT Global Practice he has worked on Open Data and e-Government issues. He is also on the Advisory Council of the Open... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space P1 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Opening Society in Challenging Contexts
How can we ensure open government initiatives live up to their promise? 

The movement for more open, accountable governments is gaining momentum the world over. But too often, open government initiatives are deployed without careful designs that enable them to achieve their intended objectives. 

Drawing on Reboot’s extensive on-the-ground experience working on open government in sensitive or typically ‘closed’ contexts, this session will explore how to realize the principles of open government in practice. How to enable participation from hard-to-reach citizens? How to ensure governments actually respond to citizen input? How to move beyond trial to sustained adoption and engagement? How to look beyond the numbers to evaluate effectiveness and impact? 

With examples from building the world’s first national mobile voter registration system in Libya to implementing Africa’s first sub-national open data program in Nigeria to supporting open data innovation programs in Mexico, this session will explore these questions through discussion and exercises that allow participants to share and build upon their own experiences.

Facilitators
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Panthea Lee

Principal & Co-Founder, Reboot
Panthea specializes in the applications of ethnography, design, and technology in advancing inclusive development and accountable governance. She has led initiatives to improve human development outcomes in over 20 countries, including Afghanistan, Indonesia, Libya, and Nigeria. Her experience spans work on public sector reform, democratic transition, civic innovation, human trafficking, education, and financial inclusion. Reboot is a social... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space F2 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

DIY Making for Social and Environmental Justice
Public Lab is a community which develops and applies open-source tools to environmental exploration and investigation. By democratizing inexpensive and accessible Do-It-Yourself techniques, Public Lab creates a collaborative network of practitioners who actively re-imagine the human relationship with the environment. Public Lab has created a number of low cost tools for monitoring including aerial imaging, remote sensing, and water and air quality monitoring. This session will facilitate the learning process of embedding Public Lab methodology into DIY style making for environmental good. In this session, participants will learn the importance of grassroots co-creation in conceptualizing tools and techniques for environmental health monitoring. It will demonstrate the importance of community involvement in metholodogical design, from the first step of problem identification, to show how open hardware and software tools can be scaled and replicated into other locations.

Facilitators
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Shannon Dosemagen

Executive Director, Public Laboratory for Open Technology and Science
A founder of Public Lab, Shannon is based in New Orleans as Executive Director of the organization, managing the work of the Public Lab nonprofit. With a background in community organizing and education, Shannon held positions with the Anthropology and Geography Department at Louisiana State University as a Community Researcher and Ethnographer on a study about the social impacts of the BP oil spill in coastal Louisiana and worked at the... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space S5 Kulturbrauerei

13:00

Lunch
Wednesday July 16, 2014 13:00 - 14:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Data doesn’t grow in tables - dealing with large sets of documents
While we would all like for our journalistic evidence to be delivered to our doorsteps in nicely-formatted spreadsheets, more often than not that is not the case. Instead, information often comes as a large stash of (unstructured) documents. When these collections grow, reading through all of the documents stops being an option.

This workshop will discuss alternatives: what tools and technologies are available for the automated analysis of large document sets? How can you learn about the recurring topics of a document stash automatically? How can important concepts, people and companies be traced across the result of a leak?

Facilitators
Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 14:45
Space K2 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

An Exploration of Global Social and Economic Policy Data: Tools to Improve Well-being and Equity
The session will be a data expedition into globally comparative data on social and economic policies affecting human health, development, well-being, and equity, covering hundreds of aspects of laws, policies, and constitutional rights in 193 countries. We will describe the approach WORLD Policy Analysis Center has taken to building the first and largest globally comparative policy databases. We will then explore the quantitative data sets developed by the WORLD Policy Analysis Center on work-family policies, child marriage, child labor, poverty reduction, education, and constitutional rights and equity protections to demonstrate how this data has been used by civil society to hold countries accountable for their actions and international commitments and identify the leaders and laggards. Finally, we will show how this data can be used by researchers to establish links between policies and outcomes in WHO, World Bank, and household surveys such as DHS and to give policymakers the tools they need to improve the lives of their citizens.

Session hashtag: #OKFestWORLD

Facilitators
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Nicolas de Guzman

Web and Social Media Development Coordinator, WORLD Policy Analysis Center (UCLA)
Nicolas de Guzman, WORLD’s Web and Social Media Development Coordinator, is a political scientist originally from Colombia. He is passionate about the role that data plays in support of change on the ground. Prior to Joining WORLD, he worked for the government and the private sector in Colombia, and for a research institute in Canada.
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Isabel Latz

Policy Analyst, Research Project Coordinator, WORLD Policy Analysis Center (UCLA)
Isabel Latz, WORLD’s Research Coordinator, has a background in public health and epidemiology which she uses to quantify and analyze legal data. In the past, she has worked on longitudinal cohort studies to examine links between risk factors and disease outcomes.
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Amy Raub

Principal Research Analyst, WORLD Policy Analysis Center (UCLA)
As a researcher for WORLD, I work to make legal protections that affect equity, health, and well-being transparent in all UN member states. Our datasets allow people to see which countries are leading and lagging in fundamental legal protections, increasing transparency and government accountability. Our data covers a wide range of topics including education, health, adult labor and working conditions, child labor, poverty, equal rights and... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 14:45
Space K1 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Packaging your Message, Mobilizing the Public: Collaborative Music Production for Everyone
Do you have something to say, information you are trying to get out?

This session will bring together participants to convey messages through music and creative means.

Contribute your issue and expertise, and work together to distill complex ideas into a singular message, through music. We will go through a process of thinking creatively. How does everyone's work fit into one collective picture? Build narrative, through creating music. Through collaborative music techniques, Juliani and Valsero will help stitch the ideas together, simply and effectively. They will also explain how they have done this before in the Kenyan and Cameroonian context.

You do not need any prior music experience! If you are a musician, we'd also love for you to join and collaborate.We hope to create music during this session. But everyone will leave with an understanding of how to use creative methods in knowledge / data activism, to reach audiences, conceptualize complex issues, and to package your info or messages effectively. And how to work through collaborative processes -- with musicians and artists -- to do so.

Will be in English and French

Hashtags: #OKFestMusic #OKFestAWAC

This year, Artists Without a Cause have helped to coordinate this session and we’re grateful to them for bringing these artists' work to our attention and helping to organise their presence at the festival. This session remains editorially independent.  

Speakers
Artists
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Juliani

Juliani is a prominent, award-winning, politically active Kenyan hip-hop musician. He is particularly lauded for his strong connection to the streets, energetic live performances, and socially relevant lyrics. Social activism, in particular building common identity among youth, is a core part of his work, using collaborative music production and creative grassroots initiatives.
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Sasha Kinney

Sasha Kinney is a Nairobi-based grassroots political organiser and strategist, assisting Kenyan creative activists in a wide range of political and social advocacy efforts. She helps to coordinate the Mtaa Challenge, Juliani's neighbourhood-based civic competition, and various issue-based advocacy initiatives using music and other arts.
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Valsero

Valsero
In a country where criticizing the president can earn one jail time, the Cameroonian political rapper Valsero rises to the challenge and speaks out. He also calls for youth to express themselves and make their voices heard. Valsero works with the Cameroonian NGO Citizens’ Association for the Defense of Collective Interests (ACDIC) to raise awareness and promote participation in campaigns for economic, social, and political... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Space S3 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Introduction to Text and Data Mining (TDM): Technical and Legal Considerations
The workshop that will introduce the legal considerations in TDM through the device of hands-on TDM exercises. We will introduce the topic, the tools and techniques, tackle a specific problem, and then use that to expose researchers to the legal complications that they may encounter.

Session hashtag: #tdm



This session was co-created by the Open Science Open Knowledge Working Group, Creative Commons and ContentMine. 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.





Facilitators
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Puneet Kishor

Puneet is the Manager, Science and Data Policy, Creative Commons.
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Ross Mounce

University of Cambridge
Panton Fellow; Postdoctoral researcher, University of Cambridge
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Peter Murray-Rust

Univ Cambridge
Peter is Reader Emeritus in molecular informatics, Dept. of Chemistry, University of Cambridge, and Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow

Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Space S4 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Open Data Communities
Often, efforts to map the international community have been fraught with problems, namely outdated or incomplete lists, unstandardized information and limited funding. Following conversations at Transparency Camp (Sunlight Foundation’s annual opengov gathering), discussion sprang up about the possibility of creating a living platform that would provide an overview of the open government community and allow stakeholders to connect with other actors. Some work has been done towards this goal and we’re excited to share some of that with you in Berlin -- including an initial draft of a survey designed to gather information on the opengov community. Community buy-in and participation are critical to the success of this project and we need your help to make it work. 

Facilitators
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Jen Bramley

Project Manager, mySociety
People should speak to me about parliamentary monitoring, components and modular open source software, poplus, Freedom of Information software, Alaveteli, citizen reporting, FixMyStreet, community building and anything that comes in to their heads. I can't guarantee I'll know everything but I'll give it a shot.
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Greg Brown

National Democratic Institute
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Lindsay Ferris

International Policy Associate / Associé de politique internationale, Sunlight Foundation
Lindsay Ferris works at the Sunlight Foundation, a US-based NGO that uses civic tech, open data, journalism and policy advocacy to make government more transparent and accountable globally. Lindsay works on Sunlight’s international policy program. Although Lindsay has worked on advocacy projects on the issues of parliamentary openness and lobbying transparency, her primary programmatic focus is on the Money, Politics and Transparency... Read More →
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Mor Rubinstein

Open Government Community Coordinator, The Public Knowledge Workshop
I'm a MSc. at the Oxford Internet Institute, where I research Open Government but also other fun parts of the net. | I'm a volunteer as the OGD community coordinator at the Open Knowledge Foundation and a content volunteer at the Public Knowledge Workshop in Israel.
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Andrew Stott

Senior Open Data Consultant with Transport and ICT Global Practice, The World Bank / la Banque mondiale
Andrew was theDirector for Transparency and Digital Engagement for the United Kingdom Government. He led the work to open up government data and create "data.gov.uk”. Following his retirement he continues to advise UK Ministers as well as other governments in Open Data issues. As a senior consultant in the Transport and ICT Global Practice he has worked on Open Data and e-Government issues. He is also on the Advisory Council of the Open... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Space K3 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Open Education Smörgåsbord
Open Education is about breaking down barriers to learning. This may be through changing teaching practice, shifting policy, releasing data or sharing resources.

In the Open Education Smörgåsbord we want to get people interacting, collaborating, sharing, making and ultimately learning about what the future of education could be. This interactive workshop session will begin by introducing attendees to the Open Education Working Group and how it relates to the different elements of open education. It will then facilitate cross-sector and cross-domain working through an interactive 'maker party'. The five 'table' leaders will introduce themselves, their projects and explain the activity they will be facilitating. The tables are: The Open Teacher Kit, OER Policy made crystal clear, Mobile use of open data for education, Make an Open Education Handbook Q&A and open courseware collaboration with Slidewiki. Attendees can join any of the 5 maker tables and make and learn!

Hashtag: #OKFestedu

This session is co-created by the Open Education Open Knowledge Working Group. 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.


 

Facilitators
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Kristina Anderson

Kristina Anderson works for CC Sweden. @kalexanderson
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Marieke Guy

Project Co-ordinator, Open Knowledge
Marieke works for Open Knowledge, the OKFestival organisers! She is the Open Education Working Group Co-ordinator and the dissemination and community building co-ordinator on the LinkedUp Project, supporting people to use open and linked data in education.
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Miska Knapek

Miska Knapek is an information experience designer from Denmark involved with OKF-Finland, working with making new (open) knowledge building cultures, and visual tools for the same. @miskaknapek
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Irina Radchenko

OKF Russia
Open Knowledge Foundation: | http://okfn.org/members/iradche/ | | My blog in Russian: http://iradche.ru | More info: http://about.me/Irina.Radchenko |
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Tom Salmon

Researcher / Consultant, Sero Consulting
Teacher, user, geek - purveyor of juice - drinker of coffee, seeking engagement in change, technology, education, development and learning. | | I like tinkering and thinking across and around open education, web-literacy, open development, open news, citizen science, participatory technology. Currently working on setting up research project on how teachers are using digital badges and technology in classrooms in South Africa. | | I'm... Read More →
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Darya Tarasowa

PhD student, University of Leipzig
Darya is a PhD student at University of Bonn, Germany. She is a developer and maintainer of SlideWiki.org platform for collaborative authoring of OpenCourseWare. @SlideWiki
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Alek Tarkowski

Director, Centrum Cyfrowe / Communia
Director of the Centre, Alek manages projects for a reform of laws and public policies (policy). Co-founder and coordinator of the Creative Commons Poland, he also acts as the European Policy Fellow for the American organization Creative Commons, which leads the project "OER Policies for Europe". Co-founder and now also vice-chairman of the Coalition for Open Education. Actively involved in Communia, the European... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Space S1 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Maintaining a healthy and thriving Public Domain - exploring the notion of originality and copyright when digitising analogue works.
The Public Domain is the material from which society derives knowledge and fashions new cultural works. Having a healthy and thriving Public Domain is essential to the social and economic well-being of society. However, during the act of digitisation, organisations or the person performing the act of digitising sometimes claims copyright on the digitised work, effectively taking it out of the public domain. European copyright law does not give a clear answer if this is allowed or not as this notion of ‘originality’ is hard to define and leads to a lot of discussions.

During this workshop we want to explore the this further and provide a series of guidelines for cultural heritage institutions when they start a digitisation program. The workshop will bring together representatives from cultural heritage institutions, legal experts and open data advocates to address the topic and come to a common approach how to deal with this issue.

Session hashtag: #OKFestPD 



This session was co-created by the Open GLAM Open Knowledge Working Group. 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. 

Facilitators
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Paul Keller

Director, Kennisland
Paul Keller co-director of of Kennisland, an Amsterdam based think-tank focussed on innovation in the knowledge economy. Paul advises public sector institution on copyright policy issues and he is public project lead for Creative Commons in the Netherlands. He also serves as Collecting Societies Liaison for Creative Commons International, where he has been instrumental in negotiating cooperations between Creative Commons and various collective... Read More →
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Joris Pekel

Community Coordinator Cultural Heritage, Europeana
Joris Pekel is the Community Coordinator Cultural Heritage at the Europeana Foundation. He works with cultural institutions to make their data available to a wider audience and connect their collections with others. He is also the coordinator of the OpenGLAM working group
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Lieke Ploeger

OpenGLAM Community Manager, Open Knowledge
Lieke Ploeger works at Open Knowledge as Community Manager for the OpenGLAM initiative and Project Manager for the DM2E project, promoting free and open access to digital cultural heritage data. She holds an MA in Modern Western Literature and Translation Studies and lives and works in Berlin.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Space P1 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

E-waste exploration: Opening up our gadgets and looking into what happens when they die
While we owe much of the growth of “Open Knowledge” to physical networks, hardware and electronics, we often ignore its material aspects and the consequences. E-waste is the fastest growing waste stream in many countries. While export of e-waste is banned by international law, it occurs.

There is an increasing amount of data available about electronics purchasing, e-waste collection, export, but little interpretation, and few attempts to make this "real" for people.

We propose a session focused on collaboratively generating insight into local and global dynamics that starts with two explorations: one of our gadgets themselves - we will open, explore what's inside, and another of existing data on electronic waste.

The session will culminate in a mini data expedition with the goal of helping the average person gain an understanding of the dimension of e-waste produced and what happens to it.

Facilitators
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Janet Gunter

Co-founder, The Restart Project
recovering INGO worker. social business noob. friend of global voices, www.averdade.org | | interests: land, geodata, ethics, rights, sustainability, electronics, brazil, mozambique, east timor
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Ugo Vallauri

Co-Founder, The Restart Project
Survived the ICT4D obsession. Interested in open source hardware & software, repair cultures, collaborative reskilling, resilience, transitions to happier and less wasteful economic futures, food and agriculture. In my timeline, always a lot about Italy, Kenya and electronic music

Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Space S2 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Power, politics, inclusion and voice
This session will explore issues related to the intersection of the open movement with people, power and politics.

Data, information, knowledge is created in a political environment where power dynamics dictate who is/is not included in the creation process. Unless we consider who is involved in knowledge construction we run the risk of simply entrenching existing power structures. If open data is dominated by data produced in the Global North what chance do we have in redressing the balance of power for an equitable world?

At the same time, the political arena also offers opportunities to use data and information to deliver change, and challenges to doing so effectively. How can we use open data to positively influence politics and governance? And how can we avoid the pitfalls?

The session will unpack these issues, focussing on the following: What do we mean by inclusion and diversity? How are different sources of knowledge valued? Are we empowering the powerful? What are the political threats to open initiatives, and how can we address them? What are the political levers we can use to deliver change?

Session hashtag: #OKFestPower



This session was co-created by the Open Development Open Knowledge Working Group. 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. 

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.  

Facilitators
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Samantha Custer

Director of Policy Analysis, AidData/College of William & Mary
Samantha directs AidData’s policy and communications efforts to encourage greater visibility, uptake and use of open data for decision-making, advocacy and research. She leads AidData’s work to produce rigorous policy analysis on development investments and results, as well as leveraging social surveys to learn from the experiences of decision-makers in low and middle income countries regarding impact of external money and ideas on... Read More →
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Duncan Edwards

Programme Manager, Institute of Development Studies
Duncan Edwards is the Programme Manager of the Research and Evidence Component of the Making All Voices Count programme. Making All Voices Count aims to find new ways to make it easier and less costly for citizens to engage with those that govern and for governments to become more responsive to citizens’ voices.
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Ben Taylor

Open Development Consultant, Twaweza
Ben Taylor is an analyst and activist who works on open government and open data with Twaweza in East Africa. Twaweza, which means “we can make it happen” in Swahili, is a ten year citizen-centered initiative, focusing on large-scale change in East Africa.
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Kersti Wissenbach

Independent Consultant & Researcher, Independant Consultant / University of Amsterdam
Kersti is an independent consultant and researcher in the field of transparency and accountability, open development and ITC4D. She lives in Amsterdam and works as policy and strategy advisor, campaign strategist and trainer around the globe with activist groups, NGOs and governmental organizations. | | She is also a PhD candidate at the New Media Department of the University of Amsterdam where she researches transnational civic tech... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Space S5 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Transparent Cities - creating a shared framework for city governments to use data and technology to be more open, transparent and participatory
This session will focus on the efforts of five city governments: Amsterdam, Rio, Chennai, Jakarta and Sao Paulo, that are moving towards more data-driven governance and openness. Each city government has to navigate their legal and institutional framework, political willingness and the capacity to be open. However, they must also consider the state of their data and the implications on the demand for open data,the choice of technology and its influence on democratising data creation and use, and the role of citizens and intermediaries in opening up a city. The session is unique as it allows for joint conversations among government officials from the four cities as well as groups that engage with them. The discussions will be situated in the intersection of data, technology and citizen participation, and will aim to develop a policy, advocacy and implementation road map for open cities that governments can adopt to respond to their local contexts.

CITY - FACILITATOR
  • Amsterdam - Frank Kresin
  • Chennai - Satyarupa Shekhar
  • Jakarta - Andreas Pahwelke
  • Rio de Janeiro - Ricardo Matheus
  • Sao Paolo - Gisele Craveiro

Session hashtag: #OKFestTCN

This session is supported by the Web Foundation through the Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) project, funded by the Canadian International Development Research Centre (through grant 107075)

Google are a Gold sponsor of OKFestival 2014. We're very grateful for their support which enables us to host sessions like this one at the festival.

Facilitators
avatar for Gisele Craveiro

Gisele Craveiro

professora, Universidade de São Paulo - Co:Lab/USP
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Frank Kresin

Research Director, Waag Society
RM

Ricardo Matheus

Data Scientist, Rio de Janeiro City Hall
I work at Center of Operations Rio, a facility that concentrates more than 100 civil servants from all the secretariats and public enterprises, 24 hours focused on the vigillance and the emergency response to all the events on the city. My task is to collect, storage, treat and produce management reports to the Mayor, the secretariats and operational people. Our group is called PENSA - Big Data Team of Rio de Janeiro City Hall.
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Andreas Pawelke

Project Manager, World WIde Web Foundation
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Satyarupa Shekhar

Researcher, Transparent Chennai
Satyarupa Shekhar leads Transparent Chennai's work on City Governance and Open Data Initiatives. She leads the group's advisory and advocacy efforts and liaises with the city government and other public agencies in the city to bring a more data driven approach to urban governance.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Space F1 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Open Contracting: Disclosing Data, Engaging for Results
This session focuses on the efforts to date in the construction and design of an Open Contracting data standard along with the architectural components needed to build out the Open Contracting data standard ecosystem.

The creation of a usable and flexible Open Contracting data standard will ensure that, as the Open Contracting movement gathers pace, partners across the world can gain access to ‘joined up data’, supported by an ecosystem of tools and services, rather than facing many silos of disjointed contracting data. These efforts are intended to complement other efforts by organizations such as the ‘stop secrets contracts’ campaign supported by the OKFN and others.

In this session, we will discuss:

- the initial draft of the open contracting standard;
- the design and governance model surrounding the standard;
- our findings on the journey so far;
- prototypes & ideas for tools;
- use cases; and
- exploring thoughts around getting broader community engagement.



This session was co-created by the Open Government Data Open Knowledge Working Group. 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.  

This year, Omidyar Network 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.  

Facilitators
avatar for Felipe Estefan

Felipe Estefan

Investments Associate, Governance and Citizen Engagement, Omidyar Network
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Marcela Rozo

Open Contracting Program Leader, World Bank

Wednesday July 16, 2014 14:00 - 16:00
Space F2 Kulturbrauerei

15:00

Citizen Report Knowledge Sharing
Citizen reporting platforms have been around for many years and on every implementation, valuable lessons are learnt and useful information gathered but most of that is not available to those who embark on new projects.

We’d like to exploit the fact that many of the people involved in this platforms is present in the event to foster the exchange of this knowledge. Shortcuts, field experiences, tips, ideas that worked (or didn’t), alternative channels for reporting, etc.

From this raw material, we’d create a “Citizen Report tips and tricks” guide, to help those who get involved in this growing trend or to improve existing projects.

Hashtag: #CitizenReport 

Facilitators
avatar for Jen Bramley

Jen Bramley

Project Manager, mySociety
People should speak to me about parliamentary monitoring, components and modular open source software, poplus, Freedom of Information software, Alaveteli, citizen reporting, FixMyStreet, community building and anything that comes in to their heads. I can't guarantee I'll know everything but I'll give it a shot.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 15:00 - 16:00
Space K1 Kulturbrauerei

15:00

Just Do One Stupid Thing, and Other Secrets of Making Political Art With Data
People tend to look for answers in data. Art made with data looks for new questions. This is a session about leaving open data a little open-ended. We're going to talk about different ways to ask questions with data, then look at some datasets and ask some questions about them.

We are artists who work with public datasets. Because we don’t work in a campaign or policy context, our approach to using data is more concerned with questions than answers. We want you to ask better questions and tell better stories.

While it's great to have lots and lots of data, and lots of different kinds of data, it's easy to lose sight of how much can be learned just by focusing on and interrogating a single dataset. Our work is based on open questions rather than easy answers. This session emphasizes using open data to open multiple narratives.

Hashtags: #OKFestArt #OKFestAWAC

This year, Artists Without a Cause have helped to coordinate this session and we’re grateful to them for bringing these artists' work to our attention and helping to organise their presence at the festival. This session remains editorially independent.  

Artists
IB

Ingrid Burrington

lifewinning.com
Ingrid Burrington is an artist who makes maps and tells jokes.
JB

Josh Begley

http://joshbegley.com/
Josh Begley is an artist and web developer based in Brooklyn.


Wednesday July 16, 2014 15:00 - 16:00
Space S3 Kulturbrauerei

15:15

Exploding Open Science! Awareness, training, funding
The intention of this session is to discuss the development of open science through awareness, training and funding.

Expanding the adoption of Open Science, in its many trends, requires multiple simultaneous forces. Beyond intrinsic forces that may have all sorts of sources, there are three interaction forces that seem essential for percolation: awareness, training and funding. Of those, we could say that awareness has been much discussed and reasonably acted upon, training has been reasonably discussed but not acted accordingly, and funding has been seen as both a short or long term goal depending on the trend you're considering. This workshop intends to probe how we're collectively balancing our efforts among these forces, where have we been great, where could we be doing better, and where must we do better in the future.

In particular, we'll devote ourselves to discuss concrete actions in training for open science, which is likely the force with highest yields that we can autonomously achieve, yet seems to be one we're having a hard time to undertake. Why? Who's been doing it right? How do we multiply that? 

Facilitators
avatar for Alexandre Hannud Abdo

Alexandre Hannud Abdo

Post-doctoral researcher, LISIS / Université Paris-Est
In Brazil, Alexandre used to be a post-doctoral researcher implementing communication interventions in health care networks. He is a member of the hackerspace Garoa Hacker Clube and facilitator of Ciência Aberta, the brazilian open science working group. At present he is on the move to France, where he will study the evolution of cancer research networks.
avatar for Stefan Kasberger

Stefan Kasberger

Open Science Community Coordinator, OKF-AT
Open Science Enthusiast currently studying Environmental Systems Science with focus on Geography - basically coding and reading around network analysis, geoinformatics and other data science stuff.
avatar for tom olijhoek

tom olijhoek

owner, Codex consult
Open access and open science advocate. Coordinator of open access working group at Open Knowledge Foundation. | I am doing freelance consulting work in the area of open access and open science for organizations like WorldBank, DOAJ, SURF NL

Wednesday July 16, 2014 15:15 - 16:15
Space K3 Kulturbrauerei

16:00

Afternoon break
Wednesday July 16, 2014 16:00 - 16:30
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

16:30

Reimagining scholarly communication
The current scholarly communication system, largely built around publication in academic journals, is seriously flawed - too much knowledge is locked away behind paywalls and only accessible to those who can afford it. The open access movement has made great strides in opening up the world’s knowledge by creating open access journals and repositories. Could we do even better, and reimagine scholarly communication from the ground up to create a new system, with both the infrastructure and content liberated from commercial interest and open to everyone? In this session we will discuss what is already being done to achieve this and think about concrete actions to make it a reality.

Session hashtag: #OKFestSC 



This session was co-created by the Open Access Open Knowledge Working Group. 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.


 

Facilitators
avatar for Stuart Lawson

Stuart Lawson

PhD Student, Birkbeck, University of London
Radical librarian and PhD student studying the politics of open access.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 16:30 - 17:30
Space S1 Kulturbrauerei

16:30

Can Open Data Go Wrong?
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.    

Facilitators
avatar for Lindsay Beck

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
the engine room
avatar for Tin Geber

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.
avatar for Mushon Zer-Aviv

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 and Design. Check his work at Shual.com, read him at Mushon.com and follow him at @mushon.


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

16:30

Introduction to Open
New to the field of open and want an opportunity to ask any niggling questions about what it's all about?
Work in a particular open niche and want to explore how others across the space understand the term? Open expert already? Willing to help others who haven't already drunk the coolaid to get to grips with the term? 

This session brings together experts from across the open space, including open science, open government, open GLAM (galleries, libraries, archives and museums) open development and open sustainability to jargon bust and navigate the open space. 

Aside from helping people to learn about the space, OKFestival believes that beautiful things happen when you mix people from different disciplines and let them learn from each other:  what can the open government community learn about licensing from the cultural sector? Could the publishing industry that the open access movement strives to fundamentally change learn anything from the push to open up data in the aid and development sector? 

This session truly embodies the spirit of the festival: open minds to open action. Come, learn and navigate the breadth of the open space.

Hashtag: #okfestopenintro 

Etherpad: https://pad.okfn.org/p/introduction_to_open 

Facilitators
SB

Shreya Basu

Researcher, Publish What You Fund
JP

Joris Pekel

Community Coordinator Cultural Heritage, Europeana
Joris Pekel is the Community Coordinator Cultural Heritage at the Europeana Foundation. He works with cultural institutions to make their data available to a wider audience and connect their collections with others. He is also the coordinator of the OpenGLAM working group

Wednesday July 16, 2014 16:30 - 17:30
Space K3 Kulturbrauerei

16:30

Open Data and the Panton Principles for the Humanities. How do we go about that?
This session is a discussion of open data practices in the humanities. We will go through issues and incentives, and take a look at several scenarios of open science in the humanities. Furthermore, we will discuss the Panton Principles for Open Data in Science, and how we can adapt them  for humanities purposes. A draft proposal exists: http://austgate.co.uk/2013/10/repost-of-principles-for-open-humanities-and-literature/.

The goal of this session is to devise a set of clear principles which describe what we mean by Open Data in the humanities, what these should contain and how to the use them.  Audience participation strongly encouraged.

Session hashtag: #OKFestPPH



This session was co-created by the Open Humanities Open Knowledge Working Group. 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.


 

Facilitators
PK

Peter Kraker

Know-Center/Panton Fellow

Wednesday July 16, 2014 16:30 - 17:30
Space K1 Kulturbrauerei

16:30

Humanitarian OpenStreetMap mapping workshop
OpenStreetMap project is an open source, editable mapping project. It is about more than mapping streets. OpenStreetMap has also been used by humanitarian organisations in disaster response, such as after the 2010 Haiti earthquake.

We will start the session with an overview of the types of mapping and tools for editing OpenStreetMap and coordinating humanitarian mapping. The main part of the session will be hands-on mapping. For example, currently (end of March 2014) there is a need for mapping of Guinea, to support MSF response to an Ebola outbreak there. We will use the Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team (HOT) tasking manager, which divides a mapping task into smaller pieces that mappers can work on simultaneously. Mappers will digitize roads and other features from satellite imagery.

In the end, attendees will have better knowledge of how OpenStreetMap works generally, how it can be used for humanitarian responses, and what the workflow is, and how to contribute.

Facilitators
Wednesday July 16, 2014 16:30 - 17:30
Space S4 Kulturbrauerei

16:30

Global Elections Toolbox
2014 marks the start of the election cycle in Latin America that will continue until 2015. This means that many Civil Society organizations are working towards more transparent, accessible and open elections in their countries. DATA and the ABRE LATAM community wants to help them, by compiling a comprehensive map of tools and resources that can be used for this objective.

The workshop would ask for people from around the world to identify tools and the output would be crowdsourced global toolbox for elections.



This year, Google are sponsoring this session and we’re grateful to them for helping to host this conversation. For more details about programme sponsors see our Sponsors page.  

 

Facilitators
avatar for Daniel Carranza

Daniel Carranza

Co-fundador, DATA Uruguay
Co-fundador de DATA Uruguay (http://datauy.org), organización de la soc. civil que crea herramientas y hace activismo por los Datos y Gobierno Abierto local y regionalmente a través de iniciativas como ABRELATAM. Consultor en herramientas y medios digitales para multilaterales, gobiernos, sociedad civil y empresas. Especializado en Gobierno Abierto y Gobierno Digital. Fellow de Gobierno Abierto de la Organización de los Estados Americanos... Read More →
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Victoria Esteves

Comunicadora, DATA
Soy Victoria, comunicadora, y trabajo en DATA (casi) desde sus inicios.
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Stef van Grieken

Technical Program Manager, Google
Stef van Grieken studied Industrial Engineering and Philosophy and describes himself as “a tech-entrepreneur and a bit of a geek.” He currently works as a Technical Program Manager at Google. His goal is to promote civic innovation through technology. Before joining Google Stef founded the Dutch civic technology organization Open State Foundation. With projects such as Nu.nl Public, Hack the Government, and Apps for the Nederland he... Read More →
avatar for Gabriela Rodriguez

Gabriela Rodriguez

Software Developer / Organizer, DATA
Gabriela is a software developer with passion for free software, independent media and open knowledge. She co-founded the Uruguayan nonprofit DATA that works with open data and transparency in South America.
avatar for Fabrizio Scrollini

Fabrizio Scrollini

Research Coordinator, ILDA
ILDA
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Fernando Uval

Board Member, DATA
Self-learned software developer. Almost philosopher and student in Mechanical Engineering, recently opted for change to Physics. Passionate about open knowledge, equality among people and love. Interested in Buddhism and Quantum, think that the little we have in this world should be shared.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 16:30 - 17:30
Space S3 Kulturbrauerei

16:30

Detecting Climate Change in Open Weather Data
NOAA and many other government organizations provide massive repositories of information on current, future, and historical weather patterns. With this data, even the most novice of hackers can contribute to the debate on climate change and global warming. We'll show you how to access and work with the data and brainstorm ideas for applications and visualizations that might begin to shift people's perspectives and opinions on climate change.

Facilitators
Wednesday July 16, 2014 16:30 - 17:30
Space S2 Kulturbrauerei

16:30

Code a difference: Tech Acceleration in cities with code fellows
This workshop will explore how ‘fellowships’ can contribute to solving civic challenges and creating a sustainable innovation ecosystem within cities. Within the fellowship format highly talented developers are temporarily placed with municipalities to work together with the civil servants and engaged citizens to create user centered solutions for specific civic issues. In group discussions we will map current civic challenges. We will look at how the (re)use of open data, code and apps in a general sense can help solve these challenges. Moreover, we will look at how a fellowship format works and what results it can deliverable in this context.

Session structure
Plenary introduction, sketching the landscape. Split up in smaller discussion groups to discuss civic challenges and possible solutions, by showcasing some of the examples from the fellowship programs. Plenary recap. Present fellowship format and benefits (possibly also a time frame). Split up to discuss how this model will work for the different cities represented. Plenary recap. Closing word. 

Facilitators
IJ

Ivonne Jansen-Dings

projectmanager, Waag Society
Ivonne has collaborated on many national and European projects and challenges involving Open Data, like Apps for Europe, Arts Holland and Open Cities. On behalf of Waag Society, Ivonne promotes the use of Open Data by the government, organisations, the business world and by developers. She can be therefore called a true 'Open Data evangelist'.

Wednesday July 16, 2014 16:30 - 17:30
Space F1 Kulturbrauerei

16:30

Property Rights Partnerships: Increasing Transparency of Land Data to Secure Rights for Communities while Decreasing Opportunities for Land Grabs
Over 70% of the global population has little or no secure property rights, and where property
rights do exist, the rights are often out of date and inaccurate. 

Formal property rights can only be supplied by recognized government authorities within 
nation states. However, many governments are the major cause of restricted supply due 
to outdated land and property rights policies, inefficient and corrupt bureaucracies, lack of 
customer service, and perverse incentives to serve only the elite.

There is significant demand for property rights, in particular from the poor and increasingly 
from investors. For example, a study in Ghana in 2007 found that over 90% of respondents 
thought their land rights needed to be strengthened, with 47% wanting to enter into a land 
transaction within the next 12 months. Foreign investors are increasingly interested in 
agricultural areas to produce commodities for the international market, particularly related to 
food and extractives. 

As land becomes increasingly a target of global finance, there is a need for better 
transparency in land rights data in order to ensure stakeholder accountability and protection 
of the local communities. New opportunities for more customer serviced oriented models 
are arising, particularly through Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs). However, in countries 
where there is no current transparency on land rights, new open land rights initiatives, some 
global, are emerging to fill this vacuum.

The interactive session will be structured around a series of Fireside Chats where 
leaders of new open land rights initiatives will briefly present their solutions to land rights 
transparency. The audience will be able to challenge the presenters, highlight best practice, 
help shape the initiatives, identify key problems in achieving the goals, suggest partners 
and form new networks.
Some of the key issues will centre on:
• Managing privacy;
• Scalability to the global level;
• Capacity building to capture millions of land rights;
• Working with governments to formalise land rights;
• Mobilising the geospatial open source community to build Apps;
• Information required to secure tenure;
• Authenticity of crowdsourced land rights;
• Land will just be grabbed in the gaps where land rights are not defined;
• Identifying and minimizing miss use.

Hashtag: #OKFestLand

This year, Omidyar Network are sponsoring this session and we’re grateful to them for preparing and hosting this conversation. For more details about programme sponsors see our Sponsors page.  

Facilitators
RM

Robin McLaren

Senior Partner, MapMyRights Foundation
Robin has over thirty-five years of experience in the design, implementation and management of geospatial information systems and land administration systems. Robin founded Know Edge Ltd twenty-eight years ago, where he provides independent consulting services internationally to public and private organizations investing in innovative location enabled applications and has also been supporting land policy initiatives in developing... Read More →

Speakers
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Laura Meggiolaro

Coordinator, Land Portal
On behalf of the Land Portal partnership, Laura has been leading the Land Portal Initiative over the last two years and half and is committed to make it an example of open development in action. She has a degree in communications and a post graduate specialization in development economics. With more than 10 year work experience in the land governance sector collaborating with both UN Agencies and Civil Society Organizations in information and... Read More →
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Satyarupa Shekhar

Researcher, Transparent Chennai
Satyarupa Shekhar leads Transparent Chennai's work on City Governance and Open Data Initiatives. She leads the group's advisory and advocacy efforts and liaises with the city government and other public agencies in the city to bring a more data driven approach to urban governance.
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Andrew Trigg

Head of Data Strategy, Land Registry for England and Wales
Andrew's career has been spent entirely within the fields of surveying, GIS and data, including time as Head of Product Management and Consultancy at Ordnance Survey GB and similar roles within the public, private and academic sector. He is Land Registry’s Head of Data Strategy and Chief Geographic Information Officer. He is a past Chairman of the Association for Geographic Information and member of the UK Location Council. He is a member of... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 16:30 - 17:30
Space F2 Kulturbrauerei

16:30

Business Revenue Models for Open Data
Opening remarks
Kat Borlongan, Co-founder, Five by Five (Open Data Institute Paris)

Lightning talk: Making the business case for Open Data 
Jeni Tenison, CTO, Open Data Institute

Speed geeking on business revenue models with 5 startup stations (4mins per station)
Five by Five (ODI Paris) - Chloé Bonnet, Co-founder
Snips - Alexandre Vallette, Co-founder
Enigma.io - Brian Abelson and Jeremy Krinsley, Engineers
Open Data Soft - Marie-Cécile Huet, CMO
Open Bank Project - Ismail Chaib, COO
Mapbox - Alex Barth, Data Lead
Development Seed - Ian Schuler, CEO


Lightning talk: Critical wrap-up and a few words on the road ahead 
Mark Boyd, Journalist, Programmable Web

Open discussion  
Moderated by Kat Borlongan, Co-founder, Five by Five (ODI Paris)

Facilitators
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Chloé Bonnet

Founding Partner - Partenaire Fondatrice, Five by Five
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Kat Borlongan

Founding Partner - Partenaire Fondateur, Five by Five
Kat started her career as an advocate for information rights and open data: she was Reporters sans frontières’ youngest bureau director, a policy analyst for the United Nations and member of the French government’s open data expert committee. | She first fell into the startup rabbit hole upon arriving in Paris in 2012, when she joined the award-winning civic startup Voxe.org. Since then, her passion for the French tech... Read More →

Wednesday July 16, 2014 16:30 - 17:30
Space S5 Kulturbrauerei

16:30

An open data manifesto: crowd sourcing a 'social contract' between governments and citizens - part 1
We will crowd source ideas for a manifesto for an open data era. We will engage people in advance of OKFest using social media, and then over the 2 days of the festival. Using a ballot box, online tools and speaking to attendees, we will collect ideas for inclusion in the manifesto. Our efforts, both before and at the festival, will ensure we get contributions from a diverse group of people - both internationally and from different backgrounds. Overnight & in the morning of the second day we will work on a first draft, which we will open up to discussion in a second session on day 2. We will publish it online so amendments can be followed as they're made. At the end we will leave the manifesto online & invite people to comment on it over the following month.


Antonio Acuña and Kitty von Bertele both work in the Cabinet Office in the UK. Antonio is the head of data.gov.uk and Kitty leads the policy and international work of the transparency team.

Session hashtag: #okfestballot

Facilitators
avatar for Antonio Acuña

Antonio Acuña

Head of data.gov.uk, data.gov.uk
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/antonioacuna | | Twitter: http://twitter.com/antonioacunar | | Photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/antonioacuna/

Wednesday July 16, 2014 16:30 - 17:30
Space P1 Kulturbrauerei

18:15

Day 1 Celebration
Facilitators
Wednesday July 16, 2014 18:15 - 18:30
Space P0 Kulturbrauerei
 
Thursday, July 17
 

09:45

Welcome!
Thursday July 17, 2014 09:45 - 10:05
Kino 3 Kulturbrauerei

09:45

Q&A Wall
The idea of this session is to have a physical wall at the venue to either post sticky notes or to directly write on it (e.g. whiteboard). Everybody is encouraged to ask questions or ideas that he/she wants to talk about and either propose to meet at a certain place and time to do so or post for instance a twitter account to clarify the details.

The idea is that there is a low barrier to ask questions - especially for people that are new to the conference. It can be quite intimidating to attend a conference where you know nobody but would like to talk about certain topics.

The wall itself can then be a meeting point and people can read interesting proposals and questions. If they are interested in the same thing they might join the following meeting.

Facilitators
SO

Stefan Oderbolz

Web Developer / Software Engineer, Liip

Thursday July 17, 2014 09:45 - 18:00
Frannz Kulturbrauerei

09:45

Tools tools and more tools – Wall
Facilitators
ZR

Zara Rahman

Open Development Toolkit Lead, Open Knowledge / Development Initiatives
Zara leads work on the Open Development Toolkit, an initiative working to bring together tools and training materials to help people make sense of aid data.
avatar for Gabriela Rodriguez

Gabriela Rodriguez

Software Developer / Organizer, DATA
Gabriela is a software developer with passion for free software, independent media and open knowledge. She co-founded the Uruguayan nonprofit DATA that works with open data and transparency in South America.
MV

Marcos Vanetta

Knight Mozilla Fellow, TexasTribune
Marcos is a Software Engineer. Hacker at analice.me and collaborator at Hacks / Hackers BA. He loves good beer and good music and works at the TexasTribune as a Knight Mozilla Fellow.

Thursday July 17, 2014 09:45 - 18:00
Kesselhaus Kulturbrauerei

10:05

Keynote – Neelie Kroes: Embracing the open opportunity

A new spirit of openness offers transparency: better information, decisions, governance; fairness: giving taxpayers back what they've already paid for; and innovation: the more you share ideas – the more others can build on them. That's what turns data into jobs; dust into gold.

Over the last four years we have delivered: Open public data. With binding new laws and guidance. Free of cost and restrictions, flowing as freely as water. Open science. Good for scientists, good for citizens, good for society. Horizon 2020 is worth 80 billion euros and every single publication will be openly available. The open internet. Without blocking or throttling by your telecoms provider. I am calling on national governments to agree that as a priority.  Open education. With every classroom connected. Education that is not off the peg: but made to measure, for every child. So every teacher can choose to share their resources online, and benefit from others'. Open creativity. A copyright system about creativity and innovation – not limitation and control. Open standards. For interoperability and against lock-in. Open source and Open building blocks for new services and applications.


Facilitators
RP

Rufus Pollock

President & Founder, Open Knowledge
Rufus Pollock was a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, and the Mead Fellow in Economics at Emmanuel College, University of Cambrige; he is an Associate of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge. He has worked extensively as a scholar and developer on the social, legal and technological issues related to the creation and sharing of knowledge. More information can be found on his home page.

Speakers
NK

Neelie Kroes

Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda
Mrs. Neelie Kroes is Vice President of the European Commission responsible for the Digital Agenda. | | In 1971 she was elected to the Dutch lower house of parliament, where she became spokesperson for education. She remained a member of parliament until 1977, when she became junior minister of Transportation and Water Management in the First Van Agt Cabinet, responsible for Postal and Telephone Services and Transportation... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 10:05 - 10:45
Kino 3 Kulturbrauerei

10:50

Keynote – Eric Hysen
Facilitators
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Justin Arenstein

Director, Code for Africa
Director at @CodeForAfrica and @AfricanCIR, bringing together investigative journalism and civic technology, to turn 'data' into actionable information for citizens. | | I manage the impactAFRICA and innovateAFRICA funds for journalism experimentation, and also curate the 35,000+ strong Hacks/Hackers Africa community, plus I support a network of civic tech labs across Africa. | | We believe is partnerships: come talk to us!

Speakers
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Eric Hysen

Head of Politics & Elections, Google


Thursday July 17, 2014 10:50 - 11:30
Kino 3 Kulturbrauerei

11:30

Morning break
Thursday July 17, 2014 11:30 - 12:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Open Transport Projects + Bikestorming: sharing lessons learned
In this session we'll look into some exciting projects around transportation and open data, and will invite the audience to present their own. We hope to share some tools, experiences and lessons learned about how to open data and build apps that create value for every day citizens. 

Here's the plan:

1. An overview of two user-centered open transport data projects: OneStopTranport (Portugal) and Open Mobility (OK Argentina).

2. Members of the session are invited to introduce their own projects and lessons learned, answering four questions:

    •    (1) Who is your user
    •    (2) What problem are you trying to solve
    •    (3) What challenges have you come up with when working with open data (integrations, formats, access) 
    •    (4) Is there something that the Open Transport Working Group could do to help fix some of this problems?

3. Demo and hackflash (really fast hackathon) on @bikestorming, a mobile app to grow urban cycling in cities around the world.


Session hashtag: #TransportOKFestival


This session was co-created by the Open Transport Open Knowledge Working Group. 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.


 

Facilitators
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Matias Kalwill

Founder & Designer, Bikestorming
Working on the intersection of mobille technologies, open data and civic innovation. Founder and designer of Bikestorming.com, a soon-to-be-released mobile app to grow urban cycling in cities around the world, very fast. Open Knowledge Argentina and Hacks/Hackers Buenos Aires member. Now living in Montevideo for the roll-out of Bikestorming, wich includes Open Data expeditions across the country. Digital cartography rookie, visual arts geek... Read More →

Thursday July 17, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space M1 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Mapping BP: an Open Data Approach to creating corporate webs
“Mapping BP” will present an open data approach to building searchable and visualised networks of webs of corporate influence in order to increase oversight on the way international business is done. OpenOil has been working with local partners in three African countries on pilots which will be augmented during the session by participants.

Much information around multinational corporations remains secret. But open data already provide an opportunity to map connections between hundreds of thousands of companies systematically. Who owns who, does business with who, who sits on whose board or serves as a company officer, which companies share business addresses, or accountants. Using open source graph databases such as Neo4j, OpenOil will engage the audience in adding data using an established methodology. This will prove how it is now possible to create a global corporate map by global collaboration, in a way that is useful and safe for partners in the global South.

Session hashtag: #OKFestmappingBP

Facilitators
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Anton Rühling

openoil.net
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Johnny West

openoil.net
Johnny West is the founder of OpenOil which publishes open data sets and applications to better track the world's extractive industries.

Thursday July 17, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space K1 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Peng! Collective Presents: Malarkey as a tactic for activism
This session will explore how playing with false realities and creating doubt, confusion and sometimes even fooling your audience can be a useful tactic for getting attention to an issue you care about. Peng! Collective, the group behind the successful Google Nest and Slamshell hacks will share some lessons from their work and then brainstorm with the group on imagining some creative ways to stir up debate around political and social issues. 

http://www.peng-collective.net/
http://google-nest.org/

Hashtags: #OKfestpeng #OKFestAWAC

This year, Artists Without a Cause have helped to coordinate this session and we’re grateful to them for bringing these artists' work to our attention and helping to organise their presence at the festival. This session remains editorially independent.  

Artists
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Faith Bosworth

Peng Collective
Culture jamming, civil disobedience, info-activism, workshop facilitation, book sprints.
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Jean Peters

Peng Collective
We are researching on and testing new tactics of camoaigning and activism to strenghten the voice of civil society. That is especially subversion, civil disobedience, demasking of PR strategies and context hacking. Check out | http://www.peng-collective.net/en, http://slamshell.com/ or www.google-nest.org


Thursday July 17, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space C2 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Tracking Supply Chains with Open Data
For people with technical skills; hack together the POD and Sourcemap database to encourcage the development of each.
For people without technical skills; challenge to see how much information they can find on products from their barcode and the information on the packaging to create a profile there of.

Facilitators
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Jessi Baker

Founder, Provenance
Jessi Baker is a Designer & Technologist exploring pervasive computing and open data and how a union of the two can inform citizen choices. She is the founder of new tech social enterprise Provenance and a computer science research associate at the Intel Institute for Sustainable Cities. She has been working in the field of transparency of product supply chains and life cycles since 2005. A true blend of art and science, Jessi has a Masters in... Read More →

Thursday July 17, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space S2 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Skills and tools for web native Open Science
Research is becoming increasingly data intensive and computation driven across the board, from the life sciences to physics. There is also added pressure from funders and publishers for researchers to better document and share the outputs of their work, but despite a push for better practice, we’re still facing a gap between what computational skills (analysis, versioning, data management) researchers are expected to know and what they’re being taught at the university level.

There are a number of training programs out there (Software Carpentry, rOpenSci, Open Science Training Initiative, School of Data) working to provide additional support to researchers. But how do those skills map into the vision for more open, reproducible science? This session will explore both, providing hands on training and examples as well as fostering a discussion about how these skills lead to the vision of open research we’re all striving for.

Facilitators
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Sophie Kay

Director, Open Science Training Initiative
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Karthik Ram

co-founder, rOpenSci
Karthik Ram is a co-founder of ROpenSci, and a data science fellow at the University of California's Berkeley Institute for Data Science. Karthik primarily works on a project that develops R-based tools to facilitate open science and access to open data.

Thursday July 17, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space S3 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

CrisisNET: an Interactive Guide to Streaming Crisis Data
CrisisNET finds, formats and exposes crisis data in a simple, intuitive structure that’s accessible anywhere. Now developers, journalists and analysts can skip the days of tedious data processing and get to work in minutes with only a few lines of code.

Our session is a practical, interactive introduction to using the CrisisNET platform, from building an API query to basic visualization. The goal of the panel is that by the time the session ends, participants will be familiar with a new source of data for their work.

Session hashtag: #OKFestCN

Facilitators
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Jonathon Morgan

Technology Director, CrisisNET, Ushahidi
Jonathon is a technologist and entrepreneur focused on building software systems for data science and data journalism. He's co-founder of CrisisNET, founder of Good at the Internet, and CTO of SATrails.

Thursday July 17, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space P1 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Open Decisions API's - Global Standardization
Global meeting of the key developers of Democracy Monitoring API's. The session aims at:

A) Survey of the Document Management Systems used for global public governance in order to understand better the information systems context we are working with
B) Working out and agreeing upon a global Decisions API standard OR choosing not to build one, but instead mitigate and troubleshoot any existing system confusion in current framework
C) Drafting a road map for global proliferation of public governance Decisions making API's

Hashtag: #opencivicdata 

Facilitators
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Scott Hubli

Director of Governance Programs, National Democratic Institute
Scott Hubli is the Director of Governance Programs at the National Democratic Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.
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Miska Knapek

Miska Knapek is an information experience designer from Denmark involved with OKF-Finland, working with making new (open) knowledge building cultures, and visual tools for the same. @miskaknapek
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Jaakko Korhonen

Chapter VP, Open Knowledge Finland
Creating a open governance and open data architecture model for public sector is close to heart for Jaakko. | | Jaakko is also spearheading the efforts to build democracy apps and initiating the Data Fellow practice.
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Markus Petteri Lane

Aaltomo
Markus Petteri Laine is a self employed open knowledge activist working currently for the Open Knowledge Foundation Finland and The Ministry of Transport and Communications. His background is in journalism and entertainment management. Laine holds a Creative Industries degree from the University of Greenwich. | | Laine opposes system dictation where-ever he has to suffer from it. Yet, he acknowledges that systems are what our shared... Read More →
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Antti Jogi Poikola

Chairman, Open Knowledge Finland
Antti has expertise is in developing solutions for the open collaboration between citizens and the public sector organizations. Poikola is active and well connected in Open Data- and Cycling movements in Finland and elsewhere. He organized the first Apps for Democracy Finland contest and is the main author for the guidebook, Public data – an introduction to opening the information resources, published by the Finnish Ministry of Transport and... Read More →

Thursday July 17, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space S4 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Storytelling for Social Change
Human beings have told stories for many centuries. These stories have in many ways shaped who we are, the world we live in and the lives we live. Our ancestors used stories to transfer knowledge to generations that came after them.
Through telling stories, our ancestors found better ways to communicate and express themselves.
The Storytelling for Social Change will use the “what happened” methodology to tell stories that educate, engage and inspire change. Storytelling is no doubt a tool used widely in marketing, fundraising, day-to-day communication and social change (activism).
However, storytelling can only work effectively if one uses the right methodology to tell their stories in a powerful way.
In this session, participants will be introduced to the principles of storytelling and also get a chance to tell their stories and listen to each other’s stories.
We shall also briefly explore creative ways of documenting and sharing our stories.

The session will be very interactive. Every participant of this workshop (if NOT more than 20) will be given an opportunity to tell a story in 2 minutes- during this time, other participants will be listening.
Participants will also take turns to work as dedicated listeners, time keeper or even play any other active role.


Session hashtag: #OKFestStory 

Facilitators
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Javie Ssozi

Co-Founder, SpeakOutUganda
Javie Ssozi is a storyteller and new media enthusiast living and working in Kampala. He has trained several individuals and organisations on creative storytelling approaches.

Thursday July 17, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space S5 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Ground-up open data intermediaries – Who? Where? How?
This session will look at the idea of open data intermediaries and infomediaries: exploring the issue from the ground up, rather than starting from data and tracing down.

Drawing on work across four or more continents, the session will ask: Who are the intermediaries? What are their and our incentives and capacities etc? How can we make sure we have the right models for intermediaries in the right places?

The session will offer rich insights into how open data could be put to use in different contexts across the globe, as well as exploring some of the challenges and barriers to data demand, access and use.

This will be a participative workshop session - with opportunities to share your experience, and build a global conversation around appropriate intermediary action for open data.


The session will be facilitated by members of the Exploring the Emerging Impacts of Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC) research network. Network members, drawn from a wide range of backgrounds in academia, technology and social action, have spent the last year exploring use of open data in diverse contexts across the globe.

Session hashtag: #oddc



This session was co-created by the Open Development Open Knowledge Working Group. 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. 

Facilitators
avatar for Michael Canares

Michael Canares

Managing Consultant, Step Up Consulting
Michael Cañares is managing consultant of Step Up Consulting based in the Philippines. He manages five research projects related to open data: the Open LGU Research Project which looks into open data initiatives at the local level in the Philippines; an agency-readiness assessment on open data of Philippine national departments; two synthesis papers – one on Open Data and Intermediaries and another on Open Data at the Sub-national Level; and... Read More →
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Zacharia Chilliswa

Programmes Coordinator, Jesuit Hakimani Centre
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Gisele Craveiro

professora, Universidade de São Paulo - Co:Lab/USP
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Tim Davies

Open Data Research Coordinator, Web Foundation
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Omenogo Mejabi

Senior Lecturer, University of Ilorin
Has been involved in the planning and implementation phases of several ICT-related projects in the university and is presently the Head of the Information and Communication Science department. Involved in the research network on Open Data in Developing Countries (ODDC). Currently looking at ways to address capacity gaps identified amongst open data stakeholders in the ecosystem. Other research interests include the study of issues in ICT in... Read More →
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Francois van Schalkwyk

Research Manager: Africa, World Wide Web Foundation
World Wide Web Foundation
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Satyarupa Shekhar

Researcher, Transparent Chennai
Satyarupa Shekhar leads Transparent Chennai's work on City Governance and Open Data Initiatives. She leads the group's advisory and advocacy efforts and liaises with the city government and other public agencies in the city to bring a more data driven approach to urban governance.

Thursday July 17, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space F2 Kulturbrauerei

12:00

Money, Politics and Transparency
The Sunlight Foundation, Global Integrity and Transparency International are proposing a session at OKFest to hear about the potential challenges in different political finance disclosure regimes, and come up with potential solutions/next steps for this important, controversial and highly under-regulated area. Our interactive session will introduce transparency projects and technology tools that help uncover the influence of money on politics. Beisdes, we will explore the political-economy drivers of (more) effective political finance systems, and identify data that a government needs to publish.

Twitter account: @MPTransparency

Hashtag: #MPTransparency

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.   

Facilitators
avatar for Alan Hudson

Alan Hudson

Executive Director, Global Integrity
I lead Global Integrity, an NGO that supports open and accountable governance in countries and communities around the world. We do this by generating research and data, by supporting the work of country-level reformers, and by influencing global conversations on open governance. Talk to me about how we can support your efforts to promote and push for more open governance, including open fiscal governance.
avatar for Julia Keseru

Julia Keseru

Sunlight Foundation
Júlia Keserű is the International Policy Manager at the Sunlight Foundation and oversees its international work. Coming from the Hungarian transparency community, Júlia has been an advocate for open government and an expert on open data issues with a special focus on political finance and corruption.
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Lisa Rosenberg

Government Affairs Consultant, Sunlight Foundation
Lisa Rosenberg is the Sunlight Foundation's Government Affairs Consultant, lobbying Congress to make legislative changes to improve transparency in government. She has extensive experience in the legislative branch, having worked for many years on and off Capitol Hill on campaign finance and lobbying reform issues.

Thursday July 17, 2014 12:00 - 13:00
Space F1 Kulturbrauerei

13:00

Lunch
Thursday July 17, 2014 13:00 - 14:00
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Low-Tech Data: Story-Finding and Storytelling
Looking for creative ways to find and present data stories in low-tech settings? We will share our hands-on, participatory techniques for bringing people together around data to find and tell powerful stories without computers. You'll walk away with skills and ideas to help the communities you work with!

Working with data can empower or disempower. Algorithms, technical language, unfamiliar processes - these all leave many communities incapable of working with data, or understanding data-driven discussions. Most folks don't "speak data".

We've developed and tested a set of hands-on activities that introduce finding stories in data to communities. Help us tweak them, give us your insights and experience, and lets all learn from each other!


Session hashtag: #OKFestLowTechData 

Facilitators
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Rahul Bhargava

Research Scientist, MIT Center for Civic Media
Rahul Bhargava is a researcher and technologist specializing in civic technology and data literacy. He creates interactive websites used by hundreds of thousands, playful educational experiences across the globe, and award-winning visualizations for museum settings. As a Research Scientist at the MIT Center for Civic Media, Rahul leads technical development on projects ranging from interfaces for quantitative news analysis, to platforms for... Read More →
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Gabi Sobliye

Gabi comes from a human rights and legal background and at Tactical Tech she helps to think about new ways that information is communicated to reach particular communities through design.

Thursday July 17, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Space S1 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Lobby Regulation and Transparency

The Sunlight Foundation, Access Info Europe, Transparency International and Open Knowledge are co-organizing this session to boost the conversation around lobbying transparency and gather evidence from the open government community that can guide future reform efforts.

We want to hear more about the challenges activists face when trying to introduce lobbying regulation and how they think lobbying should be defined. We will showcase transparency projects that translate lobbying into stories average citizens can relate to - such as Influence Explorer and LobbyPlag. We want to talk about how to better advocate for lobbying data, how to translate the information that’s available, and how to connect the dots about the influence industry without reliable government data. The session will introduce and discuss ongoing efforts to create globally applicable principles for definitions, disclosure and enforcement, and touch base on advocacy campaigns that proved successful.

You don't have to be an expert in lobbying regulation to attend -- we want to begin a dialogue that fits the needs and challenges of a broader segment of this community.


This session was co-created by the Lobbying Transparency Open Knowledge Working Group. 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.

 

Facilitators
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Victoria Anderica

Legal Researcher and Campaigner, Access Info Europe
Victoria Anderica works in Access Info Europe since January 2010. Her work includes analysis of access to information legislation under the Right to Information Rating projects. Victoria also works on the Access Info’s Open Government Standards and in the “Legal Leaks” project training journalists on how to use access to information laws. In addition, she coordinates the campaign in Spain to promote the adoption and implementation of an... Read More →
avatar for Julia Keseru

Julia Keseru

Sunlight Foundation
Júlia Keserű is the International Policy Manager at the Sunlight Foundation and oversees its international work. Coming from the Hungarian transparency community, Júlia has been an advocate for open government and an expert on open data issues with a special focus on political finance and corruption.

Thursday July 17, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Space K1 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Testing the efficiency of open versus traditional science
Open research is the concept of scientists sharing their research with the world as soon as they record it for themselves. This sharing invites open collaboration with other researchers and others across the Web.

One practical example was the Polymath Project, whose initiator commented that "[i]t feels as though this process is to normal research as driving is to pushing a car."

There is some more evidence suggesting that open science can well be more efficient than traditional science, but it is merely anecdotal, and this hypothesis as such has never been tested systematically, nor have suitable conditions been identified.

The aim of this session is to develop a framework for (a) showing that open science can under some conditions be more efficient than traditional approaches and (b) exploring the space of those conditions in a systematic fashion, and (c) actually putting open research to an efficiency test versus traditional science.

Session hashtag: #ovcs – ovcs stands for "open versus closed science"

This session was co-created by the Open Science Open Knowledge Working Group. 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.


 

Facilitators
avatar for Alexandre Hannud Abdo

Alexandre Hannud Abdo

Post-doctoral researcher, LISIS / Université Paris-Est
In Brazil, Alexandre used to be a post-doctoral researcher implementing communication interventions in health care networks. He is a member of the hackerspace Garoa Hacker Clube and facilitator of Ciência Aberta, the brazilian open science working group. At present he is on the move to France, where he will study the evolution of cancer research networks.
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Daniel Mietchen

Researcher, National Institutes of Health, Data Science
I am interested in opening up the entire research process, and open access to the formal descriptions of research results is an important first step in this direction. | Video: https://vimeo.com/30046678 | | Besides, I care about the reusability of open access materials in other contexts, as a means to enhance scientific communication across disciplinary boundaries, between researchers, teachers, students and practitioners, and with the... Read More →

Thursday July 17, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Space M1 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Giving credit where credit is due
Re-using works licensed under Creative Commons seems pretty simple, but it can often be quite time consuming. One image might be okay, but keeping track of the license and attribution of a thousand images in your mashup, or when quoting from massively crowdsourced data sets such as Wikipedia? Whoah! Don’t we have computers to do that for us!? We do – but there’s no widespread support for including licensing or author information when sharing or reusing digital works. This session will discuss how this should work in the open knowledge environment.

Facilitators
Thursday July 17, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Space S2 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Tools tools and more tools: building the data pipeline
In this session we are going to find and explore tools to make use of data. We are going to learn and identify solutions available thanks to the community. We'll consider the whole 'Data Pipeline' and we will share knowledge and experience though individual Data Journeys.

Session hashtag: OKFestTools

Facilitators
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Zara Rahman

Open Development Toolkit Lead, Open Knowledge / Development Initiatives
Zara leads work on the Open Development Toolkit, an initiative working to bring together tools and training materials to help people make sense of aid data.
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Gabriela Rodriguez

Software Developer / Organizer, DATA
Gabriela is a software developer with passion for free software, independent media and open knowledge. She co-founded the Uruguayan nonprofit DATA that works with open data and transparency in South America.
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Marcos Vanetta

Knight Mozilla Fellow, TexasTribune
Marcos is a Software Engineer. Hacker at analice.me and collaborator at Hacks / Hackers BA. He loves good beer and good music and works at the TexasTribune as a Knight Mozilla Fellow.

Thursday July 17, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Space K3 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Opening Politics: Collecting and Organizing Political Data
There are a number of communities that deal with open data in discrete areas of the political process, such as election data, polling results, voting record information, open spending and political finance data. Some efforts have been made to unite disparate data sets, however, more dialogue is needed across the various communities behind the data. This session will identify areas for improving collaboration in collecting open data sets relating to political information and tools for analyzing and visualizing this data.

Session attendees would join a brief, moderated discussion on the challenges across these communities, and then break into smaller groups to identify points of overlap and opportunity with other “open politics” communities. NDI would use this feedback to support coalitions of actors that can help meet the goals of participants identified in the session.

Session hashtag: #openingpolitics

Facilitators
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Scott Hubli

Director of Governance Programs, National Democratic Institute
Scott Hubli is the Director of Governance Programs at the National Democratic Institute, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization working to support and strengthen democratic institutions worldwide through citizen participation, openness and accountability in government.
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Julia Keseru

Sunlight Foundation
Júlia Keserű is the International Policy Manager at the Sunlight Foundation and oversees its international work. Coming from the Hungarian transparency community, Júlia has been an advocate for open government and an expert on open data issues with a special focus on political finance and corruption.

Thursday July 17, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Space S3 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Open Design Definition workshop
The Open Design Definition has been an open source and collaborative effort from the start, in order to build a community around the discussion of Open Design and its implications. The Open Design Definition is an effort to define collaboratively and mark a fix point in the development of Open Design: a piece of knowledge that is important for open design knowledge to be developed and shared openly.

The Open Design Definition is still under development and need your help for improvement! After discussing it online and at many events including Open Knowledge Festival 2012, together we will discuss it and write it in order to reach a stable version. Further discussion on how to follow its development or on its implementation and related projects may also be part of the workshop.

There is an increasing discussion about Open Design, but many times there are different definitions about it, and still it is not clear how to manage and publish design projects as Open Design. With the Open Design Definition we are collaboratively filling this gap, and a final workshop would help us fill the missing point and further discuss it.

We expect the definition to reach at least version 0.5 if not already 1.0 (current version is 0.3)! The participants will discuss the definition, post comments, make improvements and write the definition together with the facilitators.

Session hashtag: #OKFestDesign

This session was co-created by members of the Open Design & Hardware Open Knowledge Working Group. 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.  

Facilitators
avatar for Peter Troxler

Peter Troxler

Research Professor, Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences
I am a Research Professor at Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences on the topic of the Third Industrial Revolution. My field of research is the impact of readily available direct digital manufacturing technologies and the design and manufacturing practice of “fabbers” and “makers” on the creative and manufacturing industries, and the emergence of networked co-operation paradigms and business models based open source principles... Read More →
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Christian Villum

International Community Manager, Open Knowledge
Disruptive technology geek, project bootstrapper, open data advocate & electronic music buff. International Community Manager for @OKFN.

Thursday July 17, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Space S4 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

The Problem with Participation
In settings where vulnerable people live (both in the U.S. and developing world) and where non-profits organizations work are often socially, culturally, and economically distant from environments like the OKFestival where we (who are largely privileged) gather to discuss terms like "open" and "access." The Problem With Participation will explore how the term “open” brings with it three fundamental challenges for people who live and operate outside of the "open knowledge" bubble: capacity, resources (including time), and privacy. Sessions participants will discuss and explore ideas on how to make "open" more "accessible."

Hashtag: #Probwparticipation


Facilitators
avatar for Simeon Oriko

Simeon Oriko

Executive Director, Jamlab
Simeon Oriko is the Executive Director of Jamlab, a co-creation community for high school graduates in Africa. | Simeon has proactively worked in the open movement locally and globally for the past 7 years in the areas of Open Education, Open Licensing, Open Data and Web Literacy.
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Linda Raftree

Consultant, Independent
Linda Raftree (@meowtree) supports strategy, program design, research, and technology in international development initiatives. She currently consults with Girl Effect Mobile (GEM) on digital safety, security, privacy, strategy, and learning. She also advises The Rockefeller Foundation’s Evaluation Office on the use of ICTs in monitoring and evaluation. Linda organizes discussion and learning events through Kurante, a company she co-founded... Read More →
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Nancy Schwartzman

Founder, CEO, Tech 4 Good / Circle of 6 App
Nancy Schwartzman is a filmmaker, a gender-based violence activist, and the creator of the Circle of 6 mobile app. Circle of 6 has 120,000 users in 32 countries and is localized for New Delhi, India. Circle of 6 is dedicated to scaling responsibly and keeping user privacy and safety in mind, especially where gender-based violence and tech/mobile initiatives intersect. Tweets @fancynancynyc
avatar for Lina Srivastava

Lina Srivastava

Regarding Humanity
Lina Srivastava catalyzes and amplifies social impact through creative media. She is a strategist who combines technology, culture, art, and storytelling for social transformation by bringing new narrative forms and distribution techniques to human rights and global development initiatives.

Thursday July 17, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Space F1 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Tracking development in the open
Over the last few years, an enormous amount of development data has begun to flow. Several different efforts have begun to show open development flows from and to different countries. However, significant challenges remain, including improving the quality of existing data, making the data more accessible and connecting official and grassroots data together.

This session will include lightning talks showing five new platforms showing development data (most of which are open source and use open data), and then focus on discussing how to confront challenges based on experience of designing the existing platforms and using the data. The participants will be varied, including from Afghanistan, Nepal and the U.S.



This session was co-created by the Open Development Open Knowledge Working Group. 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. 

Facilitators
avatar for Bill Anderson

Bill Anderson

Information Architect, Development Initiatives
I am the Content Lead on our Joined-up Data Standards project and Technical Lead for the International Aid Transparency Initiative.
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Bibhusan Bista

CEO, YoungInnovations
I am the CEO and co-founder of YoungInnovations, a leading software development firm based in Nepal providing solutions to different parts of the globe. I have my background in technology, research and international development. I have led successful projects around open data, transparency accountability and other development issues. Iam an active member of IATI technical advisory group and Open Data Charter initiatives globally
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Mark Brough

Aid Information Advisor, Publish What You Fund
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Pernilla Näsfors

Digital communications consultant, Openhearted AB
Digital communications consultant working with open data and global partnerships through my own company Openhearted AB. I have worked for the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (Sida), the World Bank Group, the United Nations, and a number of civil society organisations with open data, social media and web strategies.

Thursday July 17, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Space P1 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Following the Money: Making the case for transparency and open data

It would be easier to make the case for greater transparency and more open data about the flow of public resources if there were more examples or use cases of people using information to follow and shape the flow of public resources, particularly in ways that extend beyond sectoral silos. This session, organized by the Follow the Money Network, provides a space for people to share their experience of advocating for transparency and open data about the flow of public resources, to identify shared challenges - particularly around the availability of use cases and examples - and discuss how they might be addressed.


Session hashtag: #OKFestFTM


Facilitators
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Vanessa Herringshaw

Transparency and Accountability Initiative
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Alan Hudson

Executive Director, Global Integrity
I lead Global Integrity, an NGO that supports open and accountable governance in countries and communities around the world. We do this by generating research and data, by supporting the work of country-level reformers, and by influencing global conversations on open governance. Talk to me about how we can support your efforts to promote and push for more open governance, including open fiscal governance.
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Anders Pedersen

Knowledge Development Lead, Open Knowledge

Thursday July 17, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Space F2 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

Open Surveillance?
Open Government created a global movement using public data to create a better world. Snowden's revelations about the role of NSA and other agencies spying on citizens came as a shock to the international open government community. How should we address illegal surveillance from an open government perspective? How should the open government community react to threats to privacy and other fundamental human rights? How do we address address issues related to data traffic and surveillance? This session will explore ethical, normative and empirical approaches to secure fundamental human rights in an age of open government and open data.The session aims to address a usually ignored yet crucial issue about human rights, open data and surveillance.

Session hashtag: #okfestprivacy



This session was co-created by members of the Personal Data and Privacy Open Knowledge Working Group. 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.  

Facilitators
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Renata Avila

Web We Want Lead, World Wide Web Foundation
Renata is Board member of Creative Commons, Lead of the Web We Want initiative at Web Foundation, Researcher for Cyberstewards at Citizen Lab. Human Rights Lawyer and activist from Guatemala
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Javier Ruiz

Policy Director, Open Rights Group
At present I am mainly working on privacy and open data. But I am also very interested in education, participatory processes, and the governance of data for the public interest. |
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Fabrizio Scrollini

Research Coordinator, ILDA
ILDA

Thursday July 17, 2014 14:00 - 15:00
Space S5 Kulturbrauerei

14:00

unFestival
The OKFestival unconference!

Hosted by DATA Uruguay, the creators of the fabulous AbreLatAm unconference.
http://www.abrelatam.org/

Pitch your session on the spot, be part of the UnFestival programme of the day and rock the floor!

Info and schedule (published LIVE on July 16 and 17): okfestival.org/programme/unfestival
Hashtag: #OKunFestival 

Facilitators
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Daniel Carranza

Co-fundador, DATA Uruguay
Co-fundador de DATA Uruguay (http://datauy.org), organización de la soc. civil que crea herramientas y hace activismo por los Datos y Gobierno Abierto local y regionalmente a través de iniciativas como ABRELATAM. Consultor en herramientas y medios digitales para multilaterales, gobiernos, sociedad civil y empresas. Especializado en Gobierno Abierto y Gobierno Digital. Fellow de Gobierno Abierto de la Organización de los Estados Americanos... Read More →
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Victoria Esteves

Comunicadora, DATA
Soy Victoria, comunicadora, y trabajo en DATA (casi) desde sus inicios.
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Fabrizio Scrollini

Research Coordinator, ILDA
ILDA
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Fernando Uval

Board Member, DATA
Self-learned software developer. Almost philosopher and student in Mechanical Engineering, recently opted for change to Physics. Passionate about open knowledge, equality among people and love. Interested in Buddhism and Quantum, think that the little we have in this world should be shared.

Thursday July 17, 2014 14:00 - 17:00
Space L1 Kulturbrauerei

15:00

Afternoon break
Thursday July 17, 2014 15:00 - 15:30
Kulturbrauerei Kulturbrauerei

15:00

Afternoon break - ScienceOpen ice cream break!
Enjoy your #openicecream! Take a break and explore ScienceOpen, the OA research + publishing network.



This refreshment break is sponosored by ScienceOpen. 

Thursday July 17, 2014 15:00 - 15:30
Kesselhaus Kulturbrauerei

15:30

Open, Digital Science - moving beyond open access
The European Commission has included Open access requirements into its new research funding programme, Horizon 2020. All publications need be made available openly. This is accompanied by an ambitious pilot on open research data, aiming at making data collected/created during publicly funded research projects openly available.
Building on this, work is starting on policy for open digital science (see http://ec.europa.eu/digital-agenda/en/news/neelie-kroes-transformative-power-open-digital-science, in particular on citizen science) and will launch a public consultation on the area in June 2014.
The session would be introduced by a quick explanation/refresh on what's going on in these areas.
The rest would be a kind of workshop/brainstorm, aimed at developing ideas for pushing open science forward: What kind of activities should the EU consider funding? New ways of renewing the incentives for scientific and research careers? Killer apps for citizen science (or: smartphone science)? etc.

Facilitators
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Celina Ramjoué

Head of Sector - OA, European Commission (DG CONNECT)
I develop policy on open access (research publications and data) and open science for the European Commission.Our latest achievement in this area is our policy on OA to Open Research Data in Horizon 2020, the EU's Research and Innovation funding programme:http://ec.europa.eu/research/participants/data/ref/h2020/grants_manual/hi/oa_pilot/h2020-hi-oa-pilot-guide_en.pdf. We are now working on open science, a concept that goes further than open... Read More →

Thursday July 17, 2014 15:30 - 16:30
Space K1 Kulturbrauerei

15:30

How To Teach Open Data
Are you passionate about teaching data and tech? Are you striving to support a community of data teachers and learners? Are you keen to exchange experiences with other professionals in the field of teaching data? Then this is the right session for you.
Join us for a conversation about standards and methodologies for data teaching with School of Data, Peer to Peer University and Open Tech School.
• How to organise tech and data workshops
• Building effective curriculum and accreditation
• Type of education activities: a blended offline, online
• Designing passion driven communities

Session hashtag: #OKFestTeachData 

Facilitators
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Ignasi Alcalde

Open Data Consultant, [ia] from data to knowledge
Degree in Multimedia University, Master in Information Society and Knowledge and several postgraduate courses in data analysis and visualization. I talk fluent Catalan, Spanish, English and German medium level. Author of Viewing information: data to knowledge. | | Consultant and trainer in knowledge management, innovation and data visualization. I teach at University of Catalonia and professor of interactive information display at the... Read More →
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Adolfo Antón Bravo

Editor in Chief, Infotics.es
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Juan Casanueva

Executive Director, SocialTIC
Juan Manuel researches and promotes ICT for Social Change projects in Latin America. He is the CEO and co-founder of SocialTIC, a non-profit that enables changemakers through the strategic use of ICTs, and has promoted civic-tech communities like Escuela de Datos, Desarrollando America Latina, Video for Change Network and AbreLatam. Juan Manuel has managed, trained and advised NGOs, Governments and multinational organizations on the use of ICTs... Read More →
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Bekka Kahn

P2PU & Open Coalition
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Robert Lehmann

OpenTechSchool
Robert is a Berlin native, OpenTechSchool core member and founder of the Zurich chapter (opentechschool.org). He's especially interested in K-12 education where he leads the IT Labs Berlin (itlabsberlin.de), a programming workshop offering for school classes. Other than that he's finishing his Master's and enjoys running.
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Milena Marin

Project and Workshop Coordinator, School of Data, Open Knowledge Foundation
Milena is based in London and joined Open Knowledge Foundation as Project and Workshop Coordinator for School of Data. Among others, she is working with and supporting local partners, building the School of Data network around the world, and organising events, workshops and trainings. Before joining the Open Knowledge Foundation, she worked for over 4 years with Transparency International (TI) as Data and Technology Coordinator. - See more at... Read More →
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Emma Prest

General Manager, DataKind UK

Thursday July 17, 2014 15:30 - 16:30
Space S1 Kulturbrauerei

15:30

Getting Ready for the OpenGLAM Benchmark Survey
This workshop is about the OpenGLAM Benchmark survey, an online survey that will be conducted among heritage institutions throughout the world in the second half of 2014. The purpose of the study is to measure the state of advancement in OpenGLAM (digitization, inter-organisational cooperation involving the exchange of metadata, open data, crowdsourcing, linked data) in a given country, and to identify the main challenges and obstacles with regard to the promotion of open cultural data and free access to knowledge.
In addition, the international benchmark study provides international comparisons, allowing each country to see where it stands compared to other countries.
All in all, this survey will provide the international OpenGLAM community with a tool that helps it to better understand the particularities of each country, to put insights gained in a country into a broader perspective, and to better adapt strategies and best practices to the specific situation of each country.

Session hashtag: #OKfestGLAM 



This session was co-created by the Open GLAM Open Knowledge Working Group. 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.


 

Thursday July 17, 2014 15:30 - 16:30
Space M1 Kulturbrauerei

15:30

Sensors, Uncensored: Using Sensors to Enrich Storytelling
As the digital landscape evolves, sensors are bridging the virtual world with the physical world and opening the door to a whole new kind of storytelling. While still nascent in practice, a trend called “sensor journalism” is growing as journalists experiment with new technology and tools to gather information and expand on knowledge about environmental factors like air quality, water quality, and even urban sound design.

Questions this session will explore:
1. What is sensor journalism, and who is doing/has done it?
2. How is sensor journalism related to and different from data journalism?
3. How could open networked sensors potentially enrich storytelling?
4. What are some ways that journalists approach the issue of data quality? 

Session hashtag: #OKFestSensorJ 

Facilitators
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Lily Bui

M.S. Candidate in Comparative Media Studies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Talk to me about remote + networked sensor technology, journalism, citizen science, or burritos. In no particular order.

Thursday July 17, 2014 15:30 - 16:30
Space S2 Kulturbrauerei

15:30

Usability testing workshop
Usability tests have been proven to be a low-cost and effective method of making sure that your app or website is usable. Yet few open source projects do usability tests.

In a usability test, you give people tasks to do and watch them use your product. As a result, you can identify the most serious usability issues and address them.

This workshop introduces participants to Steve Krug’s method of usability testing introduced in his book “Rocket Surgery Made Easy” and teaches them how to facilitate their own usability tests.

Session hashtag: #OKFestUX

Facilitators
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Lydia Dreyer

Lydia Dreyer is a Product Manager for eBay Kleinanzeigen. She came in touch with inhouse usability testing at Xing and now spends even more time on it together with the development team at eBay Kleinanzeigen.
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Claus Höfele

Claus Höfele is a software engineer and initiated the open-source apps “Stolpersteine in Berlin” for iPhone and Android. You can find him on Twitter as @claushoefele.

Thursday July 17, 2014 15:30 - 16:30
Space S3 Kulturbrauerei

15:30

Designing for collective action

What does it take to build a successful civic application? At Google we believe it is important to focus on the user. During this session we will present some of our user research.
In the last year we’ve learned a great deal about the users and developers of civic technology: the citizen, the government and the civic activist.
We will get to understand what drives a citizen in becoming active online and how technology can support them to become active. We will learn what common barriers governments and civic technologists face in developing a their applications. At the end of this session you should be better equipped to design actions and mobilization platforms that can optimally activate citizens. We will start the workshop with several presentations after which we will ask participants of the workshop to share their cases and discuss why their civic applications were a success or failure. We will try to come up with a list of essential requirements for different types of civic applications and publish best practices.




This year, Google are sponsoring this session and we’re grateful to them for preparing and hosting this conversation. For more details about programme sponsors see our Sponsors page.  

Facilitators
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Stef van Grieken

Technical Program Manager, Google
Stef van Grieken studied Industrial Engineering and Philosophy and describes himself as “a tech-entrepreneur and a bit of a geek.” He currently works as a Technical Program Manager at Google. His goal is to promote civic innovation through technology. Before joining Google Stef founded the Dutch civic technology organization Open State Foundation. With projects such as Nu.nl Public, Hack the Government, and Apps for the Nederland he... Read More →

Thursday July 17, 2014 15:30 - 16:30
Space P1 Kulturbrauerei

15:30

Taking privacy considerations forward- the role of the data publisher
This session develops at the back of the Open Data & Privacy workshop held in June 2014 in London. The discussions led to the identification and  prioritization of some key outputs (research & case studies, guides, policy papers, and a toolkit) whose development would contribute greatly towards the continuing work on these issues. Three of these would be discussed in this session including personal data licenses, a data publishing checklist and a talking guide for communicating on privacy and open data. This is intended to be a very participatory  and interactive working session so do bring your thinking caps!

Hashtag: #opendataandprivacy

This session was co-created by the Personal Data and Privacy Open Knowledge Working Group. 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.  

Facilitators
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Sally Deffor

Coordinator, Open Data & Privacy, Open Knowledge
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Javier Ruiz

Policy Director, Open Rights Group
At present I am mainly working on privacy and open data. But I am also very interested in education, participatory processes, and the governance of data for the public interest. |

Thursday July 17, 2014 15:30 - 16:30
Space S5 Kulturbrauerei

15:30

An open data manifesto: crowd sourcing a 'social contract' between governments and citizens - part 2
We will crowd source ideas for a manifesto for an open data era. We will engage people in advance of OKFest using social media, and then over the 2 days of the festival. Using a ballot box, online tools and speaking to attendees, we will collect ideas for inclusion in the manifesto. Our efforts, both before and at the festival, will ensure we get contributions from a diverse group of people - both internationally and from different backgrounds. Overnight & in the morning of the second day we will work on a first draft, which we will open up to discussion in a second session on day 2. We will publish it online so amendments can be followed as they're made. At the end we will leave the manifesto online & invite people to comment on it over the following month.


Antonio Acuña and Kitty von Bertele both work in the Cabinet Office in the UK. Antonio is the head of data.gov.uk and Kitty leads the policy and international work of the transparency team.

Session hashtag: #okfestballot

Facilitators
Thursday July 17, 2014 15:30 - 16:30
Space F1 Kulturbrauerei

15:30

Open Data Charter and the G20
Nicholas Gruen, chair of OK Australia, will present a key report on the economic value of open data. Rufus Pollock, Open Knowledge President and Jeni Tennison, Open Data Institute will respond to the report's findings. The report was commissioned by Omidyar Network with the aim to influence the G20 held in Australia this year. The open data community had a big win last year internationally with the adoption of the G8 Open Data Charter. We are hoping that the G20 may itself adopt a G20 open data charter and help set standards for open data in the world's 20 largest economies. The session will be chaired by Martin Tisné, policy director at Omidyar Network and will include a facilitated group discussion.

Session hashtag: #G20OpenData

This year, Omidyar Network are sponsoring this session and we’re grateful to them for preparing and hosting this conversation. For more details about programme sponsors see our Sponsors page.  

Facilitators
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Laura Bacon

Principal, Policy (Governance & Citizen Engagement), Omidyar Network
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Ania Calderón

General Director of Open Data, Office of the President of Mexico
Ania Calderon is the General Director of Open Data at the Coordination of National Digital Strategy in the Office in the President of Mexico, where she leads the Open Data, Data for Development, Prospera Digital: Social and Financial Inclusion and Innovation for Resilience initiatives. She holds a Master Degree in Public Administration from Columbia University, with a specialisation on Urban Policy and International Media Advocacy and Information... Read More →
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Nicholas Gruen

Chairman, Open Knowledge Foundation (Australia)
Nicholas Gruen is a widely published policy economist, entrepreneur and commentator on our economy, society and innovation. He is founder/CEO of Lateral Economics and Chair of: | • The Australian Government’s Innovation Australia Board; | • The Australian Centre for Social Innovation; and | • Deakin University’s Arts Participation Incubator | • The Open Knowledge Foundation (Australia) | He is Patron of the Australian... Read More →
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Rufus Pollock

President & Founder, Open Knowledge
Rufus Pollock was a Shuttleworth Foundation Fellow, and the Mead Fellow in Economics at Emmanuel College, University of Cambrige; he is an Associate of the Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law at the University of Cambridge. He has worked extensively as a scholar and developer on the social, legal and technological issues related to the creation and sharing of knowledge. More information can be found on his home page.

Thursday July 17, 2014 15:30 - 16:30
Space F2 Kulturbrauerei

17:00

Day 2 Celebration & Closing Concert – Juliani and Valsero w/ The Swag LIVE!
& Special Guests!

#OKFest14 #OKFestMusic #OKFestAWAC 

Speakers
Artists
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Juliani

Juliani is a prominent, award-winning, politically active Kenyan hip-hop musician. He is particularly lauded for his strong connection to the streets, energetic live performances, and socially relevant lyrics. Social activism, in particular building common identity among youth, is a core part of his work, using collaborative music production and creative grassroots initiatives.
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The Swag

The Swag have earned their place and gained experience over the years playing for heavy weights the likes of 50 Cent, Yusuf (a.k.a Cat Stevens), Jaguar Wright, Adel Tawil, K.I.Z and Germany's top hip hop artist Sido. The SWAG (Seriously, We Are Good) have achieved legendary status for hosting their famous weekly SWAG JAM SESSIONS at Berlin's Badehaus since 2012, which have attracted numerous celebrities like Dead Prez, Bilal, Jeru the Damaja... Read More →
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Valsero

Valsero
In a country where criticizing the president can earn one jail time, the Cameroonian political rapper Valsero rises to the challenge and speaks out. He also calls for youth to express themselves and make their voices heard. Valsero works with the Cameroonian NGO Citizens’ Association for the Defense of Collective Interests (ACDIC) to raise awareness and promote participation in campaigns for economic, social, and political... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 17:00 - 18:00
Kesselhaus Kulturbrauerei