Description We believe knowledge can empower everyone, enabling people to work together

to tackle local and global challenges, understand our world, expose inefficiency and challenge inequality and hold governments to account. We believe in diversity: epistemic, geographic, socio-demographic, of language and gender.

Let's meet and discuss

Website(s) http://okfn.org
Type Meeting
Keyword(s) social, political
Processing assembly NoisySquare
Person organizing Mihi
Language en - English
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Starts at 2013/12/29 06:30:00 PM
Ends at 2013/12/29 07:30:00 PM
Duration 60 minutes
Location NoisySquare

WHO ARE WE: The Open Knowledge Foundation is a worldwide network of people passionate about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge. We believe knowledge can empower everyone, enabling people to work together to tackle local and global challenges, understand our world, expose inefficiency and challenge inequality and hold governments to account. We believe in diversity: epistemic, geographic, socio-demographic, of language and gender.

WHAT DO WE DO: At the Open Knowledge Foundation we do awesome stuff with open data and open knowledge. We run data expeditions all around the world, support the work of transparency activists from Uruguay to India (and yes, Germany too), push governments to open up (in a machine readable fashion please) and be accountable, track countries' spending movements, run a praised curated review of awesome public domain (art)works and more. And what's awesome about this? We do it together with a huge worldwide community and everyone can join!

And even more than this: we run a huge festival every second year, next time happening in 2014 in Berlin – the Open Knowledge Festival (July 15-18, save the date!). 4 days of participatory and hands-on sessions, hacks, installations and parties, owned by all the open communities and projects which will shape its agenda. Keywords: inclusivity, diversity, community, action.

WHY YOU MIGHT WANT TO JOIN THIS MEETUP @ #30C3 You want: - know more about the Open Knowledge Foundation & projects you'd like to join - get your hands on data and knowledge still to be opened up - hold your national or local governance to account - challenge inequality - co-create the goals at the root of the Open Knowledge Festival, the event from and for the global open communities.

So if you're into open, community powered amazingness, inclusivity and great gatherings (well, you're at 30C3, you're likely to be into those) – JOIN US!