CKAN @ Open Data Cities conference

  • Mark Wainwright
  • 16 Apr 2012
The first Open Data Cities conference takes place this Friday, 20 April, in Brighton - and the Open Knowledge Foundation is one of the organisations supporting it. Cities are the new frontier for Open Data - there is more and more government data online, but a wealth of data at city level whose release will unlock huge potential. In the organisers' words, the conference will focus on how to "engage with citizens to build more creative, prosperous and accountable communities". Greg Hadfield, founder of Open Data Brighton & Hove, has put together a terrific schedule, including a talk from the Open Knowledge Foundation's own Laura James. The many other excellent speakers include Emer Coleman of the Government Digital Service, Ian Holt from Ordnance Survey, and MySociety's Tom Steinberg. Tickets are still available - and OKF supporters can get a 25% discount by using the top secret code 'OKFN' on the booking page. If you attend, be sure to come and chat to us at the CKAN stall, ask questions, tell us your ideas, or give us feedback (or chocolate).