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".
, 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).