Nordic Open Data Week 2015 #nodw15

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Nordic Open Data Week is a joint Nordic effort to make open data more tangible to citizens, private and public sphere. The week features public events about the different shapes and forms of open data. There’ll be open data information visualisation hackathons, lectures, workshops, and even a kids hack.

Nordic Open Data Week seeks to strengthen Nordic collaboration on open data. Open Data being a contemporary digital extension of key historic Nordic focus on education, knowledge and collaboration across public, private, government and national borders. Likewise, the Nordic Open Data Week is a product of Nordic public, private and government collaboration.

Hackathon and open data

The aim is to arrange activities in Nordic countries that visualize the value and meaning of open data. This can be an ArtHack, maker hacks, hackathons or any other kind of creative meetups.

The planned period is 29th of May to 7th of June . The aim is to have many activities in all nordic countries. Activities can be independent of each other and just make use of the name and dates. Anyone is allowed to launch their own activity during this week and use of the increased attention a joint activity like this can bring.

The Nordic Open Data Week 2015 will bring together interested parties from the Nordic countries to work simultaneously on open data. Each country has earlier had activities such as hackathons and competitions at the national level with great success; raising this to the cross-border level can bring added value in terms of new and better services – both at a cross-border and national level, while also acting as a catalyst to open up even more data from public sector vaults.

The theme for events is to use any available (Nordic) open data and create physical or digital visualisations. The value of open data comes from reuse – i.e. the selection, modification, combination and visualisation of such data. Creating physical objects or digital visualisations is an effective way to make people aware of the existence of open data and its value. These objects and visualisations can be installed in public places where people can see and interact with them.

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Nordic Open Data Week: Forum Open Data #7 – Vinnova #nodw15

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On Friday the 20th of February VINNOVA will be hosting an un-formal meeting to discuss and plan Nordic Open Data Week 2015.

The idea is to have a Nordic Open Data Week from the 29th of May to the 7th of June, and that the week will be filled with many different activities in the Nordic countries.

After the event you can join the Open Data Day Afterwork event.

All the Nordic countires are involved. The purpose of the week is to create manifestations of what open data is, and to show what value they have.

It can be ’makers’ that build gadgets that are connected to some data, artists that create installations, data journalists and people doing information graphics, musicians that create sounds based on real time information, cities that visualise environmental data in the public space, etc.

Other questions that you want on the agenda whould be communicated to the host ahead of time.

A very basic webcast is being planned ((cell phone + bambuser).

Venue TBA.

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#hack4no – hack for Norway – 2015

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#hack4no2015 2015 Kartverket
#hack4no2015 2015 Kartverket
Date Friday June 5 2015 09:00am – Saturday June 6 2015 09:00pm (CEST (UTC+0200))
Location Kartverksveien 21, 3511 Hønefoss, Norway
Official site #hack4no (in Norwegian)

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Kartverket and Difi is hosting a hackathon in Hønefoss, Norway on the 5th and 6th of June 2015.

# Hack4no 2015 will take place in Hønefoss, Norway, on Friday 5th and Saturday 6th June.

It is jointly organized by the Norwegian Mapping Authority and Norways Agency for Public Management and eGovernment, Difi. In parallel we are organizing a junior hack where children and teenagers can experiment, program and hack and where Minecraft will be one of the attractions.

We are inviting hackers, designers, entrepreneurs, developers, students and other creative minds, whether they work in the public or private sector, to join us in Hønefoss to “hack” in open data. Data can be found on the Norwegian open data portal and we hope that international open data will be used too.

# Hack4no 2015 is part of Nordic Open Data Week which is running from the 29th May to 7th June in the Nordic Countries.

Hønefoss is located about 1 hour outside Oslo. Map and practical information here (only in Norwegian).

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We Can [Edit]! Copenhagen #WeCanEditCPH

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This project seeks to address and counter Wikipedias well-documented gender bias in practice and theory. It will do so by arranging feminist edit-a-thon on March 8 2015 and March 9 2015 with a connected academic symposium on the morning of March 9. The edit-a-thon will be dedicated to train new editors to write 30 new articles and expand selected stubs in Danish and English on notable female figures, primarily female artists and scientists, plus a few female topics.

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Django Saturday – Open data edition

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Copenhagen Django Group

On Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 11:00 AM The Copenhagen Django Meetup Group have joined forces with the good people from Virk Data (, and are hosting a hackathon at Opbeat, Njalsgade 17A 3, Copenhagen S.

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More info follows…

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#ODDDK15 #CPH: Warm up for #ODD15 (Open Data Day) with a round of “high impact data exercise”

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@neogeografen of fame is hosting a “data excercise” event in the neighboorhood where the Copenhagen Open Data Day event will take place. During the event we will take photos for the Mapillary project, a project that is trying to crowdsource a “DYI street view”.

We will rendevous at 11:30 AM on the 21st of February, at the Blegdamsvej/Tagensvej intersection (near the Panum Institute).

After a short introduction you will be assigned a photo mission in the neighbourhood.

You have to bring a smart phone with GPS and have downloaded the Mapillary appen (app is available in Apple AppStore, Google PlayWindows Store, Amazon Store and Android direct link). You might want to prepare yourself by checking the app out first.

Finally remember warm clothing, good foot wear and a charger for your phone.

(Marker indicates the meeting point at 11.30 AM on Saturday the 21st of february 2015)

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3 days. Plenty of Open Data. Real challenges. Real solutions – Open Culture Days Aarhus

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Open Culture Days is your chance to solve real issues using Open Data. Spend 3 days competing with students from all over the country in creating the most innovative Open Data solutions.

The winners will receive a complete start-up package in order to turn their winning project into a startup company.

Join us from february 20.-22. in Aarhus for the coolest hacklab of the year.

Open Culture Days will be hosted by Open Data Aarhus and IBM in collaboration with Rethink 2017.

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International Open Data Day Helsinki Hackathon

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Forum Virium Helsinki, Microsoft, Open Knowledge Foundation Finland, HSL, Futurice, API:Suomi, Codento, Reaktor and Digile are teaming up to bring you the Open Data Day hackathon! Join us to learn, hack and enjoy great food.

Registration for the event is free but required: International Open Data Day Helsinki Hackathon 21.2.2015

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Open Data Day Afterwork Stockholm

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International Open Data Hackathon

Welcome to AW with an open data meet-up friday the 20th of february 2015 at 5pm.

Venue: Belgobaren, Bryggargatan 12

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Mingle with the most engaged “openness people” in Stockholm! Enjoy the evening and network with likeminded people with various backgrounds.

Together we will get an head start to Open Data Day 2015!

Event organisers are .SE, Open Knowledge Sweden, Wikimedia Sverige, VINNOVA

Supporters are Creative Commons Sweden

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Join us in celebrating Open Data Day 2015 in Copenhagen

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Open Data DayIt is the International Open Data Day on the 21st of february 2015, and to mark that there will be an event in Copenhagen from 2pm to 5pm.

The location will be:
MellemRummet, Ravnsborggade 11, 2200 København N

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The event has two tracks:

  • Mapping of the danish “open”-communities
  • Dataworkshop with a focus on crowdsourced general election candidate data.

We expect to be offering an introductory session on data analysis for beginners and slightly experienced, if there is an interest in it.

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