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Open Democracy Barbecue Picnic

Open Democracy Barbeque Picnic
Open Democracy Barbeque Picnic

Date Sunday June 7 1:00pm – 5:00pm (EEST (UTC+03))
Location Omenapuutalo, Lapinlahdentie 1, 00180 Helsinki, Finland
Price Free
Official site Facebook event: Open Democracy Barbecue Picknic


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Bring your friends, partners, kids and pets!

Open Knowledge Finland / Open Democracy Working Group is firing up the barbeques at the picturesque Apple Tree House by the Lapinlahti hospital.

Come and enjoy good food, drink and company. No presentations, just chilling out.

Let’s crowdsource the drinks and foods: please comment on this pad of you’re bringing something to share: https://okffi.hackpad.com/Open-Democracy-Barbeque-Wch5McQltPG

The event closes up the eventrich Nordic Open Data Week, Pohjoismaisen avoimen datan viikko (in Finish)

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Reykjavík Nordic Open Data Week Hackathon

Reykjavík Coworking Unit (That could be you in the middle)
Date Saturday June 6 12:00pm-7:00pm and Sunday June 7 12:00pm-7:00pm (UTC+00)
Location 79 Fiskislóð, Reykjavik, Iceland
Price Free
Official site Reykjavík Coworking Unit


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For anyone interested in participating in the Nordic Open Data Week while in Iceland, Reykjavík Coworking Unit opening the doors June 6 and June 7 12pm to 7pm to use as base for a weekend hackathon.

There will be great coffee, good music, some whisky and plenty of space :-)

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June 5 we’re tracking Nordic Open Data Week 2015 events in #Aarhus, #Stockholm, #Malmö, #Helsinki, #Oulu, #Tampere, #Turku, #København and #Hönefoss

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Nordic Open Data Week

Today it’s the Danish Constitution Day and you can attend Nordic Open Data Week 2015 events in Danmark, Norge, Sverige and Suomi.

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NOTE: All times are CEST (UTC+2), this has implications for Suomi which is EEST (UTC+3), so add one hour for Finnish events.

    AARHUS: Internet Week Denmark 2015 #iwdk
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    Ends: 6th June 2015 – 12:00 am
    Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • STOCKHOLM: Restaurants and Wikidata: A recipe for success
    Starts: Event is in progress
    Ends: 7th June 2015 – 5:00 pm
    Location: Jussi Björlings allé, Stockholm, Sweden
  • MALMÖ: From Soil to Structure
    Starts: Event is in progress
    Ends: 5th June 2015 – 5:00 pm
    Location: Bangatan 9H, 214 26 Malmö, Sweden
  • HELSINKI: #Opendata Makes You Move Hackathon
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 5th June 2015 – 6:00 pm
    Location: HUB13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • OULU: #Opendata Makes You Move Hackathon
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 5th June 2015 – 6:00 pm
    Location: Kasarmintie 13, 90100 Oulu, Finland
  • TURKU: #Opendata Makes You Move Hackathon
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 5th June 2015 – 6:00 pm
    Location: Lemminkäisenkatu 14, 20520 Turku, Finland
  • TAMPERE: #Opendata Makes You Move Hackathon
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 5th June 2015 – 6:00 pm
    Location: Monitoimitalo 13, Satakunnankatu 13, 33100 Tampere, Finland
  • HØNEFOSS: #hack4no – hack for Norway – 2015
    Starts: 9:00 am
    Ends: 6th June 2015 – 9:00 pm
    Location: Kartverksveien 21, 3511 Hønefoss, Norway
  • KØBENHAVN: Danish Constitution Day Celebration
    Starts: 9:30 am
    Ends: 5th June 2015 – 6:00 pm
    Location: Grønningen, København K, Denmark

Nordic Open Data Week 2015, June 4, events in #Aarhus, #Stockholm, #Malmö and #Helsinki

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Nordic Open Data Week

Today you can attend events in Danmark, Sverige and Suomi.

Links to calendar:   

Map with all upcoming events

NOTE: All times are CEST (UTC+2), this has implications for Suomi which is EEST (UTC+3), so add one hour for Finnish events.

  • AARHUS: Internet Week Denmark 2015 #iwdk
    Starts: Event is in progress
    Ends: 6th June 2015 – 12:00 am
    Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • STOCKHOLM: Restaurants and Wikidata: A recipe for success
    Starts: 10:00 am
    Ends: 7th June 2015 – 5:00 pm
    Location: Jussi Björlings allé, Stockholm, Sweden
  • STOCKHOLM: Wikidata Visualization Challenge Award Ceremony
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 4th June 2015 – 4:00 pm
    Location: Lindstedtsvägen 5, Kungliga Tekniska Högskolan, Lindstedtsvägen 5, 114 28 Stockholm, Sweden
  • MALMÖ: Performing Encryption Improvisational Workshop
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 4th June 2015 – 4:00 pm
    Location: Bergsgatan 29, 214 22 Malmö, Sweden
  • MALMÖ: From Soil to Structure
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 5th June 2015 – 5:00 pm
    Location: Bangatan 9H, 214 26 Malmö, Sweden
  • HELSINKI: Data visualisation day
    Starts: 2:00 pm
    Ends: 4th June 2015 – 7:00 pm
    Location: HUB13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13, 00100 Helsinki, Finland

This is your Nordic Open Data Week 2015 “wake up call”, events for #Aarhus, #Helsinki, #Malmö, #Global, #København and #Oslo

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Nordic Open Data Week

Today you can attend events in Danmark, Norge, Sverige, Suomi and event Globally though the magic of the Interwebz.

Besides the Nordic Open Data Week events, we’re tracking a Danish General Election Town Hall Meeting in Copenhagen, that will be streamed live, starting at 7pm.

Also in Copenhagen the annual #cphdistortion Festival kicks off.

Links to calendar:   

Map with all upcoming events

NOTE: All times are CEST (UTC+2), this has implications for Suomi which is EEST (UTC+3), so add one hour for Finnish events.

  • AARHUS: Internet Week Denmark 2015 #iwdk
    Starts:Event is in progress
    Ends: 6th June 2015 – 12:00 am
    Location: Aarhus, Denmark
  • HELSINKI: Open Science Lounge
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 3rd June 2015 – 12:00 pm
    Location: HUB13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • MALMÖ: Open Data in School
    Starts: 8:30 am
    Ends: 3rd June 2015 – 10:00 am
    Location: Minc I Sverige AB, Anckargripsgatan 3, 211 19 Malmö, Sweden
  • HELSINKI: Biodiversity hack
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 3rd June 2015 – 5:00 pm
    Location: HUB13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • HELSINKI: DroneArt Helsinki!
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 3rd June 2015 – 4:00 pm
    Location: HUB13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • GLOBAL: Open Science / Access online meetup
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 3rd June 2015 – 2:00 pm
  • HELSINKI: Open Southwest Finland Challenge Opening at Restaurant Koulu
    Starts: 1:00 pm
    Ends: 3rd June 2015 – 4:00 pm
    Location: Restaurant Koulu, Eerikinkatu 18, Turku, Finland
  • KØBENHAVN: WikiWednesday looks at architecture in Ørestad
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: 3rd June 2015 – 8:00 pm
    Location: Vestamager St., Denmark
  • GLOBAL: ICT-political town hall meeting #itvalg
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: 3rd June 2015 – 9:30 pm
    Location: IDA Mødecenter, Kalvebod Brygge 31, 1560 København, Denmark
  • OSLO: Open Data Week: Lean Coffee
    Starts: 9:00 pm
    Ends: 3rd June 2015 – 10:00 pm
    Location: Teknologihuset, Pilestredet 56, 0167 Oslo, Norway

MakerCity Festival

MakerCity Festival

Date May 29 2015 12:30pm – May 31 5:00pm (CEST (UTC+02))
Location Lerchesgade/ Storms Pakhus, Finlandkaj 12, Odense, Danmark
Price Free
Official site MakerCity Festival


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We would like to invite you to an exiting festival for inventions, creativity and new and old crafts.

Af festival for tech enthusiasts, crafts people, hobby people, engineers, artists, students and others with a passion for creating, inventing og improving. A day where you can meet likeminded, inspire and get inspired. A place where you can show case your projects.

MakerCity Festival will this time be held in Lerchesgade near Storms Pakhus on the harbour in connection with the Havnekultur Festival.

The Festival is organised by Computer Clubhouse, Firstmovers and Ungvest.

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Speculation #1: Future scenarios about robots and society

百万ドルの夜景 in 香港 Victoria Peak
Photo: CC-BY Yuya Sekiguchi
Date June 5 2015 12.00pm – 5:00pm (CEST (UTC+02))
Location Rocket Labs, Hejrevej 30, 3, 2400 København, Danmark
Price Free, sign up on Facebook Spekulation #1 – Fremtidsscenarier om robotter og samfundsliv (in Danish)
Official site Facebook-event: Spekulation #1 – Fremtidsscenarier om robotter og samfundsliv (in Danish)


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Alternative Danish Constitution Day celebration where in Copenhagen North West where the robots take center stage.

The questions is, in reference to Asimov’s three laws of robotics – a kind of Constitution for robots – do the robots celebrate Constitution Day?

Free, sign up on Facebook Spekulation #1 – Fremtidsscenarier om robotter og samfundsliv (in Danish)

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Open Data Week: Meetup

Open Data Bergen Open Data Bergen

Date Tuesday June 2 2015 6.00pm – 9:00pm (CEST (UTC+02))
Location Maos, Det Akademiske Kvarter, Olav Kyrres gate 49, Bergen, Norge
Price Free
Official site Open Data Week: Meetup (in Norwegian)


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On June 2 Bergen Open Data is hosting a meetup on open data, primarily in Norge. We are proposing some short presentations on different topics related to open data.

Confirmed so far:

  • Livar Bergheim of UiB presents open university data and data on public transportation.
  • Hans Kristian Flaatten of DNT presents Nasjonal Turbase an open database for sharing hikedata and data on the great outdoors in all of Norway.

We warmly invite all who are using or providing open data in different settings to share their experiences, please contact Livar (@livarb) or Hans Kristian (@starefossen).

UPDATE: there will be PIZZA at the meetup :-)
We have a cozy room at Det Akademiske Kvarter where we can sit after the talks. The Bar (Grøhndahls) is open to those that would like soft drinks/coffee/beer. :-)

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Performing Encryption Improvisational Workshop

Top: spline, by wwworks CC:BY; bottom: Mudras, by haynes CC:BY-SA.
Date Thursday June 4 2015 12.00pm – 4:00pm (CEST (UTC+02))
Location Bergsgatan 29, 214 22 Malmö, Sverige
Price Free, but please, sign up!
Official site Invitation: Performing Encryption Improvisational Workshop – June 4


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Sometimes the best way to tackle the big questions is obliquely, and in motion.

The Living Archives project celebrates Nordic Open Data Week by inviting you to generate a digital encryption key using your own gestures and movements. Encryption keys are pieces of code used to protect or access data that are usually produced randomly by computers. However randomness is becoming increasingly more difficult. This workshop will explore whether the body has the potential to activate computational processes that are unique.

Please, sign up!

Why?
If the downside of perpetual archiving is perpetual surveillance, then bodily encryption practices are part of an overarching strategy for controlling and disseminating personal data. Yes, we support Open Data – but when the data come from your body it is sometimes necessary to decide what is open, for whom, and when.

Trace the body in the algorithm, reaffirm physical presence in Big Data, and see if your digital encryption key feels more like yours if it was generated as a duet between your movement improvisation and computational processes.

How?
This is a beta-stage interaction design experiment that inserts movement into the generation of a digital encryption key by replacing the mouse movement of a standard encryption program with motion data captured by a Kinect.

You don’t have to be a dancer: is there a pattern of movements that might be associated with you? Hand, arms, body moving in space, inverted, idiosyncratic … You can perform these in the studio for capture by the Kinect, either with others watching or in private.

What will you get?
You will leave the workshop with your private encryption key. We will also give you an encrypted file of the video of your movement as an archival trace of your improvisation. Your movement will be archived both in the key and in the video. You can use the key to de-crypt the video of your own movement, or you can use it for other data communication.

And the research?
As this is part of research into the performance of memory, the last hour (from 15:00-16:00) of this workshop will be devoted to critical and creative discussion around Encryption, Openness, Bodies and Memory in the performances of data and the performances of daily life.

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