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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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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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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

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

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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.

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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
    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

#Aarhus, #Helsinki, #Global, #Turku and #Bergen has Nordic Open Data Week events today #nodw15

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UPDATE: The MyData online hangout at 11:00am (CEST+2) has been postponed.

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

Have a wonderful day.

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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: Hyötyä omasta datasta – MyData tilannekatsaus 2015
    Starts: 8:00 am
    Ends: 2nd June 2015 – 11:00 am
    Location: HUB13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • HELSINKI: Open Government Partnership Finland
    Starts: 12:00 pm
    Ends: 2nd June 2015 – 1:30 pm
    Location: HUB13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • HELSINKI: Freedom of Information, Openness and FoI requests
    Starts: 1:30 pm
    Ends: 2nd June 2015 – 3:00 pm
    Location: HUB13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • HELSINKI: Panel: Open Democracy and Citizen Participation in 2020
    Starts: 3:00 pm
    Ends: 2nd June 2015 – 4:30 pm
    Location: HUB13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13, 00100 Helsinki, Finland
  • TURKU: MaptimeTurku – Open Street Map -sessio
    Starts: 5:00 pm
    Ends: 2nd June 2015 – 7:00 pm
    Location: Ravintola Kerttu, Läntinen Pitkäkatu 35, Turku, Finland
  • BERGEN: Open Data Week: Meetup
    Starts: 6:00 pm
    Ends: 2nd June 2015 – 9:00 pm
    Location: Olav Kyrres gate 49, University of Bergen, Olav Kyrres gate 49, 5015 Bergen, Norway
  • AARHUS: Aarhus Data Drinks Exclusive & ODDK
    Starts: 7:00 pm
    Ends: 2nd June 2015 – 9:00 pm
    Location: Ridehuset, Midtbyen, 8000 Aarhus, Denmark

#Aarhus, #Helsinki and #Visby: here’s your Nordic Open Data Week forecast for June 1 2015 #nodw15

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Danmark

AARHUS 10:00am: Internet Week Denmark 2015 #iwdk

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Sverige

VISBY 10:00am: Networking day on open data

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  • 6. Fördjupningsdag kring öppna data – offentligarummet (in Swedish)
  • Suomi

    HELSINKI 11:30am: Open data – Insights for Business

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  • Invitation here (in Finnish)
  • AARHUS: Internet Week Denmark 2015 #iwdk

    The second Internet Week Denmark will take place in Aarhus, Denmark June 1 – 5, 2015. Follow the official tag #iwdk.

    Internet Week Denmark Live and Archived.

    Quote from the official website:

    The festival features industry focused talks and presentations for professional digital employees, workshops and networking for students, entrepreneurs, investors, and executives. The overall theme is the internet and new opportunities for innovation, business, public service, jobs, and growth.

    Mobile apps, FaceBook, Twitter, online hotel bookings, and email communication represent only a few aspects of the services many of us use on a daily basis. Citizens – families, kids, and seniors – everyone will see a number of exciting events in the urban space.

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    VISBY: Networking day on open data

    Offentliga Rummet
    Offentliga Rummet

    Sveriges Kommuner och Landsting in cooperation with e-delegetionen, samtrafiken and several others, invites you to a day of reflection. During the day we’ll reflect on three areas that are described below in detail.

    The target group for the three areas are people who works with open data in the public sector.

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    HELSINKI 11:30am: Open data – Insights for Business

    Open data has a huge business potential – but how to turn the potential into real business? This entrepreneur spirited event will dig in into open data business models with real examples and experiences. The hands-on part of the event is a service design ideation workshop with open data opportunities and ideas for solutions and business.

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    Biodiversity hack

    Biodiversity Map - trees and lasers
    Biodiversity Map – trees and lasers
    Date June 3 2015 1.00pm – 6:00pm (EEST (UTC+03))
    Location Hub13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13 A, Helsinki, Finland
    Price Free. Please fill in the project form, this account works for FORGE virtual machine management, developer user services and documentation. It is recommendable for everyone to apply. Biodiversity Map project account form
    Official site Facebook event: Biodiversity hack, Nordic Open Data Week


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    Welcome to the “Biodiversity map” hackathon. During the afternoon you may contribute to the Open Knowledge Finland biodiversity map project. Hackers, GIS-specialists as well as biodiversity experts and enthusiasts are all welcome!

    More info about the project Lajirikkauskartta hanke-esittely (in Finnish)

    Please fill in the project form, this account works for FORGE virtual machine management, developer user services and documentation. It is recommendable for everyone to apply. Biodiversity Map project account form

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    Open API Brunch and Hacking

    Open API Brunch and Hacking
    Open API Brunch and Hacking
    Date June 6 12:00pm – 6:00pm (EEST (UTC+03))
    Location In Helsinki the event will be at the Töölö Office hackerspace, Töölön toimisto, Caloniuksenkatu 9 D 64
    ovik. 3647, 00100, Helsinki, Finland, and will have live video feed for Oulu, Tampere and all interested to join.
    Price Free, sign up for Helsinki event: Eventbrite: Open API hacking brunch
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    Relaxed nyyttikestit -style brunch, and hack if you wish. In Helsinki we will be at the Töölö Office hackerspace, and will have live video feed for Oulu, Tampere and all interested to join. Welcome to meat and vege people, eat  good food,  enjoy the new OKFFI space We expect to see people interested in GIS, SIRI, GTFS, geocoder, mydata, encryption etc.

    The main goal is to establish the recommendation for SIRI/GTFS API in 2015. We are going to have reference code and a production environment to test the capabilities. Each city has the opportunity to compare their API:s, data, performance, client use cases and interoperability.

    If you feel like pitching in, write in your ideas to the pad Open API bruch and join the Facebook event: Open API bruch

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    Open data – Insights for Business

    Date June 1 2015 11.30am – 6:30pm (EEST (UTC+03))
    Location Hub13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13 A, Helsinki, Finland
    Price Free. Invitation here (in Finnish)
    Official site Invitation here (in Finnish)
    Organisers 6aika, HRI, Forum Virium, OKF, COSS


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    Open data has a huge business potential – but how to turn the potential into real business? This entrepreneur spirited event will dig in into open data business models with real examples and experiences. The hands-on part of the event is a service design ideation workshop with open data opportunities and ideas for solutions and business.

    Program

    11:30 Lunch
    12:00 Opening / Jukka Viitasaari, Teknologiateollisuus ry
    12:15 Open data business models and examples / Matti Rossi, Aalto University
    12:40 6Aika to boost sustainable open data business /Hanna Niemi-Hugaerts, Forum Virium

    12:50 Case Vainu / Pietari Suvanto, Vainu Oy
    13:00 Ideation, business out of open data /Jyrki Koskinen /COSS, Krista Keränen /Laurea
     Workshop facilitated by Affecto, Diagonal, IBM, Microsoft, Reaktor, Spatineo
    15:30 Break with stands: meet data openers and companies and find funding for start-ups and business ideas
    16:00 Open Finland Challenge 2015 launch /Teemu Ropponen, OKF
    17:30 Coctails

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    Data visualisation day

    Date June 4 2015 3.00pm – 8:00pm (EEST (UTC+03))
    Location Hub13, Kaisaniemenkatu 13 A, Helsinki, Finland
    Price Free
    Official site Nordic Open Data Week: Panel: Open Democracy and Citizen Participation in 2020


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    Thursday 4th June, Hub13

    Welcome to a day on:

    • Working with data and visualisation in institutions, to inform policy.
    • Working with data visualisation interactively to explore data further.
    • Workshop/mentoring session to get people visualising themselves.

    Schedule overview

    15:00-16:00 – Municipal data and visualisation, with Mattias Lindroth of Kuntaliitto/Kommunförbundet , and working interactively with investigating data, with Mikko Malmgren of DIagonal. ( Web addresses, respectively, Kommunförbundet/Kuntaliitto : http://www.kommunerna.net/sv/Sidor/default.aspx/ & http://www.kunnat.net/fi/Kuntaliitto/Sivut/default.aspx . Diagonal : http://diagonal.cc/.

    16:00 – 16:30 – From environmentla data to poilcy – working with data in policy making contexts., with Manuel Frias of http://Helcom.fi, the Baltic Marine Environment Protection Commission .

    16:30 – 17:00 – Financial data visualisation : presentation of visual a macroeconomics simulator ( under developmenti ), with Peter Tattersall of http://hahmota.fi.

    17:00 – 18:00http://Gapminder.org showcase a new data/visualisation framework. ( More details below ).

    18:00 – 20:00Interactive Visualisation Helsinki) and Gapminder.org workshop/mentoring session about common graphic user interface and code-based visualisation tools, for mapping as well as showing data.

    In more detail

    It’s all about democracy (5 min)

    Decision making in public organisations is about governing our common interests.

    Insights and transparency of information is good for democracy, so accessibility to data is important.

    Democracy is also about that everybody needs to understand, and visualisations can help a good way towards a better understanding!

    From order to own presentation (10 min)

    Mattias presents how Kommunförbundet works with visualisations as a tool to understand complicated and comprehensive data. Foremost we’ll look at how the development has moved ahead with tools that we can use ourselves.

    DEMO: From data to information (15-20 min)

    Mikko presents an alternative was of analysing data and make visualisations. The idea is to demonstrate how quickly you can make an informative presentation from a huge amount of data.

    He will also present a new service: ”Viisas kuntavaikuttaja” which is under construction (http://www.kuntavaikuttaja.fi)

    Vi vill ha er hjälp! Tarvitsemme teidän apua! We want your help! (20-30 min)

    What kind of data do we need to improve transparency and democracy in decision making?

    What would be the best way to visualise difficult questions in a way so that it is easy to understand?

    Mattias will sum up our discussion and ideas in an article on Kommuntorget.fi!

    Gapminder.org new framework session ( 18:00 – 19:00 )
    Gapminder Foundation will give the first public demo of its new visualisation framework during the Nordic Open Data Week

    At the INT-VIS-HEL Workshop on 4th june we, Arthur and Angie of Gapminder will give you the first demo of our new framework (starts 17:00), we will show-and-tell the process of creating a simple visualisation in it, and also help those of you who would like to hack it during the workshop (starts 18:00).

    With modern tools you can create and publish a nice interactive data visualisation in a few hours. But as the years would pass it will most likely need substantial rearchitecturing every time you’ll want to add a new feature or show your graph to the new audience, or tell a new story with it.

    Gapminder is known for telling facts about the world in a way everyone can understand (watch some TED talks of Hans Rosling if you haven’t yet). At Gapminder, we’ve used data graphics for many years to show global statistics and tell stories around it. Our visualisation tools are getting exposed to the hardest test: maintenance over time. We are currently building an open-source framework with focus on maintainability, and we call it “Vizabi”.

    Vizabi is a framework for building Maintainable Visual Exploration Tools, with consistent support for the following five core features: 1) Embedding with configurations, 2) Responsive layout, 3) Support devices native UI Controls & Interactions, 4) Enable Instant Translation & Localisation by end user, 5) Unifying data-schema for multi dimensional statistics.
    See our example pages here: http://static.gapminderdev.org/vizabi/develop/preview/

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    Interactive Visualisation Helsinki + Gapminder.org mentoring session ( 19:00 – 20:00 ):
    (sign up here: http://www.meetup.com/intvishel/ )

    As part of Nordic Open Data Week, we are organizing a data visualization workshop. Choose an open dataset or API that interests you and work together with other participants to create insightful visualizations. Tutors will help you with wrangling the data and using visualization tools. We currently have tutors for the following tools:

    • OpenRefine ( Data investigation and cleaning )
    • Density Design RAW ( Data visualisation )
    • D3.js ( Data visualisation )
    • MapBox Studio ( Maps )
    • Gapminder’s Vizabi ( Data and Visualisation tool )

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