[Reader-list] Open Data Camp Delhi

Suraj Pant surajdpant at gmail.com
Sat Oct 25 03:44:42 CDT 2014

Open Data Camp Delhi - 2014 - November 15

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What is Open Data Camp Delhi?

Open Data Camp Delhi will be a one day unconference in New Delhi on
November 15, 2014. The primary objective of the Camp is enabling the
sharing of ideas, experiences and thinking together about collaborative
initiatives among the open data people in Delhi, that is people who are
talking about and/or working with open data.

One part of the Camp will consist of invited talks showcasing various open
data works taking place in Delhi and elsewhere. The second part of the Camp
will involve semi-structured networking sessions for participants to share
challenges and opportunities, and initiate discussions towards
collaborative work.

It is greatly important for DataMeet to highlight that data cannot be
opened up, accessed, used, re-shared and applied to solve real-life
challenges only by technologists and statisticians. It must involve coming
together of various disciplines, expertise, and agencies. Hence, the Camp
will focus on making possible collaborative discussions and initiatives.

We invite you to participate in and support the Open Data Camp Delhi.
Location and Schedule

Open Data Camp Delhi 2014 will be held at the premises of the Adianta
School for Leadership and Innovation <http://adianta.org/>, Centre for
Knolwedge Societies (see map below) on Saturday, November 15, 2014. We are
grateful to them for hosting and supporting us.

The schedule of the event will be published in early November.
Who is Attending?

The Camp is meant for people who work with (or interested in working with)
data and information produced by government or non-government agencies
towards uses of data that inform and advance civic wellbeing.

We sincerely hope to have a diverse set of participants across disciplines,
sectors, political views and technical and social skills.

However, we expect the participants to be excited about principles of FLOSS and
open data.

Seats are limited, so please register (see below) at the soonest.
Who is Organizing?

The Open Data Camp Delhi is being organised by Delhi Chapter of DataMeet.
Primary contacts are Sumandro Chattapadhyay, Nisha Thompson and Thejesh GN.
The organising team includes Amitangshu Acharya, Guneet Narula, Isha
Parihar, Namrata Mehta, Nasr ul Hadi, Nisha Thompson, Rohith Jyothish,
Shobha Viswanathan, Souvik Das Gupta, and Sumandro Chattapadhyay.
What is DataMeet?

What started as a Google group and small meetups in Bangalore has now grown
to encompass people across the country, discussing ideas, projects,
solutions, and challenges that using government and non-government data in
India presents. DataMeet at present comprises of a group of 1000 people
from across the country who use this group to share data, experiences,
projects, and tools to improve access, understanding and use of data.

It is primarily a civic minded group that believe data and technology can
be harnessed to better the living conditions of citizens. This includes
looking at how to make data open so as to realise its potential to ensure
accountability and transparency, and improve policies and implementation of
projects across private and civic organisations, and government.
What is an Unconference?

An unconference is an event that is not as structured or curated like a
regular conference. This is to allow people who are there to make time and
space to speak about what they are interested in and also create informal
groups to come together and take ownership of the space.
What is Open Data?

“Open data is data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by
anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and
sharealike” - OpenDefinition.org <http://opendefinition.org/>.
Open Data Handbook:
Can I Speak?

Unfortunately the scheduled talks at the event are all by invitation.
However, the post-lunch sessions at the Camp will provide sufficient space
for flash talks and informal discussions for you to share your data works
and questions with the participants.
Can I Volunteer?

Yes! Please contact the organisers!
Can I Watch a Webcast or Participate Remotely?

There is no provision for Webcast as of now. However, you can join the
discussion remotely over IRC (Freenode, #datameet) or on Twitter

Suraj Pant

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