Open Knowledge Conference 2010

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Conference in London, UK


  • when: Saturday 24th April 2010, 1030-1830
  • where: University of London Union, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY

The Open Knowledge Conference (OKCon) is back for its fifth installment bringing together individuals and groups from across the open knowledge spectrum for a day of discussions workshops.

Want to get involved in putting the event together or otherwise helping out? Contact us at info [at] okfn [dot] org.

Sponsored by Open Knowledge Foundation and Wikimedia Foundation.

Speakers and sessions include:

  • 'State of the Nation' Keynotes:
    • Matthias Schindler, Wikimedia (Germany) on 'Bibliographic Data

and the Public Domain'

    • Glyn Moody, on the 'Post-Analogue World'
    • Peter Murray-Rust, on 'Recent Developments in Open Science'
    • Chris Taggart, on 'Open Local Government Data'
    • Sören Auer, on 'Linked Open Data'
    • Jordan Hatcher, on 'Open Licensing for Data'
  • Ideas and Culture with talks on analyzing 'Dickens Letters' and

'Making the Physical from the Digital'

  • Open Bibliographic Information with talks on 'The Itinerant Poetry

Library' and the 'Journal Commons'

  • Community Driven Research with talks on 'Climate data' and 'Open


  • Civic Information with talks on 'Using Open Government Data to

Profile Politicians' and the 'Straight Choice'

  • Open Government Data and PSI in the EU which looks at the current

state of play in France, Norway, Germany, the UK and elsewhere

  • Tools with talks on 'Large-scale data handling and revisioning'

with the Genome, Ontowiki, CKAN and more

  • Open Data and the Semantic Web with talks about South Korean

DBPedia and Thesaurus Management Tool ‘Pool Party’

  • Open Data in International Development including talks from

PublishWhatYouFund and on OpenStreetMap in Haiti