We organize open data and open knowledge-focused meetups, hackathons, conferences, festivals and workshops.
Want to participate in, or start, a local up? Go to our Meetup Network Page.
Open Knowledge Festival – OKFestival
The Open Knowledge Festival, which incorporates the Open Knowledge Conference and Open Government Data Camp, is our annual event which brings together members of the open knowledge community from across the world.
Forums and Workshops
We put on a number of informal hands-on workshops and forums focused on our projects, tools and communities. Information on some of our past workshops can be found at:
- Data-Driven Journalism Handbook Workshop at Mozilla Festival, 2011-04-06
- Workshop on Data Catalogues Interoperability, 2011-05-03
- Workshop on Semantic Web and Open Data, 2009-11-13
- Workshop on Public Domain Calculators, 2009-11-10 and 11
- Workshop on Finding and Re-using Open Scientific Resources, 2008-11-08
- Workshop on Finding and Re-using Public Information, 2008-11-01
- Second Open Visualisation Workshop, 2008-06-21
- First Open Visualisation Workshop, 2008-05-24
- Civic Info Forum No. 2, 2006-11-28
- Open Content Forum, 2006-02-22
- Open Geodata Forum, 2005-04-14
- Forum on Civic Information, 2005-02-11
We also happily co-organise a number of events proposed by other organisations. Information on past events we’ve helped host can be found at:
- The First Open Source GIS UK Conference, 2009-06-22
- 5th COMMUNIA Workshop, 2009-03-26 to 2009-03-27
- Open Everything Berlin
- Open Everything London
We also host virtual events for our networks that anyone with access to a web browser can participate in. These events bring the online and offline together by combining in-person regional hackathons with online participation through IRC and other mediums. Events of this kind include:
- OKFN Community Hackathons
- OKFN virtual meetings
- Open Textbook virtual meetings
- Open Spending virtual meetings
- CKAN package parties
If you’d like to keep up to date with virtual meetings, or to suggest something new you’d like to discuss, please join our discussion list or say hi on IRC at freenode | #okfn.