Satellite events are held year round, open to anyone, and arranged by hosts around the world in partnership with the main OpenCon conference. Approximately 2000 people have attended past events in 2014 and 2015. Satellites often combine content, themes and ideas from the main meeting with locally arranged activities. They're the perfect way to learn and get involved in the community, and are an essential part of the OpenCon community.
OpenCon 2017 Kumasi will include a talk on the essence of open access and open sharing. We'll discuss why we need to openly share in this day and era, and the need to also increase the accessibility of contents in the open stream.
**NOTE: We have changed the venue location to HapaSpace.
- Intro & Icebreaker
- Keynote: Why open access?
- Brainstorming: How can we augment the status quo?
- Break out Sessions: Creative Commons, Wikipedia and Mozilla
- Q & A
- Wrap up/Closure
On March 4, we will be celebrating the International Open Data Day, in Aarhus! Come and join us!
If you are interested to work, use, share open data using a human-centered design approach: Inspiration, Ideation and Implementation, producing rapid prototypes, this is the event for you!
The event will start at 10 am and finish at 2 pm. The program schedule may be adjusted depending on the group size and intensity of the work.
This event is being led by Paula Morais, who participated in the Open Con 2015 and in Open Data Barometer 2015, and Naomi Lipke, who has experience organizing and leading events, workshops on openness. Naomi Lipke has already launched an app using open data, supported on human-centered design.
Coffee break and lunch (sandwiches) will be served in the meeting area.
These meetings will continue throughout 2017 with monthly community meetings related to open data, open access, open education and community projects. Dates and location to be announced.
Open Switch Africa and the University of Lagos Science Student Association will be hosting an Open Data symposium with the theme "Data determines development - 3D". This event is an offshoot of the previous OpenCon 2016 Lagos conference which held on 23rd of December, 2016.
The event will take place in the University of Lagos on 4th of March, 2017 in recognition of Open Data Day, which is being celebrated in different countries around the world. Our event will bring together students, researchers, and early career professionals who are interested in learning about Open data and its numerous opportunities. Social inclusion and economic empowerment can be achieved in a society where citizens have universal access to existing and accurate data, ranging from public information to specialized or customized information related to one’s profession, vocation or culture.
This is not just a conference, it is a growing community of people all around the world who believe in a positive change in our regard for data recording and processing.
OpenCon 2017 Mbarara is about creating a way for openness in scientific research as well as celebrating Open Data Day 2017 with the rest of the world.
There will be presentations from open project leaders, speeches and hacking sessions aimed to come up with a strategy. We will be creating a network map for Open innovations in science with a focus in global health. Researcher and innovators need a more clear map and motivation to innovate through Open: our goal is to clearly map the opportunities, tools, methodologies and rewards for open innovators with open policies.
OpenCon 2017 Phagwara will focus on Open Access in the public interest. More information about the event coming soon!
This OpenCon satellite event will focus on Open Data to create awareness and share ideas about Open Data and strides made in Ghana.
What is open and how can open help you? This full-day conference for students will help answer these questions and more. In the first half of the day, participants will receive an overview of the concept of "open" and hands-on experience with tools for sharing their own work, such as Creative Commons licensing, Wikipedia editing, and GitHub Pages. In the second half of the day, participants will have the chance to meet local professionals who have used "open" to grow their career, and learn tips and tricks for how they can do the same. Participants will leave with the skills to make their own work open, advocate for openness, and market their open experiences to potential employers or collaborators. Come with an idea, or plan to be inspired!