Hi there, Rickard Dahlstrand...
...Project Manager for the Nordic Open Data Forum on November 20-21. How is it going with the planning?
“It’s going great. It will be this year’s largest nordic open data conference and we have several interesting speakers, including Amanda Smith from Open Data Institute, Ana Brandusescu from the World Wide Web Foundation, Antti Poikola from MyData and Tarjei Leer-Salvesen, who created innsyn.no. In addition, there will be a long line of super exciting workshops covering everything from open mobility data to open data quality.”
What will happen during the Nordic Open Data Forum?
“On Monday November 20, we will be at the Internet Foundation’s premises at Hammarby Kaj. We start with an unconference and a few inspirational lectures. In the afternoon, workshops and evenings are held, and the day will finish with dinner and networking at a nearby restaurant. On Tuesday there will be full speed at the Stockholm Waterfront Congress Center, because we will run in parallel with the Internet days. There will be keynotes with Sue Gardner and Kentaro Toyama, as well as Amanda Smith and Tarjei Leer-Salvesen. In the afternoon after Primavera de Fillippi ‘s lecture, Ana Brandusescu and Antti ‘Jogi’ Poikola will have keynote presentations. At the end we summarise yesterday’s workshops and give glimpses from the Nordic open data scene.”
What can you expect as a participant at the forum?
“You will be given very good insights into the latest news in open data in the Nordic region. In addition, it is a great opportunity to connect and learn more from the Nordic colleagues. We make a lot of similar things in the Nordic countries, but we still have a long way to go. By meeting and sharing experiences, we can help each other with tips and tricks. There will also be opportunities to share insights from one’s own area. We therefore also plan to have meetings in smaller groups so that you can get a direct and constructive feedback.”
How do you register?
“Just click on this link. It costs 1000 SEK (=100 Euro) to participate, which includes anything from networking to food such as coffee, lunch, dinner on Monday and lunch as well as refreshments on Tuesday. The discount code IND17 will give you 20% discount.”