Dutch Data Drinks #3 — Open Data Day

Posted: November 21st, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , , | 6 Comments »

If you’ve been following the blog, you must have noticed that we are back from hiatus. There is so much happening in the field of data right now, that we would be amiss not to organize the next (third!) data drinks sooner rather that later.

Luckily we can make it coincide nicely with the Open Data Day that takes place on December 4th. We understand that it probably is Pakjesavond that evening for some, but I have opened up @ouroffice in the Volkskrantgebouw for hacking during the daytime, see the City Events page on the Open Data Day wiki.

So that constitutes a two part event:

1. Hacking — @ouroffice (2nd floor, Wibautstraat 150, ring Alper +31-6-24553306 to get in) will be open from 12:30 to 16:00 for anybody interested to drink our coffee and sit down and hack or discuss technical issues. A heads up as a comment, tweet or text that you will be there would be nice and will help us plan. The office seats around 8 people and has WiFi but that can be expanded.

2. Drinks — We will then adjourn at 16:00 for Saturday afternoon drinks to the nearby Ysbreeker (follow @MonsterSwell for updates on that) which should give everybody enough time to drink a couple of beers and then either enjoy Sinterklaas or go somewhere for dinner.

Feel free to join either: Facebook event page.

Dutch Data Drinks is an informal social event meant to get everybody interested in data together and talking to exchange information and form collaborations. Topics include: open data, transparent government, data visualization, cartography, statistics, data mining, journalism and pretty much anything generating, processing, analyzing or displaying data.

Update: It looks that there’s a bunch of interest from higher up and that during the hacking part some announcements will be made and some datasets revealed etc. More news to follow.

6 Comments on “Dutch Data Drinks #3 — Open Data Day”

  1. 1 Edial Dekker said at 23:49 on November 29th, 2010:

    Sweet! Let’s stay connected throughout the day. We are running a Berlin Open Data Hackathon event: http://yourneighbours.de/writings/international-open-data-hackathon/

  2. 2 alper said at 00:10 on November 30th, 2010:

    I saw, nice! (But it is a bit of a hard sell over here what with Sinterklaas and everything.)

  3. 3 Week 193 at Alper.nl said at 11:19 on November 30th, 2010:

    […] Wednesday I worked all day in Rotterdam at Buro Pony’s offices on mérida and finished the first version deliverable for querétaro. Also announced the third edition of the Dutch Data Drinks. […]

  4. 4 Jacob said at 16:05 on December 1st, 2010:

    Great! I would love to join, but can’t make it. No “Pakjesavond” for me, but holidays in Sevilla (taking care of the Sinterklaas’ house here in Spain).
    Next data drink I will join for sure!

  5. 5 alper said at 12:54 on December 2nd, 2010:

    @Jacob: No problem! See you next time.

  6. 6 P2P Foundation » Blog Archive » Event: Global Open Data Day said at 10:57 on December 3rd, 2010:

    […] Come join us! (Oh and i will be at the Amsterdam event which will be followed by Data Drinks #3) […]

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