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.

Dutch Data Drinks #2

Posted: October 18th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Events | Tags: , , , | 2 Comments »

After the first Dutch Data Drinks many people asked about the following edition. We’ve been busy thinking about the next event with a better venue and a light formal program, but we’ve been busy and somewhat pre-empted by our friends from Mobile Monday.

Their 18th edition on November 8th is on our topic: Data. So instead of organizing an event in November, I would like to point all of you towards there. It is a very nice event and like I said there will be data and there will be drinks, ergo: Dutch Data Drinks.

Their RSVP process is somewhat notorious due to the popularity of the event. So stay tuned for their first batch of tickets released on: Monday, October 25th – 12:00. After that there will be another batch and if anybody from this group hasn’t managed to get in by then, we’ll see if we can make other arrangements. But let me emphasize: you should be able to get in via the normal process if you just go to the Meetup page at the given time.

So see you all on the 8th of November!