Open Government Data Hackday

Event Info

Wed 27 Jul, 2011 from 9:30am - 5:00pm
Intellect Technology Associates
10-12 Russell Square, Russell Square House
London, WC1B 5EE, UK (Map)
Cost: FREE


Talis' Kasabi  and BrightLemon's Building the Social Web are joining forces to organise a Hackday based around open government. The aim is to bring together 20 invited expert developers to build datasets and APIs within Kasabi, demonstrating the possibilities available when structuring data and visually publishing it to the web.

This will be a hands-on practical day which will see the developers build and publish services and apps by using the Kasabi API’s. This will then demonstrate that its possible to create visual applications and prototypes, in short time and on a low budget, that allow data to be accessible and usable.

The day will also see the developers openly discuss matters surrounding linked data, the semantic web and how political organisations can benefit from structuring and publishing their data. The Kasabi team will also be bringing along datasets in advance of the hackday.

If you’re a developer with an interest in linked data, the semantic web and data visualisation then please sign up here  to join the Open Government Data Hackday for free.


Who should attend? We’re looking for committed programmers, web developers, graphic and UI designers, researchers and web commentators to join the Hackday. If your any of these and have a vested interested in linked data, the semantic web and data visualisation then please contact us to join the Open Government Data Hackday for free.

Key topics Here are some key topics which will be covered on the day, there will be more details on what will be covered soon, along with a full agenda for the day:

Agenda for the day: 1) Introductions  

- Introduction to Kasabi  

- Tools and fundamentals  

- Ideas brainstorm  

2) Hacking (and eating, lunch will be around)  

3) Presentations  

- A chance to demonstrate your creations  

- Also a chance for open discussion

We advise people to arrive 15 minutes before the event starts to set up your work station. There will be breaks throughout the day with lunch and refreshments provided throughout.

Open Government Data Hackday is organised by the BrightLemon and Talis. Together we want to develop concepts to use the data of public institutions for the betterment of the web.



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