Nothing came into the info@ or my wikimedia email addresses. Interestingly
when they announced one they did last year I contacted them and asked if
they wanted us ('wikmedia' of any flavour) and, iirc, it was indicated in
the negative (I think I was told we were 'too large' but I'd have to look
back in the email archive on another machine 40 miles away). Pity really,
as I think we'd have a lot to offer the discussions.
On Fri, October 31, 2008 13:27, David Gerard wrote:
Anyone doing this or up to calling them and getting a
member in there? This is the sort of thing I mean by the name coming
in useful :-)
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From: pfctdayelise <brianna.laugher(a)gmail.com>
Subject: Open Everything London: Speakers Confirmed
To: David Gerard <dgerard(a)gmail.com>
I guess WMUK will have people attending?
Sent to you by pfctdayelise via Google Reader:
Open Everything London: Speakers Confirmed
via Open Knowledge Foundation Weblog by Jonathan Gray on 30/10/08
We're pleased to announce that the main speakers for Open Everything
London (on next Thursday 6th November) have now been confirmed:
"â¦ a technology writer. He is best known for his book Rebel Code:
Linux and the Open Source Revolution (2001). It describes the
evolution and significance of the free software and open source
movements with many interviews of all the notable hackers."
"â¦ a leading authority on innovation and creativity. He has advised
companies, cities and governments around the world on innovation
strategy and drawn on that experience in writing his latest book
We-think: the power of mass creativity, which charts the rise of mass,
participative approaches to innovation from science and open source
software, to computer games and political campaigning."
Director at the Open Knowledge Foundation, and an economist at
Cambridge University focusing on innovation and IP, with particular
attention to open models of innovation.
The day will include speed geeks, lightning talks, discussions, open
space for breakout sessions and lunch. Other speakers, presenters,
facilitators and organisations who have confirmed include:
Helen King, Principal Advisor, Shuttleworth Foundation
Geoff Mulgan, Director of the Young Foundation + Visiting Professor at
University College, London, the London School of Economics and
University of Melbourne + Chair of Involve
Tom Steinberg, Founder and Director of mySociety
Charles Armstrong, Founder of Circus Foundation + CEO of Trampoline
Social Innovation Camp
Brave New Collaboration
If you'd like to participate, be sure to book your place ASAP! Details
are as follows:
When: Thursday 6th November, 0900-1730 and then drinks afterwardsâ¦
Where: The Roundhouse, Chalk Farm Road, London NW1 8EH (map)
Cost: Â£15 donation for venue, lunch and refreshments.
Register: Book your place!
From the website:
On 6 November 2008, London will host an Open Everything event, a
global conversation about the art, science and spirit of 'open'. The
conversation will cover, well, everything. Qualifier: the 'thing' in
question is built using openness, participation and self-organisation.
There are people coming to talk about open technology, media,
education, workplace design, philanthropy, public policy and even
politics. These people want to tell you what they're doing and find
out what you're up to. And they'd like to have lunch with you.
If you're interested in 'open', it'd be great to see you there!
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