The world’s first Open Knowledge Festival is being held at the Aalto University of Arts, Design and Architecture from September 17 to 22, 2012. It will be a week of participatory sessions, keynote lectures, workshops, hackathons and satellite events in Helsinki.
The event is organised by a diverse set of communities around the world with EIT ICT Labs as one of the partners. The theme is Open Knowledge in Action, looking at the value that can be generated by opening up knowledge, the ecosystems of organisations that can benefit from such sharing, and the impacts transparency can have in our societies.
There will be two days of hacking for openness and sustainability at the OKFestival in Helsinki. This is an opportunity to meet great developers and sustainability experts and to help out our planet with some innovative coding. The focus will be on opening up and improving existing sustainability data and improving existing applications.
The Green Hackathon Helsinki, September 19-20, is part of the Green Hackathon series of events taking place across Europe. It will begin with a short presentation on Wednesday morning (Sept. 19) and end with a Show-and-Tell of the results (Sept. 20).