Next week: Dr Rufus Pollock - open data and open government events in Sydney, Canberra, Adelaide, Brisbane and Melbourne

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Pia Waugh

Aug 22, 2013, 1:26:00 AM8/22/13
Hi all,
I'm sure a few of you would be interested in this :) Dr Rufus Pollock, the founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation Network and CKAN (the open data tool) is coming to Australia next week. He is doing talks around the country and OKFN Australia is kicking off an Ambassador program of activities around open knowledge across most capital cities.
The full information about Rufus' trip is at Details of individual events are below!
You can RSVP for an event near you at

Mon 26th August (Sydney)

  • 6:00 – 7:30pm – Evening lecture at Sydney University: Dr Pollock public lecture on Open Data at Eastern Avenue Auditorium, will include a short showcase of Sydney GovHack 2013 winners – RSVP at

Tue 27th August (Sydney)

  • 5:30 – 8:00pm – Evening: OKFN Discussion at the Open Research monthly meeting, including announcement of OKFN Ambassadors for Sydney.  - RSVP at

Wed 28th August (Canberra)

  • Morning: Various meetings with Federal Government folk
  • 12:00 – 2:00pm – A Gov 2.0 lunchtime lecture about open data for government, and announcement of OKFN Ambassadors for Canberra!  - RSVP at

Thur 29th August (Adelaide)

Fri 30th – Sat 31st August (Brisbane)

Mon 2nd September (Melbourne)

  • ‘GovHack Showcase Victoria’ – winners and exemplars of the GovHack event from Melbourne (including announcement of OKFN Ambassadors for Victoria!)

  • Public Lecture at the University of Melbourne: ”Open Data: the Key to Melbourne’s reign as the Most Livable City in the World.”  - RSVP at

  • Drinks reception and official relaunch of OKFN Australia ( with Dr. Rufus Pollock, Pia Waugh and NICTA

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