After Europe, Open Steps tours India

Almost three months we have been on the road traveling along Europe, now it is time to make a big leap forward and head to India!

We will arrive in Mumbai next week and stay till mid December in the sub continent. In the last weeks, we have been working on establishing contact with individuals and organisations working on Open Knowledge related projects. The interest for topics like Knowledge Sharing and Open Data in this country is overwhelming and we are happy to count the following meetings on our schedule:

20th September, Mumbai, Workshop @ Web Notes Technologies office

erpnext-team-2Web Notes Technologies is an internet engineering company based out of Mumbai founded in 2008. They build web based Open Source applications for everyone to use. Some of them have created the website codeformumbai.org which facilitates the access and use of the existing indian open data datasets.


30th September, Vadodara, Workshop @
The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda

mainOpen Knowledge Gateway (OKG) provides a platform to the faculty/researchers and students of MSU to access the free academic resources available on Internet without geographical limitations.

 

 

 

Mid November, Bangalore, Meeting @ Tactical Tech

tacticaltech_logoTactical Tech is an organisation dedicated to the use of information in activism. They focus on the use of data, design and technology in campaigning and on helping activists understand and manage their digital security and privacy risks. They also create tools to work with data sharing them to the public domain.

Mid November, Bangalore, Workshop @ Karnataka Learning Partnership

8049854749_e7602536c4Karnataka Learning Partnership is a public space where all citizens can contribute to the cause of ensuring better schools and schooling for our children. Better education will ensure better human development and prosperity for our citizens.

 


Mid November, Bangalore, Meeting @ Open Governance Initiative for India

ogiOpen Governance Initiative for India – is an effort led by leading public policy professionals, data scientists and researchers to enable participatory governance in India. This effort has been initiated by the Center for Public Policy at Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore in partnership with Knoema

We keep searching for further relevant projects to document, stay tuned!

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One thought on “After Europe, Open Steps tours India”

  1. If you are still near Rajastaan, you should really go to that place and ask to have information about Right to Information.
    The few I could see in a 3 day short visit, the hard I recommend you to go!
    Here you can find a short paper, but I ensure you there’s a lot to discover about it and their campaign in the villages about Governement transparency

    http://www.barefootcollege.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/11/2013.1106_Barefoot_Transparency_Mela_Social_Audit1.pdf

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