Rufus Pollock takes Sydney by storm! | OKFN:LOCAL Australia
"Brilliant 2 days of talking about Open Knowledge and getting things launched in Sydney! Rufus has been on fire! Monday night’s public lecture was brilliant – the most engaging public forum I’ve personally ever heard. We were honoured to be inundated with many thoughtful questions from people who are clearly very intelligent and care a great deal about open knowledge. Topics covered ranged from the ethics of Open Data, through to the relevance of patents and IP, the challenges of information interoperability, the CKAN technology developed by OKFN and the need for Open Data to be perceived as a critical political issue, not just something for geeks. Listen to the Forum with all the Q&A at the Sydney University podcast page http://sydney.edu.au/podcasts/index.php or the Sydney Ideas page http://sydney.edu.au/sydney_ideas/lectures/2013/dr_rufus_pollock.shtml At the community meeting last night we had a great brainstorm last night about activities to launch in Sydney, with many fantastic ideas which I’ll write more about soon. There’s clearly a very strong desire for OKFN’s 'School of Data' to come to local venues so we’ll make that happen as soon as we can. We will be having monthly OKFN meetups in Sydney and will announce upcoming dates for those shortly. The Sydney Open Research Group will continue alongside. Rufus officially announced the Sydney OKFN ambassadors: Dr Mat Todd and Dr Anne Cregan-Wolfe – below are our bios and twitter handles. Rufus flew on to Canberra this morning, if Sydney is anything to go by, the rest of Australia is certainly in for a treat!"