Satellite events are held year round, open to anyone, and arranged by hosts around the world in partnership with the main OpenCon conference. Over 4000 people have attended OpenCon satellite events since 2014. Satellites often combine content, themes and ideas from the main meeting with locally arranged activities. They're the perfect way to learn and get involved in the community, and are an essential part of the OpenCon community.
Welcome to the first DSI Do-a-thon
Registration for this event has closed. For more information, please visit the do-a-thon repository on Github here: https://github.com/UVA-DSI/2017-doathon/
Doathons bring together diverse participants to get things done — openly, collaboratively and quickly. The event centers around participants (no monologues!) and focused attention to doable projects, where collaboration, discovery and preservation are made easy.
The term is inspired by hackathons — events focused on coding — but the activities can and do extend well beyond coding, e.g. to include graphic design storytelling, policy or curriculum development, outreach activities, you name it.
The event is for people interested in open data — providers, aggregators or users of open data, data visualizers, data journalists, user experience designers, educators or anyone working towards data open.
It is organized by the Data Science Institute (DSI) at the University of Virginia.
Digital Science, alongside three of our portfolio companies – Altmetric, Figshare and Overleaf, have teamed up with ScienceOpen and the Know Center to organise an OpenCon satellite event to be held in London on the 21st November. This event will form one of the many international satellite events of the bigger OpenCon 2017 conference that will take place a week earlier in Berlin, Germany.
OpenCon is the student and early career academic professional conference that focuses on Open Access, Open Education, and Open Data. It seeks to empower the next generation to advance openness in research and education.
OpenCon satellite events are organised by those who are passionate about communicating the important messages of Open Information with the world, and are welcome to anyone interested in joining the conversation and connecting with a community of like-minded individuals.
9.00 AM - 5.00 PM - OpenCon Hackathon. Please note that you must sign up separately for this here.
6.00 - 7.00 PM - Meet and greet with drinks and food (provided)
7.00 - 7.15 - Introduction
7.15 - 8.00 - Keynote talk with Prof. Sophie Scott
8.00 - 9.00 PM - Panel discussion on the topic 'Open for Business'?
- Mark Hahnel, Figshare
- Peter Kraker, Open Knowledge Maps
- Catriona MacCallum, Hindawi
The £5 ticket fee is a retainer. Funds collected will be redisbursed as a prize for the 'blog' competition that we are running up until the event in partnership with Authorea. For more details on entry, please see the website. The winner will be announced at the event.
OpenCon 2017 UET Lahore will be a workshop about Openness in Research and Education. It will consist of talks on Open Education, Open Data, and Open Access.
OpenCon 2017 Calabar is an opportunity to enlighten the next generation on the Open Knowledge trifecta: Open Access, Open Education and Open Data.
At the event we will be discussing ways to create a more open system for sharing the world's information by maximizing the power of the internet. There will be video highlights from OpenCon 2017, keynotes from experts and public figures, workshop training, open discussions and networking.
From the well structured agenda, a maximum of 120 participants; consisting of students, graduates, early career researchers and professionals will build vital skills - To become Open Knowledge advocates, raise institutional awareness and organize local/ national campaigns on Open Knowledge.
OpenCon 2017 Calabar also presents a platform to connect with the OpenCon community, invite friends and recruit change agents.
OpenCon 2017 Zaria is a conference open to all students and early career professionals working to advance Open Access, Open Education, or Open Data in their community.
OpenCon 2017 Haiti will offer students, professors and non-academics from Cape-Haitian a whole day of talks and activities about open science and open access, hoping to convince them of its relevance.
We also intend to integrate a presentation of two free collaborative software which could be a valuable additional skill in any professional or academic environment.
OpenCon 2017 Dutse will be a video screening for those who want to participate and engage with OpenCon 2017 remotely in Dutse.
Open Data is increasingly being adopted by many countries in the pursuit to make public data readily available and accessible to all citizens without restrictions. To date, research and education data remains inaccessible to the majority of citizens whom it's intended to help especially those in rural and remote areas. Making education and research data readily available will be a stepping stone to ensuring an informed global citizens.
Hola a tod@s!
Gracias por interesarte por la segunda versión de la OpenConference Santiago. Esta vez nos denominaremos #openconsantiago y OpenCon Santiago 2017. Hablaremos de la mayor parte de lo que involucra el "open science", "open education", "open knowledge" entre otras iniciativas donde lo colaborativo sea lo que nos mueva.
El programa consistirá en 2 secciones. Sección 1 de exposiciones y conversatorios, y sección 2 talleres sobre herramientas abiertas y colaborativas.
Nos vemos el 25!
Attend OpenCon 2017 Nsukka, focusing on the topic: "Why Open Access?"
This is the first of its kind where you will learn all about Open Access, Open Data, Open Science, Open Information and Open Education: the free availability of scholarly articles, data, and educational resources online. This event is being held in partnership with a global annual OpenCon meeting.
OpenCon 2017 Nsukka is open to postgraduate students, lecturers and other researchers within and outside University of Nigeria, Nsukka.