Open Data Day London 2015 

location 135 Bethnal Green Rd | 10 AM-6 PM Saturday 21 February 2015 (GMT)

London Outpost of the International Open Data Hackathon

<h1>THIS WAS THE 2015 EVENT. THE <a href="">2016 EVENT PAGE IS HERE</a></h1>

Open Data Day is a gathering of citizens in cities around the world to write applications, liberate data, create visualizations and publish analyses using open public data to show support for and encourage the adoption of open data policies by the world's local, regional and national governments.

The event is open to all, curious citizens, journalists, tech-geeks, students, scientists, graphic designers. Come by on the day to learn, hack, wrangle and just plain hangout.

We emphasize that no specialist skills are needed - come along to learn and connect with other members of the community. You don't need to know anything about (open) data or technology in advance &ndash; enthusiasm and interest is all that is needed and you'll get support and advice from others!

Essential info

  • Time and place: see top of page
  • Hashtag: #OpenDataDay + #London
  • Shared event doc: <>


There is a formal program as we will form the projects, team and overall program on the day. However, to give a sense of structure:

  • 10: Doors Open (we may even open a bit early!)
  • 10:15-10:45 Introductions and project proposals
    • This is where you can pitch a project to work on and recruit others. The project does not need to be an app: it could be research, a data-driven investigation, a visualization, a piece of story-telling - it just needs to use open data
  • 11:00: Work on projects in teams
  • 13:00: Lunch
  • 17:00: Demo Time
  • 18:00 Adjourn to local pub


Should I bring anything?

We recommend bringing a device that will allow you to access and browse the internet (via wifi - wifi will be provided). A laptop or tablet would be perfect.

If you plan to code, design or write quite bit of content we recommend bringing a laptop rather than just a tablet as it will be easier to write with.

Do I need specific skills to participate?

No - you don't need any special skills (technical, data or otherwise) to get involved. Interest and enthusiasm are recommended :-)

I'm a journalist, can I cover the event?

Yes, absolutely - there will be plenty of people to talk to. If you want to get in touch to arrange please email rufus [dot] pollock [at] okfn [dot] org.


Open Data Day London is coordinated volunteers from Open Knowledge England and Open Knowledge Labs.


135 Bethnal Green Rd

135 Bethnal Green Rd, Poplar, London E2, UK

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