Open Knowledge Edinburgh meet-up #16

location National Library of Scotland | 5:30 PM-8 PM Wednesday 28 January 2015 (BST)

Open Knowledge Meet-ups are friendly and informal evenings for people to get together to share and argue all areas of openness. Come and join discussions around open knowledge and open data – from politics and philosophy to practicalities of theory and practice. Information Open Knowledge Scotland and about some of our past meet-ups can be found at

Confirmed lightning talks:


  • Oliver Lemon

    Prof and Director of Interaction Lab: speech tech, dialogue agents, machine learning, human-robot interaction, multimodal personal assistants, AI.

  • Heather Jack

    Billy Connolly of records management. Excitable. Fascinated by people. Mother of four excellent weans.Likes cars you can cuddle. Life motto: Give it laldy

  • Luftmensch

    Code for Europe fellow, yak groomer par excellence and lovable arse. Authentic Scotsman.

  • John Scally

    National Librarian and Chief Executive, National Library of Scotland. Interests: Book History, 17-19th C British History, Illustration, Digital, the Internet.

  • James

    Freelance Web & Android Developer, involved in local tech scene, runs @OpenTechCal @HasACalendar ... Me: Blog:

  • Sally Kerr

    Local Gov Digital manager - digital everything, open data, innovation, organiser of EdinburghApps. French Horn playing for fun. Secret art lover. Posts my own.



  • NLS

    Home to over 15 million printed items, 7 million manuscripts, and over 2 million maps the National Library of Scotland (NLS) is a treasure trove of information.


National Library of Scotland

George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW, United Kingdom

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