Open Knowledge Edinburgh meet-up #22

location National Library of Scotland | 5:30 PM-8 PM Monday 16 January 2017 (BST)

For the fourth year running, the National Library of Scotland is generously hosting our January meet-up! Once again, there is a great line-up of speakers to get Open Knowledge off to an exciting start for 2017.

Lightning talks: * Gill Hamilton: Welcome * Susan Ross, Gaelic Wikipedian / Uicipeidiche Gàidhlig at NLS * Fred Saunderson: Implementing the NLS Open Data Plan * Andy Hyde: Mapping Sanctuary in Edinburgh * Andreea Pascu: What we can learn from off-road bike counter data * Gregor Boyd: New developments at * Cat Magill: Working with Energy Data in Kenya

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 about Open Knowledge Scotland and about some of our past meet-ups can be found at


  • Andy Hyde

    Developing @upstreamscot, working with people with dementia to improve travel and transport - also plays with community mapping, early @alissproject development

  • Gregor Boyd

    @ScotStat statistician. Follow me for tweets about data and stats. Check out for official statistics as open data. Views my own.

  • Andreea Pascu

    wishes to travel, loves dancing, interested in data and technology, intrigued by human behaviour

  • Gill Hamilton

    lives Scotland. works National Library of Scotland @natlibscot. loves digital. hates cauliflower. mostly uncommon nonsense. my views not others or employer's

  • Fred Saunderson

    Copyright and information rights. Also open data, law and politics. I work for a library. Opinions are mine unless they are someone else's.


  • National Library

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


National Library of Scotland

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