meet.09

Date: Thursday, October 10, 2013, 7pm.

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FINE NINE

This meet we’re going to look at Open Data in Journalism. More specifically, we’re going to give a workshop on finding, cleaning and visualizing Open Data, as a way to tell a story.

Planned outline:

  1. What is Open Data
  2. Liberating data (discussing Webb’s recent liberation and publishing of Airport Slot data)
  3. Update on Hacks/Hackers
  4. Data journalism workshop
  5. ODHK group business
    • looking towards the next make event
    • finding more collaborators to help manage ODHK business

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Whether you’re already familiar with Open Data or just want to find out what it is, come to our regular meetup (happens every 3 weeks). No technical skills required. Come out and meet fellow Hong Kong Open Data enthusiasts.

第9次例會了!無論你已很熟悉Open Data,或只是想多認識Open Data,歡迎參加我們每三個星期的定期聚會,跟其他Open Data關注者碰面。

LOCATION
We are Meeting at our usual location of Delaney’s, upstairs function room – out of lift, room on the right
1/F, One Capital Place, 18 Luard Rd, Wanchai

Directions: Corner of Luard Road and Jaffe Road
From Wan Chai MTR station, take exit C on Lockhart Road, head West, then north on Luard Road until Jaffe Road.

meet.08

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 7pm.

LUCKY NUMBER 8!

This meet is an informal open discussion. What do you think of Open Data? What has been your experience? What do you want to know about it, and what projects do you want to explore?

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Whether you’re already familiar with Open Data or just want to find out what it is, come to our regular meetup (happens every 3 weeks). No technical skills required. Come out and meet fellow Hong Kong Open Data enthusiasts.

第8次例會了!無論你已很熟悉Open Data,或只是想多認識Open Data,歡迎參加我們每三個星期的定期聚會,跟其他Open Data關注者碰面。

LOCATION
We are Meeting at our usual location of Delaney’s, upstairs function room – out of lift, room on the right
1/F, One Capital Place, 18 Luard Rd, Wanchai

Directions: Corner of Luard Road and Jaffe Road
From Wan Chai MTR station, take exit C on Lockhart Road, head West, then north on Luard Road until Jaffe Road.

meet.07

ODHK.meet.07: Trials and tribulations of Open Data App development (Panel discussion)
Upcoming Thursday, 29 August, 7:00pm at Delaney’s Wan Chai

Whether you’re already familiar with Open Data or just want to find out what it is, come to our regular meetup (happens every 3 weeks), come out and meet fellow Hong Kong Open Data enthusiasts.
第7次例會了!無論你已很熟悉Open Data,或只是想多認識Open Data,歡迎參加我們每三個星期的定期聚會,跟其他Open Data關注者碰面。
Not an event to miss – get insight about Open Data (or what should be open data!) app development with a new panel presentation.

Panel speakers
Alex Kong, released the famed “Do No Evil” app that, until recently, provided public access to a database of more than two million records of litigation and bankruptcy cases.
The app recently made news for being pulled by the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) as being a “serious invasion of privacy” despite sourcing publicly-available data.
Read more here:http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1296390/smartphone-app-infringes-upon-peoples-privacy-says-commission
@alex_kong on Twitter

Vivian Lam of Glorious Destiny Investments (GDI) whose company collected the information from the millions of pieces of information about litigation, bankruptcy and company directorships from sources such as the Judiciary, the Official Receiver’s Office, and the Companies Registry Gazette.
+Andrew Leyden an attorney and developer who released the “Hong Kong Air Pollution” app which not only tells you about the pollution levels in Hong Kong on a map, but also does back-end computations comparing HK’s pollution measures against WHO standards.
App: https://itunes.apple.com/hk/app/hong-kong-air-pollution/id504536152?mt=8
@penguinsix on twitter; Website: http://penguinsix.com/about/

LOCATION
We are Meeting at our usual location of Delaney’s in Wan Chai, upstairs function room – out of lift, room on the right
1/F, One Capital Place, 18 Luard Rd, Wanchai

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meet.06

ODHK.Meet.06 Meetup

These are the notes

Thursday 8 August, 2013 2013-08-08

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Invitation:

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This Thursday (August 8) is Open Data Meet.06 7pm in Wan Chai.

Come out and join us, and feel free to bring a friend.

08/08! A lucky day to have an ODHK meetup! Whether you’re already familiar with Open Data or just want to find out what it is, come to our regular meetup (happens every 3 weeks), come out and meet fellow Hong Kong Open Data enthusiasts.KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Charles Mok (莫乃光), Member of the Legislative Council for the IT Functional Constituency, will be gracing us with his presence and giving us a very valuable insight into how the struggle for opening HK data looks from the political front line.

Other topics and speakers to be confirmed, but will likely including:

  • Wikisym report
  • OKFN: Open Knowledge Foundation and how they can help ODHK
  • What is machine readability?
If you’re interested or insistent in talking about any of these or anything else (hopefully relevant!), get in touch with Guy: guy@opendatahk.com.
  • Date: Thursday, August 8, 7pm
  • Location: Delaney’s in Wan Chai, 18 Luard Road, upstairs! Make sure you go to the back of the ground floor Delaney’s and go up the stairs!
  • Event info:

Location
We are Meeting at Delaney’s [upstairs function room – out of lift, room on the right]
1/F, One Capital Place, 18 Luard Rd, Wanchai

Transit and parking info
18 Luard Road, Wanchai, corner Jaffe Road.
From Wan Chai MTR station, take exit C on Lockhart Road, head West, then North on Luard Road until Jaffe Road. Stop at the corner!

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