Since there’s not an opentech blog, I’ll put this here:
What story would you tell about your experience of opentech?
Why did you go (or are going), or what did you get from it?
Post in a comment here, or elsewhere and the trackback should pick it up. Hopefully we’ll get enough for this to be useful…
If you could leave your 2 sentence note here before 15August, we’ll include some in an interview with www.OReillyGMT.eu about OpenTech.
If you read my blog, you’ll probably want to come:
* Ticket reservations now open - Please Redistribute Freely *
Open Tech 2010
sponsored by data.gov.uk
Saturday 11th Septmber - ULU, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY
Open Tech 2010, from UKUUG and friends,
Saturday 11th September
ULU, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY
Tickets only £5
Students Free Entry
Welcome to OpenTech 2010.
40 talks across 3 tracks over 7 hours, on crowds, earthquakes and
battlefronts, which hope to challenge, inspire or talk about something that
makes you want to get involved. OpenTech 2010 includes earthquakes of the
metaphorical and physical kind, ForTheWin, enlightenment and the environment,
and with plenty of time to talk in the bar after sessions which challenge,
inspire or talk about something that makes you want to help how you can. The
last two times we have sold out in advance, so you are strongly advised to
This year's line up features...
* Another 500 years of Enlightenment from Bill Thompson
* Tales from the Battlefront from No2ID
* For the Win: Game-space and Public Engagement
* Just Do It: The Documentary by Director Emily James
* Climate Change: how screwed are we? by AMEE
* OpenGeoScience: not just earthquakes
* Keeping the web open - Mozilla Drumbeat
* 10:10 global from Technical Director Robin Houston
* Crowdsourcing Data Context from Hadley Beeman
* Lessons and futures from data.gov.uk
* Today's Guardian
* Who's lobbying?
* and much much more besides
The full schedule is at
Brought to you by UKUUG and friends. Sponsored by data.gov.uk
Tickets are £5, paid for on the door; but you should pre-register yours online at
* Want to help out? *
OpenTech is organised by volunteers and we are now looking
for volunteers to help out on the day. In return for free
early entry and our eternal gratitude, we're in need of a
few people to show up a bit earlier and help us set the
venue up, and a few people to help with the audio recordings.
If you're interested, or have random other questions, email
us on email@example.com
One thing we're doing this year is giving everyone related
to OpenTech the chance to post their projects on a page,
and say what help they need. Offline or on, whether you're
after tech people or just more helpers, you can ask the
OpenTech community to help out what matters to you:
Final programme may be subject to alteration. OpenTech is a
not for profit event open to everyone so please help spread
the word online and offline. Thanks for reading!
Saturday 11th September- ULU, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY
When signing up for your tickets online, why not tick the
box to hear a little more from us, or just send an email to
firstname.lastname@example.org . Your address will
only be used to contact you about OpenTech and will not be
passed onto third parties.
Saturday 11th September - ULU, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HY
Final programme may be subject to alteration. Thanks for reading!