“If ‘knowledge’ is power, ‘open knowledge’ is empowerment…” (Dr. Rufus Pollock, Founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation).

‘Open Knowledge Australia’ is a community volunteer driven initiative which every concerned citizen should support regardless of political affiliation.

“Open Knowledge Australia is like an upside-down umbrella, supporting and empowering the myriad of communities across Australia who believe in open knowledge (Pia Waugh, Founder of GovHack).

Open Knowledge Australia is part of the global Open Knowledge network, established in the UK by Dr. Rufus Pollock.

What is Open Knowledge Australia?  We bring together people who believe the world is a better place when we share our data, information and knowledge in the open, making us all wiser in our everyday interaction as open communities.

“The Open Knowledge Foundation is dedicated to promoting the creation, sharing and application of Open Knowledge in the Digital Age”. (The Board of Open Knowledge).

So what are you waiting for?  See how you can get involved today!  Tweet us @OKFNau!  Tell us what you want to do and how you want to change the world with Open Knowledge!

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HealthHack 2014: the story of a bar chart

Everybody knows that the start of the pipeline in life sciences is full of women. Everybody knows the people who get grants are senior male researchers. It’s a lot easier to explain with pictures.

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August Board Meeting for Open Knowledge Australia

Notes from board meeting: Intro discussion topic:<– Nick, Fiona, Flanders and questions from the board via Etherpad ODI Discussion: “activists vs economists”? Economic value of Open Data report? http://www.omidyar.com/insights/open-business Economists: efficiency gains, civil info, etc. Activists: petition signing, transparency of wealthy coporations, etc. 6:03pm start welcome to August meeting 5 items of agenda – timed […]

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Opening Genomic data – it’s debateable

On a night threatening rain about 25 people came together to discuss Open Genomics in a lab at the Edge, overlooking the Brisbane river. The debate was led by two experts: Mark Crowe, a BioInformatics Scientist and Naveen Sharma, an Information Risk and Compliance Manager. Mark spoke in favour of opening genomic data and his […]

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Melbourne Drinks May 21

Moar drinks! Moar dumplings! Let us know you’re coming, please. As usual, these drinks are for anyone in Melbourne who does anything open: education, government, food, software, hardware – just come along. Photos from last time: If you came to the March meetup, we’ll be playing the ‘Who are you and what are your interests” game […]

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