The Queensland Government has recently released two strategic reports that emphasise the future agenda for open data in this state. After public consultation, in December 2013 the government released a working draft of the Queensland 30 year vision (PDF) for comment. The governance section of the plan highlights the need for localised and more flexible […]
The Open Knowledge Foundation Network in Australia (OKFNau) is a community initiative to create a bridge between the many and varied open knowledge communities in Australia, including:
- data journalists
- researchers & scientists
- government staff & representatives
- open data advocates
- knowledge and change management enthusiasts
- and most importantly you, the concerned citizen!
The Open Knowledge Foundation Network in Australia is part of the global OKFN community, established originally in the UK by Dr. Rufus Pollock. It brings 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 goal of Open Knowledge Foundation in Australia is to bring together and amplify the many open knowledge communities in Australia. Australia already has many well established communities, of which the Open Knowledge Foundation in Australia is looking to support and empower.
One of the main benefit of the Open Knowledge Foundation in Australia is our ability to connect YOU to the open community that best fits your desires to volunteer and participate. Not only can we connect you with local groups in your cities and towns we can also help you find communities worldwide who are all part of the worldwide Open Knowledge Foundation!
So what are you waiting for? Get involved today! If the below ‘flow chart of involvement’ doesn’t grab your fancy please just send us a message or tweet us @OKFNau! Tell us what you want to do and how you want to change the world with Open!
From our Blog
Did you come to our drinks night at 1000 Pound Bend in January? If you missed it, here’s your chance! The first drinks night was such a success we’re doing it again. Come along to the ThoughtWorks office (23/303 Collins Street) on the 13th of March at 6pm to chat with people about the awesome […]
2013 has been a packed year for the OKFN Melbourne team. Here are a few highlights. The year began with a data journalism day hosted by The Age prior to Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s Melbourne lecture. The day brought together storytellers with data wranglers to coax the news out of a number of large datasets with […]
It’s been a big year for the Open Knowledge movement in South Australia. Adelaide played host to Dr Rufus Pollock, founder of the Open Knowledge Foundation at the end of August. In an action packed day Rufus spoke to the South Australian Executive Service and engaged in a public discussion on open knowledge hosted by […]