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 […]
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
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 […]
“A Season for Open Knowledge Advocacy in Australia” was kicked off last night with the first of five board meetings for the newly minted members of this years Open Knowledge Foundation Board. The next Board Meeting will be on June 25th at 6pm (Melbourne Time), the public broadcast and a public forum chat window will […]
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 […]