To book your place to this free event, click here.
To see more information, click here to see the e- flyer.
Ever ask yourself?
- Where’s my nearest blue flag beach?
- How much water does my house consume?
- What senior citizen supports are in my area?
- Is there a route safe enough for my children to cycle to their school?
If you answer yes to any of these questions and you are interested in developing ideas and/or creating new businesses Ireland’s First Open Data 18-hr Challenge is for you!
Open Data is part of a new wave of governance. Public data is being released across the world, with the aim to inform citizens, stimulate new economic activity, innovation and competition, and foster cultures of openness whereby governments are more responsive and accountable to their citizens.
When and Where:
When: 4-5 July 2011
Where: NDRC, Crane St, Digital Hub, Dublin 8
Monday 4 July
Tuesday 5 July
The Open Data Challenge is brought to you by NDRC’s Inventorium in partnership with Microsoft, Dublin City Council, Fingal County Council, Irish Internet Association (IIA) and Microsoft, Ireland.
NDRC’s LaunchPad accelerator programme is open for applications. If you have an idea for a digital start up apply now.
Teachers may be interested in this workshop at the DCU Diverse 2011 conference. Inventorium’s own Martin Owen will be facilitating.
European public bodies produce thousands upon thousands of datasets every year – about everything from how our tax money is spent to the quality of the air we breathe.
OpenDataChallenge.org is challenging designers, developers, journalists, researchers and others to come up with something useful, valuable or interesting for European citizens, built using open data.
There are four main strands to the competition:
- Ideas – Anyone can suggest an idea for projects which reuse public information to do something interesting or useful.
- Apps – Teams of developers can submit working applications which reuse public information.
- Visualisations – Designers, artists and others can submit interesting or insightful visual representations of public information.
- Datasets – Public bodies can submit newly opened up datasets, or developers can submit derived datasets which they’ve cleaned up, or linked together
The competition is open for 60 days – from 5th April until 5th June midnight. The winners will be selected by an all star cast of open data gurus – and announced in mid June at the European Digital Assembly in Brussels.
For more information and to enter online please visit OpenDataChallenge.org
Open for Business
The title of this year’s conference is Open for BUSINESS. The audience last year comprised senior managers, decision makers and key industry personnel.
The IIA Conference is unique in that it provides excellent content in an educational and networking environment. Keynote speakers come from companies such as Microsoft, Gruupy.com, and IBM. Click here to read more about the confirmed speakers.
This year will be our most ambitious conference to date. We have more speakers than ever before and it will include a full day of plenary sessions as well as parallel break-out sessions and clinics.
We want you to attend – but more than that, we want you to really join in! This conference is all about you and we’re taking the term ‘conference’ literally: lots of conferring with industry peers, sharing experiences and varying perspectives.
This is an industry conversation. Great speakers are important but we want to know what you think too. So get ready to join the conversation. In fact, if there’s a particular conversation you’ve been yearning to have then let us know in the next week or so.
There will be keynotes in the morning AND afternoon and panel debates morning and afternoon so book your ticket early and don’t miss out.
PRICE: As it’s mid-season sale time, the standard ticket price has been cut by 25% on last year, form €245 to €180.
The member rate is €150 and the early bird (limited to the first 50 tickets) is €120.
Contact Roseanne NOW at firstname.lastname@example.org to get one of the 50 exclusive early bird tickets.
Conferences are really good when they are more than just an event – the IIA annual conference is part of a bigger process of dialogue between you, the delegates, the IIA as your representative body, and industry thought leaders, policy shapers and makers. This is your chance to make your voice heard and to change how business is done online in Ireland.
SPONSORSHIP & EXHIBITION OPPORTUNITIES
Sponsorship and exhibition opportunities for 2011 are available.
If you would like to be associated with the IIA brand and benefit from the exposure you will receive by being a sponsor of the IIA Conference in 2011 please download our Sponsorship Opportunities document or contact Joan Mulvihill on 01 5424154 for more information.