Week Ahead: Kat Braybrooke

May 14, 2012 in People, Updates

A V A I L A B I L I T Y |

  • Cambridge on Monday for #OpenDataCBG; London Tues-Wed; Manchester Thurs-Fri for FutureEverything (speaking at FABsummit about OKFestival and the Open Design Topic Stream within it)

F A O |

  • The final deadline for OKFestival submission proposals is June 2nd; the thirteen 2012 festival Topic Streams have been published here and their Guest Programming Teams notified; the Call for Proposals is to be published Tuesday.
  • Open Knowledge Drinks meetup in Manchester this Thursday; please share with contacts in the region!

L A S T (2) W E E K S | 30 April – 11th May 2012


  • Many hours/meetings/calls spent sorting, organising and finalising the 13 topic stream submissions; updating OKFestival website with new additions; finalising the June Call for Submissions; dialogues with Guest Programme Planners of each stream; answering public queries and doing introductions between Finns/international folk re: festival elements
  • Created OKFestival slidedeck presentation to explain festival in 14 slides for public use / has gotten 375+ views on one week, yay!

Local Chapters

  • OKFN DE Meetups in Berlin w Republica
  • Updates / conversations / actions & tools made re OKFN:LOCAL Brasil, Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina, South Africa, Italy.

Core Meetings/ Collaborations

  • Preparation and delivery of workshop/panel on May 2nd – “Hacking Open Data for Communities” with PublishWhatYouFund.org at Re:Publica. Details of our session on festival site here.
  • Notified contacts in Berlin about our OKFN Meetups at Re:Publica on Wed, Thurs, Fri; Details on OKFN blog here.
  • Created general OKFN Slidedeck for Core Team use w images/fonts etc attached in Open format; Helped Laura N use for Norway Open Data Portal representatives presentation
  • Meetings in Berlin re: Open Design / Hardware / Fabrication stream at OKFestival, re: OKFN DE involvement, OKFestival funding;
  • Created 1st informal/public ‘Open Knowledge Drinks‘ meetup for Rufus and I being in Manchester during FutureEverything; shared with networks/contacts

T H I S W E E K | 14-18 May 2012


  • Publish blog post + public posts + promo + form re: 2nd and last Call for Proposals
  • Further organisation of Guest Programme Planners of the 13 Topic Streams
  • Planning for OKFestival Core Organiser Sprint #2 in Helsinki early June
  • Updating/adding to OKFestival website of all the elements of past few weeks planning; move to new server
  • Finish preparing/learning Github/ making slidedeck for public workshop at FutureEverything festival in Manchester on OKFestival and Open Design Topic Stream as example of its collaborative approach

Local Chapters

  • Publish blog post + updates re: conclusion of trip to Thessaloniki, Greece a few weeks ago for OKFN:LOCAL Greece panel series at Aristotle University
  • Figure out strategy re potential connections within OKFN:LOCAL Eastern Europe and South America.
  • Other OKFN:LOCAL Community work and planning/meetings will have to be postponed until next week, when it can finally become my main focus again after weeks of travel/catching up..

Core Meetings/ Collaborations

  • Notify more contacts about 1st informal/public ‘Open Knowledge Drinks‘ meetup in Manchester during FutureEverything

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