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Proud to launch our new look website today www.okfn.org - all new, but we're still Open Knowledge inside! 
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Announcing the School of Data Journalism 2014: Europe's Biggest Data Journalism Event!

Perugia, April 30th - May 4th

Hailed as a "must attend event for anyone with an interest in data journalism", book now to make sure you don't miss out!

http://blog.okfn.org/2014/04/03/the-school-of-data-journalism-2014/
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Join us for the first of many Open Knowledge Community Sessions.

Making a basic map from spreadsheet data: We'll explore tools like QGIS (a free and Open-source Geographic Information System), Tilemill (a tool to design beautiful interactive web maps)

Guests: Ketty Adoch and Ali Rebaie
Host: Heather Leson

This will be a public Hangout to Air. The video will be available on the Open Knowledge Youtube Channel after the event.

Questions are welcome via Twitter and G+

What is a Community Session: These Open Knowledge online events can be in a number of forms: a scheduled IRC chat, a community google hangout, a technical sprint or hackpad editathon. The goal is to connect the community to learn and share their stories and skills.
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The OKFestival Call for Proposals ends on Sunday, March 30! Submit your proposal now & share the call far and wide!

http://2014.okfestival.org/okfestival-call-for-proposals-ending-soon-submit-your-proposal-now/
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Deadline to submit your OKFestival 2014 session proposal extended to March 30! Submit your proposals and share the word far and wide!
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Around the world, local groups, Chapters, projects, working groups and individuals connect to Open Knowledge. We want to share your stories.

In this Community Session, we will feature Everton (Tom) Zanella Alvarenga, Executive Director.

Open Knowledge Foundation Brazil is a newish Chapter. Tom will share his experiences growing a chapter and community in Brazil. We aim to connect you to community members around the world. We will also open up the conversation to all things Community. Share your best practices

Date: April 16, 2014
Start Time: 10:30 EDT, 11:30 BRT, 14:30 UTC (Other timezones: http://bit.ly/1dQAKGL)
Duration: 30 minutes - 1 hour

This event will be online via G+. We will record the video.

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What is a Community Session: These online events can be in a number of forms: a scheduled IRC chat, a community google hangout, a technical sprint or hackpad editathon. The goal is to connect the community to learn and share their stories and skills.

About Open Knowledge Brazil:
http://okfn.org/open-knowledge-foundation-brazil/

About Community Sessions:
http://wiki.okfn.org/Community_Sessions
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Welcome to Open Knowledge Community Sessions!

This week we will give an overview and tour of CKAN - the leading open source open data platform used by the national governments of the US, UK, Brazil, Canada, Australia, France, Germany, Austria and many more. This session will cover why data portals are useful, what they provide and showcase examples and best practices from CKAN's varied user base! Bring your questions on how to get started and best practices.

Guest: Irina Bolychevsky, Services Director (Open Knowledge Foundation)
Questions are welcome via G+ or Twitter.
Host: Heather Leson

What is a Community Session: These Open Knowledge online events can be in a number of forms: a scheduled IRC chat, a community google hangout, a technical sprint or hackpad editathon. The goal is to connect the community to learn and share their stories and skills.

Details: http://wiki.okfn.org/Community_Sessions_Schedule#About_the_Sessions
Take A CKAN Tour
Wed, April 23, 10:30 AM

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Community call for action: let’s discover how many people love Open Knowledge events!

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OKFestival have just extended the deadline on their Call for Proposals! 
If you haven't submitted yours yet, you've got 2 whole extra weeks to think about it, grab some collaborators and get your idea in!! 
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OKFestival have just extended the deadline on their Call for Proposals! 
If you haven't submitted yours yet, you've got 2 whole extra weeks to think about it, grab some collaborators and get your idea in!! 
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Open Knowledge is a worldwide non-profit network of people passionate about openness, using advocacy, technology and training to unlock information and enable people to work with it to create and share knowledge.