Open Tech 2010 – sponsored by #datagovuk

Open Tech 2010
11th September, from UKUUG
Sponsored by

Open Tech 2010 is an informal, low cost, one-day conference on slightly different approaches to technology, politics and justice.

What do you work on that more people should know about in any 2 (or more) of our areas?

What have you heard about recently, that you think more people should know about?

OpenTech is as much about conversations in the bar, as it is sitting in sessions; what topics would you like to be discussed with a range of people? The best way of getting the OpenTech audience to think about the challenges you have is by sharing what they are and solutions you’ve already found: by offering a talk.

Are there community projects that you work on that would benefit from more support and different views? Are you working on problems that you think others might help solve?

Offer a talk online at or email and we’ll have a chat. If you can get us submissions (even just outline submissions) by the 1st of May, that’d be grand.

What is OpenTech 2010?
– Open Tech 2010 is an informal, low cost, one-day
conference on slightly different approaches to
technology, politics and justice

What’s the day going to have?
– Technology
– Politics
– Justice
– what do you want to talk about?

What do we need?
– Proposals from people who want to give a presentation, run a panel, organise a tutorial, or run a demo of something new and interesting on something that they think matters or getting people to help.

– Publicity – please blog this announcement, write a newspaper article, forward to mailing lists, and tell your friends!

What topics do we hope to cover?
– Justice: Civil, Social, Environmental, Criminal, Legal, other.
– Community engagement
– Democracy 2.0
– Mashups, open data and uses
– Future of media and distribution
– Disaster politics and technology
– Highlights, lowlights and lessons learnt
– Long term thinking on big problems and massive opportunities
– Tutorials & Workshops – share what you know

– If you’ve got an interesting proposal that doesn’t fit into any of
the categories above, please send it in anyway!

What have we already got talks or sessions about?
– Rewired State
– Where now for Open Video? from
– mySociety
– What’s next after the General Election?

We’re still looking for more talks on all our topics,
so if you want to offer something, we’re waiting to
hear your ideas.

How do I submit a proposal?
– Online form via
– Deadline for submissions is midnight on Tuesday 1st June 2010

Can I buy or reserve a ticket to the event?

– Register at
and we’ll email you nearer the time with more information

Any other questions?

Read the Submission page or email

More information at

— the OpenTech 2010 organisers
(David, Emily, Sam)

About Thayer Prime

Tall. Eats a lot. Talks too much. I tweet over @thayer
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