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OpenTech 2011

21st May 2011

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    OpenTech 2011 is looking for talks. What do you work on that more people should know about in the areas of Technology, Transport or Democracy?

    OpenTech is as much about conversations in the bar, as it is sitting in sessions; what topics would you like to discuss with a range of people? The best way of getting the OpenTech audience to think about your challenges is to offer a talk.

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

    Offer a talk online at www.ukuug.org/opentech or email opentech@ukuug.org and we'll have a chat. If you can get us submissions (even just outline submissions) by the 1st March, that'd be grand.

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    OpenTech 2011
    Saturday 21 May, London
    Sponsored by you?
    
    OpenTech 2011 is an informal, low-cost, one-day conference on slightly different 
    approaches to technology, transport and democracy.
    
     - What do you work on that more people should know about in any two (or more) of our areas?
     - What have you heard about recently that you think more people should know about?
    
    Offer a talk online at www.ukuug.org/opentech or email opentech@ukuug.org and we'll
    have a chat. If you can get us submissions (even just outline submissions) by 
    2nd March, that'd be grand.
    
    
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    *What is OpenTech 2011?*
    - OpenTech 2011 is an informal, low-cost, one-day conference on slightly 
    different approaches to technology, politics and transport.
    
    *What's the day going to have?*
    - Technology
    - Transport
    - Democracy
    - Now with added hardware!
    - you...
    
    *What are we looking for?*
    - Proposals from people who want to give a presentation, run a panel, organise a 
      tutorial, or run a demo of something new and interesting.
    - Publicity - please blog/tweet/forward and tell your friends! 
    - anything that we should have that we don't know we're looking for
    
    *What topics do we hope to cover?*
    - Technology
    - Democracy
    - Transport (and travel)
    - London - and other cities
    - Sustainability - how to turn hackdays and demos into something more permanent
    - Open Hardware - doing things technologies were perhaps not intended to do
    
    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?*
    - Community linked data
    - FixMyTransport.org
    - The Geek Manifesto
    - Security: X is bonkers. for X in PHP, and more
    - Talking to non-techies: experiences of Fossbox
    - Open Source Hardware
    - TroubleMakers Inc's latest (legal) project...
    - Hard curves, soft electronics - code, tech & textiles.
    - The Quantified Self
    - Innocent Enough Questions... - including "what does the government spend money on?"
    - and other vagueish things being firmed up
    
    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 at http://www.ukuug.org/opentech
    - Deadline for submissions is midnight on 2nd March 2011.
    
    *Can I buy or reserve a ticket to the event?*
    - Join our mailing list at http://www.ukuug.org/opentech and we'll email
      you nearer the time with more information.
    
    *Any other questions?*
    - Read the submissions page at www.ukuug.org/opentech/offer or email opentech@ukuug.org
    
    More information at http://www.ukuug.org/opentech
    
    -- the OpenTech 2011 organisers
        (David, Anna, Sam)
        http://www.ukuug.org/opentech
    
    
    


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