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Open Development Camp this Friday at the World Bank

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This coming Friday, July 10th, we'll be hosting the first Open Development Camp (OpenDevCamp) here at the World Bank, along with our friends from AidInfo, Development Gateway, Forum One Communications, and USAID's Global Development Commons.

What is OpenDevCamp, you ask? Here's the description, straight from the event page:

There are a number of emerging activities focusing on improving the transparency of aid and allowing organizations, projects, researchers, practitioners, and clients in developing countries to have improved access to aid information, data on outcomes, knowledge, and tools.  We are getting closer to the day when anyone can easily determine who is doing what, where they are doing it, what they have learned, and who is funding them. Come join a group of interested organizations to brainstorm about how to advance the conversation about making aid more transparent, improving access to data, and making knowledge and tools related to development easier to find on the internet.

The event is already sold out and registration is closed, but I'll be posting a wrap-up of some of the things I took away from the unconference next week. Quite a few of the OpenDevCamp attendees will also be tweeting from the event, so check out the #OpenDevCamp hashtag on Twitter for live updates as well.

If you have any ideas and issues you'd like me to bring up during OpenDevCamp, let me know here in the comments or join the Ning group and get involved in the discussion. For those of you that are coming, see you on Friday!

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Submitted by evangineer on
I think there's genuine value to be had by running a similar event in London UK. Please consider doing so, perhaps in partnership with Akvo, BBC & Guardian as they are all setting excellent examples on the open API & open data front.

Having similar events across the world is a great idea. I'll pass along your recommendations to the folks at Dev Gateway and Aid Info who are already thinking of taking this idea on the road!

Submitted by Margaret on
I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often. Margaret http://grantfoundation.net

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