Our Program

Friday at BMVI

We are excited to receive you at the Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure on the first day.

09:00 Registration
10:00 Welcome
Christian Heise, Chairman of the Board, Open Knowledge Foundation Germany
10:10 Opening
Dorothee Bär, Parliamentary State Secretary to the Federal Minister for Transport and Digital Infrastructure
10:35 State of the Open: Work in Progress: ladegif
Fiona Krakenbürger, Community Organizer Code for Germany, Open Knowledge Foundation Germany
Maxi Richt, Developer and Project Lead, kleineAnfragen.de, Open Knowledge Foundation Germany
Arne Semsrott, Project Lead, FragdenStaat, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland
11:10 Open Administration: Long-term perspective for Germany
The challenges are manifold - whether socially, economically or politically. OpenData, transparency and Civic Tech open up new possibilities to solve these challenges.
Franz-Reinhard Habbel, Writer and Speaker of the German Association of Towns and Municipalities, Berlin
11:30 Break
12:00 About people, data and good intentions
Zara Rahman, Research Lead, The Engine Room
12:30 Civic Tech Inspirations
The Civic Tech Community is growing year after year in Germany. It presents your most exciting projects and most useful applications here.
GentriMap – Melanie Thewlis
luftdaten.info – Jan Lutz
München Transparent – Tobias Hößl
OParl – Ernesto Ruge
13:00 Lunchbreak
14:00 Data-Run: Converting Mobility Concepts with Open Data
Truckoo – Marko Jeftic
waterRUNners – Alexander Schmid & Robert R. Biene
FreeMobility – Valentin Jahn
14:20 The economic potential of open data
Walter Palmetshofer, Project Lead, Open Data Incubator for Europe, Open Knowledge Foundation Deutschland
14:30 Break
14:45 Amnesty International on small tasks, big data and massive engagement
Milena Marin, Senior Innovations Campaigner, Amnesty International
15:15 Journalism, Leaks, Open and Private Data
Vanessa Wormer, Data Journalist, Süddeutsche Zeitung
15:40 Reflections on Dear Data
Stefanie Posavec, Data Centred Designer and Co-author of Dear Data
16:05 Break
16:20 Evidence is Power. Data Literacy in Action
The Datenschule discusses data literacy approaches and digital NGO projects with representatives from the international School of Data Network.
Bardhyl Jashari, Executive Director, Metamorphosis Foundation, Macedonia
Sylvia Fredriksson, Designer-Researcher at the Cité du Design in Sainte-Etienne
17:30 Closing

At the end of the first day we want to use the opportunity that so many smart minds with experience in open data are gathered at in one place and ask you to think of ideas on how to increase Open Data in Germany. These ideas can be further discussed on the second day.

Program for the second day