[Thamesvalley-pm] Fwd: OpenTech - you have registered a place

Oliver Gorwits oliver at cpan.org
Thu Apr 27 04:27:39 PDT 2017


This is the event I mentioned the other evening. Schedule link below. 
They are about half booked.


-------- Original Message --------
Subject: OpenTech - you have registered a place
Date: 2017-04-27 12:06
 From: Sam Smith <s at msmith.net>
To: OpenTech <opentech at opentech.org.uk>

Hey all,

You have already booked your place at OpenTech. Since word of mouth
these days seems to mean posting to twitter, which works less well than
mailing lists used to, here’s an email to send to your friends :) .
(if you’ve already had this email, sorry).

The OpenTech provisionally final schedule is now up -
http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/schedule [1] - it’s never actually
final until people start talking, but hopefully it won’t change too
much (we hope).

Thanks to our lovely sponsors, The Indigo Trust, we have free entry for
students, those working in not-for-profit organisations, public sector,
or otherwise on low incomes (which covers the previous two categories
too). If you think this covers you, it probably does - just have
relevant ID at the door and we’ll waive the entry fee.

We’re over half full, so if you’ve not booked your place yet, you
should probably do so now (and remind your friend who’s probably
forgotten). http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/registration [2]

Announcement follows.

See you in not-very-long-at-all,
Sam and David



With a month until OpenTech 2017, we’re really excited by this
year’s schedule. As you’ll see it’s a fantastic, diverse line up
of talks by a whole range of people working on issues and projects that
really matter, after a year of democracy doing things that it wasn’t
necessarily expected to do. Go take a look at:
http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/schedule [1].
Highlights include:

We survived 2016, what about 2017?
Standards for Private Browsing
This is for .everyone
post-FUBAR: what’s next?
Privacy: 23 million children
MicroPython, micro:bit and a Million Children
Design thinking - build it faster
What can deep learning reveal about beautiful places?
Mapping Land Ownership
Periods: a provocation
Open Organs - Post-biological Organ Trade
The future: Hope, Scale, or Change?

All this and much, much more.

Tickets are £5 on the door, but to make sure you get in on the day, you
can pre-register here:http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/ [3]

We're already about half booked and tickets are selling fast, so don’t
miss out. And don’t forget to remind your friends - OpenTech is as
much about the people attending, as the speakers.

For those who’ve not been before... OpenTech is an informal, low cost
(thanks to The Indigo Trust [4] for sponsoring), one-day conference on
slightly different approaches to technology, problems and democracy. You
are guaranteed a day of thoughtful, thought-provoking talks leading to
lively conversations with friends. Besides the sessions, there’ll be
plenty of time to talk in the bar which will be open until 10pm.

Switch off, sit back and enjoy the show
As ever, while there is technically some wifi in the building, as soon
as we all show up, there will no longer be any working wifi in the
building. So listen to the speakers (or your mates in the bar) rather
than compulsively refreshing twitter errors, wondering if you should
have gone to a different session based on the tweets sent over 4G.

Thanks to sponsorship from The Indigo Trust, those who are students or
who work for not for profit organisations get free entry. OpenTech takes
place at our usual location - the (formerly known as) University of
London Union on Malet St (now known as Student Central). For entry to
their building, house rules apply [5].

If you would like to help make the day as successful as previous
OpenTechs, we're also looking for a few more volunteers to help out,
email opentech at opentech.org.uk

Oh, and did we mention? You can pre-register your tickets here:
http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/registration [2]

[1] http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/schedule
[2] http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/registration
[3] http://www.opentech.org.uk/2017/
[4] https://indigotrust.org.uk/
[5] http://opentech.org.uk/2017/location/

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