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Open autumn events

By Pieter-Jan Pauwels on Sep 01, 2016


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Goodbye sweet summer, hello beautiful autumn and all the new upcoming open events. With something to do every week, September decided to kick it off with a bang. And we wanted to share our personal favourites with you. Let's have a look at what is coming up.

Saturday 10 September 2016

open Summer of code 2016 Public Launch

Backstay bar, St-Pietersnieuwstraat 128, 9000 Gent

After an intense summer of learning and coding, 24 talented Open Source students are ready to show off their finished projects. During the public launch you can come in at anytime between 14:00 and 17:00 and check out what they have made. It's free and the first drink is on the house.

Type: Expo style presentations of projects
Interesting for: For everyone interested in open innovation and free drinks.

More information here
Free registration here

Thursday 15 September 2016

Deadline to sign up for the EUHackathon 2016


The theme of the 6th edition of the EUhackathon revolves around visualising copyright evidence to inform the policy debate and support the decision making process. The goal is to combine data and academic research from various sources to help create a clearer picture of the issues at stake in copyright, as sometimes the full story is difficult to grasp.There are some great prizes to win for the winning teams. This deadline is merely for signing up, the actual event will be at the Google offices on 15 and 16 November.

Type: Hackathon
Interesting for: Developers, copyright experts, designers, hackathon enthusiasts.

More information here
Apply here

22 September 2016

FOSS4G Conference

BEL Building, Avenue du Port 86c / 3002 1000 Brussels

OSGeoBE, the geographic community in Belgium is organising the second edition of FOSS4G, a free conference on Open Source software and projects in all things Geo. In the brand new building BEL at Tour & Taxis they will show off plenary sessions and workshops

Type: Conference
Interesting for: GIS developers, OpenStreetMap enthusiasts, maplovers and geography connoisseurs.

More information here
Register here

22 September 2016

HOT Summit 2016

Hoogstraat 139, 1000 Brussel

HOT Summit is the the second annual humanitarian openstreetmap team conference. On September 22, community builders, development professionals, educators, geographers, humanitarians, journalists, philanthropists, programmers, and volunteer mappers will come together to learn, discuss and share ideas on how open geospatial data and the global Humanitarian OpenStreetMap Team community are contributing to the Sustainable Development Goals.

Type: Conference / Summit
Interesting for: Developers, OpenStreetMap enthusiasts and volunteer mappers

More information here
Buy tickets here

friday 23, saturday 24 and sunday 25 September

State of the Map 2016 - SOTM

VUB ‐ Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Elsene, Brussels

State of the Map is the annual event for all mappers and OpenStreetMap users. Enjoy three days in the heart of Europe with talks, discussions, workshops, code and documentation sprints all around the free and open map of the world.

Type: Conference
Interesting for: Open Data owners, Public servants, Open advocates, Interoperability researchers and startups

More information here
Buy tickets here

Saturday 8 October 2016

Apps for Ghent installation at Digitale Droombeurs Ghent

Handelsbeurs, Kouter 29, 9000 Gent

During this Expo Apps for Ghent will present an installation gather live data from it's citizens. Curious?

Type: Expo / exhebition
Interesting for: Anyone interested in new technology and open data.

More information here (Dutch)
Free registration here

Did we miss one or are there open events we didn't know about? Let us know by contacting and we'll add them to the list.

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