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====== Open Data Camp Bangalore - 2016 - Pollution Party! May 14-15 ====== Bangalore Open DataCamp it is an annual conference that aims to create a space to discuss the challenges and experiences of using data in India with the aim of promoting an open data culture in government and the private sector. ======Pollution Party!====== This year at Open Data Camp we want to learn about and discuss the citizen and private sector pollution monitoring networks coming up in cities across the country. We will be looking at the role of data in fighting pollution and how open data can strengthen the fight to curb it. There are many groups working to fight pollution directly, government bodies in charge of data collection and monitoring all of which will be invited. However, pollution data can also inform other disciplines looking to make impact in urban planning, development, and resource management. We will be inviting people from all these groups to come participate and share experiences. ======Work====== - [[https://datameet.hackpad.com/Open-Environment-Data-Format-teW134IpT9d|Open Environment Data Format]] ====== FAQ ====== == Who is Organizing? == DataMeet comprises a group of over 1500 people from across the country who share data, lessons, projects, and tools to improve the access and understanding of data. It is primarily a civic minded group that believe data and technology can add value to the lives of citizens. Every year Bangalore DataMeet hosts open data event that looks at a particular theme through data. Two years ago we spent two days playing with Election data and freed the Parliamentary and Assembly Constituency shapefiles, last year we looked at education data and are working with the NCERT on trying to bring more data into the open. The DataMeet community are the organizers of this event, primary contacts are, Nisha Thompson and Thejesh GN. \\ Nisha Thompson is the [[http://datameet.org/|Lead Organizer]] for DataMeet. \\ [[http://thejeshgn.com | Thejesh GN]] is a Technologist who works with Mavrix, and DataMeet, and has a passion for open data. ==What is open data?== “Open data is data that can be freely used, reused and redistributed by anyone – subject only, at most, to the requirement to attribute and sharealike.” OpenDefinition.org ==What does it have to do with pollution?== Last year saw a major turning point in the debate around pollution. Indian cities became a major focal point, as proof that New Delhi has worse air quality than reigning champion Beijing. This revalation brought out the growing air pollution problem across India. At the same time water pollution from industry has also come up in the foaming lakes and rap videos fighting for recognition of pollution and its affects on people. The economic and development growth has meant that the building industry has been in over drive bringing sand and dust into urban and peri urban areas in large quantities plus the growing lack of proper trash disposal has brought in major health implications for people from all social economic backgrounds. However, the actual exposure of pathogens and pollution is not well known, extensive data has not been made available or is being collected in a way that can't be easily understood or acted upon. This has spurred the rise of data collection networks and agencies to fill this gap. In every major city citizen supported cheap sensor devices have been put around cities to add data to the small number of official government monitoring stations. ==Can I speak?== Please contact the organizers with your topic and we will assess whether it fits. ==Can I volunteer?== Yes! Please contact the organizers and sign up to volunteer! ==How can you help?== For this event to be successful we need your help. We need to be able to bring together a wide variety of individuals from the sector and that is why we are asking for a larger travel budget. 5 lakhs will be able to bring people from all over the country to talk and share their experiences. We also need help with recording video and other costs like printing signs. For your support you will receive multiple mentions during the event and also signs will be posted around the venue. ==Are there travel grants?== TBD == Can i watch a Webcast or Participate remotely ?== There is no provision as of now for Webcast , however you can be on [[http://datameet.org/irc|IRC , Freenode Network , channel #datameet]], hopefully people will be chatting about the event. That said we do record the talks and upload to [[http://youtube.com/datameet|YouTube account]]. ====== Code of Conduct ====== [[http://datameet.org/wiki/guidelines:datameet-community-code-of-conduct | Please read the full Code of Conduct]] but shorter version is //We have a few ground rules that we ask people to adhere to. This code applies equally to founders, mentors and those seeking help and guidance. Be nice to everyone involved. Be friendly and patient. Be respectful. Be considerate. Do not spam. Be careful in the words that you choose. Agree to disagree. Contact us at admin@datameet.org if you face any issues. // ====== Register ====== [[https://www.instamojo.com/datameet/open-data-camp-bangalore-2016-pollution-part/ | We use InstaMojo for registration. Go ahead and block your seat using InstaMojo.]] ====== Venue ====== {{url>https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m14!1m8!1m3!1d3887.6596859940237!2d77.66041!3d12.993604999999999!3m2!1i1024!2i768!4f13.1!3m3!1m2!1s0x3bae1136218ea079%3A0xc6bf20ea89abad92!2sGoogle!5e0!3m2!1sen!2sin!4v1413211638161 100%,300px noscroll noborder alignment|alternate-text}} \\ Google India Bangalore \\ No. 3, RMZ Infinity - Tower E, 3rd, 4th, and 5th Floors \\ Swamy Vivekananda Rd, Bennigana Halli \\ Bangalore, Karnataka 560016, India \\ \\ ====== Sponsors ====== [[https://google.co.in|{{:googlelogo_color_284x96dp.png?200}}]] {{:india_open_data_assoc._fin_370pix.png?200|http://juxt-smartmandate.com/project/india-open-data-association/}} ====== Partners ====== [[http://www.sensorswithoutborders.org|{{::sensors_without_borders.png?200}}]]

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