This is a quick post to update you on preparations for Open Data Camp 4, and to wish you all a Merry Christmas.
So far, we’ve released two batches of tickets, and they’ve been snapped-up really fast.
49 tickets have been issued so far, and there are another 71 remaining.
These will also be released in batches on the following dates:
- Sunday 8th January at 8pm
- Friday 13th January 2017 at 4pm
- Thursday 19th January at 12noon
As you probably already know, Open Data Camp is free to attend, and is open to everyone. We often get asked who attends Open Data Camp. We obviously can’t divulge any personal information, and some people choose not to volunteer any additional information about themselves, but we can share a summary.
We suggested some sector themes for attendees, and those who responded selected the following themes:
|Open Cities (or Smart Cities)
|Data as Culture
|Agriculture and Nutrition
There’s a really wide range of job titles amongst attendees who chose to tell us their title, with students, researchers, policy people, founders, directors, CEOs, analysts, developers and technicians, and many more besides.
We’re starting to get all Christmassy, so here it is as a picture (click to see full size).
Here are some of the organisations attendees identify with. With three more ticket releases to go, there will be lots more yet to come.
At the moment, attendees are approximately ⅓ female and ⅔ male, which is remarkably similar to all three previous events. There are still several opportunities through the forthcoming ticket releases on Jan 8th, 13th and 19th to attract a diverse range of attendees. The Open Data Camp organising team currently comprises 10 men and 6 women, and for the previous Camp, we adopted a Code of Conduct to ensure that we continue to have an enjoyable event for everyone.
Practicalities and logistics
If you’ve managed to grab a ticket, you may have some questions about how to get to the venue, and where to stay. Take a look at the Venue and Accommodation page on the web site. We’ll be keeping it updated, and posting more information as we get it. If you’re stuck, let us know at @ODCamp on Twitter, or through the contact page on the web site, and we’ll try to help. We’d also welcome any other suggestions on good (and cheap!) places to stay, or any tips on local hostelries.
That’s it for now
Word clouds thanks to Tagul