Centre for Internet & Society

CIS, with the UK Government's Foreign Office and the Cabinet Office Team for Digital Engagement, and Google India, is organizing a workshop on open data (or the lack thereof) and 'civic hacking'.

The UK Government's Foreign Office and the Cabinet Office Team for Digital Engagement, Google India and the Centre for Internet and Society, Bangalore are organizing a 'Civic Hacking Workshop' on Wednesday, July 28, 2010, bringing together civic-minded technologists who've been working with governmental data in India and Britain.

The workshop will discuss the problems of obtaining data, especially in India, the technological solutions that these various groups have encountered, the difficulties of technology as a mass-based civic solution, and the visions that these groups have for a more engaged civil society and the contributions they seek to make to the public.


The people attending are, from India (Bangalore):

  1. Alok Singh (Akshara Foundation)
  2. Shivangi Desai (Akshara Foundation)
  3. Arun Ganesh (Geohackers / National Institute of Design)
  4. A. Pandian (Mapunity)
  5. Sridhar Raman (Mapunity)
  6. S. Raghavan Kandala (Mapunity)
  7. Thejesh GN (Janaagraha / Infosys)
  8. Sushant Sinha (IndianKanoon.com / Yahoo)
  9. Vijay Rasquinha (Mahiti)
  10. P.G. Bhat (SmartVote.in)
  11. Pranesh Prakash (CIS)
  12. Raman Jit Singh Chima (Google)

And from Britain:

  1. David McCandless (Information Is Beautiful)
  2. Harry Metcalfe (TellThemWhatYouThink.org / Open Rights Group)
  3. Tim Green (Democracy Club)
  4. Edmund von der Burg (YourNextMP)
  5. Rohan Silva (Special Adviser to the PM)


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