Centre for Internet & Society

A one-day unconference for people working with data from various sectors to come together and share their projects and ideas was organised in Bangalore on March 24, 2012. It was organised by the DataMeet group. Pranesh Prakash participated in the event.


9:00am - 10:00am Registration
10:00am - 10:10am Introduction to OpenDataCamp
Team DataMeet
10:15am - 10.55am Panel Discussion: State of Open Data in India
Data in India in general is in a state for much improvement. What does that mean for open data? How can open data help improve the data situation? What are the drawbacks of opening up data?
Anand S (Gramener), Zainab Bawa (HasGeek), Nithya Raman (Transparent Chennai), Moderator Nisha Thompson
11:00am - 11.25am
Pictures through numbers
Anand, Chief Data Scientist, Gramener
11.25am - 11.40pm
11:45pm - 12.10pm Karnataka Guarantee of Services to Citizens
Sridhar Pabbisetty, COO, Centre for Public Policy
12:15pm - 12.40pm
Open Data & Free Maps
Shekhar Krishnan
12.45am - 1.10pm
Introduction Aadhaar(UID) Data
Pramod Varma & Sanjay Jain
1.10am - 2.15pm Lunch
  Main Hall Meeting Room (small)
Food Court
2:15pm - 2:40pm
Drawing By Numbers by Tactical Technology Collective
Kaustubh Srikanth
Why Big data and why should you bother?
Mohan S,CEO, TrendWise Analytics
Karnataka Learning Partnership
Data Practices and a Call for collaboration.
Megha Vishwanath
2:45pm - 3:10pm
ISB's visualisation of migration in India.
ISB & Gramener
The State of Climate Data in India - Open and Closed.
Pavan Srinath
Anatomy of NSSO Data
3.15pm - 3:40pm
Water Data
Nisha Thompson, India Water Portal
Mobile as a Data Collection Device
Thejesh GN
Open data API and the challenges
Karthik B. R
3.40pm - 4.15pm Tea
4.15pm - 4.40pm
Modelling car insurance pricing
Gaurav Vohra, Jigsaw Academy
Free slot
What is Data?
Mrinal Wadhwa
4.45pm - 6.00pm
Feedback, etc

The sponsors included Google, India Water Portal, Gramener, Microsoft Research, Akshara Foundation, DataMeet, HasGeek and the Centre for Internet & Society.

Venue:Google, 3rd, 4th and 5th floors,RMZ infinity, Tower ENo.3, Old Madras Road, Bennigana Halli, Bengaluru, Karnataka 560 016

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