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30–31 March 2012: Switzerland's second Open Data Camp

30 – 31 March 2012 the second Open Data Camp brought thinkers and makers together around the theme of data-driven mobility:
We are convinced that the thematic focus will strengthen the community of designers, developers, activists and journalists and foster innovation around making transportation both public and private a better, more efficient and more social experience through open data apps.

To participate in this camp everyone is qualified, who has got interest in the topic of mobility as a customer, maybe even has got some specific expertise in the field of transportation etc., experience with and/or interest in data visualization or would like to contribute with his developer-skills to amazing ideas and projects.

Together thinkers and doers get things done and make a difference. Your ideas and your competence are in high demand to shape to future of how we deal with data in this country, so if you too feel it's time to make a difference sign up as:

Ideators Designers Developers
- people who want to change things in their community
- subject matter experts who have data and want to collaborate/share it
- public officials who want to help further open access for eGovernment
- find out about evolving information visualization discipline
- an opportunity to build skills and work with interactive graphics
- help publicise and spread the message of open access
- learn tools and techniques for accessing public data sources
- collaborate with designers and innovators on exciting applications
- help build an outstanding platform for connecting interest across CH

The second Swiss Open Data Camp takes place in Zurich and Geneva on 30 and 31 March, 2012. We start Friday at 9 am and make sure we can present amazing results Saturday at 4 pm.

We invite all interested people to register for one of the two venues.


Sign up now!

An open data hackday needs to take place across regions, covering diverse languages and technology hubs. Both venues in Zurich and Geneva will be equipped for two days of high-end hacking, visualizing and debating, providing space for about 100 people each. Infrastructure and catering will be taken care of.

Zurich Geneva
Ballroom Restaurant Falcone
Birmensdorferstrasse 150
8003 Zurich
University of art and design – Geneva (HEAD)
Boulevard James-Fazy 15
1204 Genève
Initiative Team is an initiative of the association We kicked off the political debate on the federal level during a well-received event in June 2011 at the Swiss Federal Archives, since followed up with parliamentary inquiries together with the Parliamentary Group for Digital Sustainability.

The community effort kicked off by is a much needed complement to the political and public relations activities.

The initiative is politically independent and not bound to any particular party or funding source.

Hannes Gassert (Liip, /ch/open),
Antoine Logean (innoQ,,
Oleg Lavrovsky (/ch/open),
Andreas Amsler (Liip,,
Jeremy Stucki (Interactive Things),
Giorgio Pauletto (OT Lab, and
Philippe Rendulic (Tunnel 15).