#DENDATAMEET, FOWD, JEEcamp and EuroIA - Upcoming conferences and talks

 by Martin Belam, 5 May 2010

I'm going to be attending or speaking at a few events over the next couple of weeks which may be of interest.


#DENDATAMEET is being put together by the Digital Editors Network, and it takes place in Manchester on May 12th. The theme of the day is about data and journalism. Speakers include Paul Bradshaw, author of the Online Journalism Blog and convenor of the HelpMeInvestigate project and Julian Tait, an organiser of the FutureEverything conference who is working to make Manchester the UK's first OpenData City.

I'll be talking about my role at Guardian News & Media as Information Architect, looking at some of the data initiatives the paper has been involved in, talking about the potential of Linked Data, and explaining how I see data manipulation being of benefit to journalists.

Sign up for #DENDATAMEET here.

The future of web design

On the 18th and 19th of May I'll be attending "The future of web design" in London. I'm looking forward to what promises to be an exceptional line-up of speakers. If you spot me there, please feel free to say hello.


On May 21st I'll be making what now seems to be an annual pilgrimage to JEEcamp in Birmingham, described as 'the online Journalism Enterprise and Experimentation unconference'. It features an opening keynote from Guardian Media Group Digital Director Simon Waldman and a closing keynote from Stewart Kirkpatrick, the founder of the Caledonian Mercury. In between it seems to be pretty much anything goes. The cost is £30 on the door, and last year it was very useful and a lot of fun.

Sign up for JEEcamp.

EuroIA Summit

Looking a little bit further ahead, in September I'll be in Paris for the EuroIA Summit. I wasn't able to make the last one in Copenhagen, so it will be good to reconnect with people. The programme isn't themed this year, and the deadline for submitting a presentation is very close - entries need to be in by May 16th.

I'm pleased to say that this year I'll be acting as country ambassador for the UK, so expect to hear plenty more about the event in due course. In the meantime, mark the dates in your UX/IA diary.

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