Come to our Meetup on Thursday September 29!

Come to our Meetup on Thursday September 29!


We are excited to inform you about our next Meetup. On Thursday September 29 we have an interesting evening planned for you: to inspire you to think about the influence data can have on society, the chances and challenges.

Our key speaker at this Meetup is Linnet Taylor, assistant professor at Tilburg University and University of Amsterdam. How much does our spatial data tell our city’s government about you, and how is that likely to change in the next decade? How much does it tell the city government about those who are marginalized, vulnerable or not able to control their own data? This presentation will ask what the implications of the increasing use of urban big data are for citizens of the smart city: will big data challenge our citizenship practices, better connect us to our city authorities, or make us part of the global data market?

OneWorld will give us insight in the use of data for journalism and present their new project: the Sustainable Transition Tracker, with which they measure sustainable development. We will end the night with a short talk by Erwin, one of our DataMission volunteers on the work he did in the past months for Greenpeace.


18:30 – 19:15 Walk in with pizza and beer
19:15 – 20:00 ‘Customers, users or citizens? Inclusion, spatial data and governance in the smart city’ by Linnet Taylor (UvA & Tilburg University)
20:00 – 20:30 Data Journalism & Sustainable Transition Tracker by OneWorld
20:30 – 20:45 Erwin, DataMission volunteer for Greenpeace
20:45 – 21:30 Drinks


Date: Thursday 29 September 2016
Time: 18:30 – 21:30
Location: De Waag Society, Nieuwmarkt 4, 1012 CR Amsterdam

Please RSVP to our meetup page when you are coming. Then we’ll know how many pizza’s we have to order :). We look forward to welcome you all on Thursday September 29!