Collocated Events

Around EDF2014 a number of collocated events will take place, some of them restricted to certain participants.

OKF Meetup in Athens, Greece
18.03.2014, 19:00-22:00pm EET, Royal Olympic Hotel Athens

Open Knowledge Foundation, Greece Chapter invites you to Meet Up in Athens! On Tuesday evening, 18 March 2014, just before the European Data Forum 2014 opens its doors, all friends of Open Knowledge are invited to Meet Up! The Open Knowledge Foundation, an international leader in its field, has extensive experience in building tools and the community around open material and aims to see it used and useful.
Selected speakers from all over Europe will share with us the power of openness:


Meetup: open-source storage with Ceph
18.03.2014, 19:30pm EET at the GRNET HQ offices, 56 Mesogeion Ave., Athens on the 4th floor.

Want to learn how to build massively scalable and software-defined storage that runs on commodity hardware and is open source? Then join Inktank and the Greek Ceph community for a free Meetup the night before EDF starts. Steve Starbuck of Inktank will introduce Ceph. Vangelis Koukis, Synnefo Technical Lead, GRNET, will present how Ceph is being used to back GRNET's large-scale, production, public cloud service called "~okeanos". There will be plenty of time for discussions and questions.
-- This is an open & free event, see all information & registration:


Linked Data Europe: Tools and Application Workshop (Official Site)
21.03.2014, 09:00am to 17:00pm EET

The objective of this workshop is to provide a focused venue for academic and industrial discussions on the readily available arsenal of tools, systems and best practices that support the entire life-cycle of Linked (Open) Data and to demonstrate specific use cases in data intensive domains
-- This is an open (free) event, however registration is required.


Linked Data for Language Technology (LD4LT) (Official Site)
21.03.2014, 09.00am to 17.00pm EET

Linked Data has proven beneficial in many new and unforeseen ways for Language Technology and the newly gained interoperability and availability of Language Technology data and services is currently receiving industry adoption. The objective of this meeting is to start the discussion and analyse current trends as well as offer a crystallization point to coordinate the development of future Linked Data-based Language Technology applications.
-- This is an open (free) event, however registration is required.


European Data Forum Co-Workshop:
"Pioneers in data-driven innovation – visions & solutions from EU Member States"
21.03.2014, 08.45am to 13.00pm EET

The workshop “Pioneers in data-driven innovation“ shall serve as an opportunity to exchange and discuss on-going or planned initiatives on generating value out of data by EU Member States and the European Commission. A number of Member States already have dedicated strategies on data-driven innovation, including opening up more government-held data, fostering the development of skilled labour, and fund research & innovation in this domain. With this workshop we would like to provide the opportunity for networking between government representatives and show best practice cases for national initiatives.This workshop is organized by the European Commission and the German Ministry of Economics and Energy with the kind support of the Greek government.

-- Participation is possible on invitation only. If you would like to participate, please send an email explaining your position to Walter Mattauch


If you wish to organize an event collocated with EDF2014, please send your proposals via e-mail to