Open Plaques Open Day

Event Info

Sat 25 Sep, 2010 from 9:00am - 6:15pm
Centre For Creative Collaboration
16 Acton Street, Kings Cross
London, WC1X 9NG, UK (Map)
Cost: FREE - booking required


What is Open Plaques?

Open Plaques is an open source community-based service which connects online and offline by documenting, cataloguing and promoting commemorative plaques (often blue and round) installed on buildings and other public landmarks in the UK and beyond.

Aims of the event

Our first Open Day event is FREE and geared to improving and developing the website. Activity on the day will be focused on making better enabled to take contributions from and be used by the public and organisations who want to contribute plaque data and biographical content. In turn, we aim to make it easier for others to use that data for their own websites, mobile applications and other services.

After some opening presentations and discussion, we'll be splitting into four working groups:

Group A: Information Architecture / User Interface

Group B: Design
Group C: Content

Group D: Development

At the end of the day the groups will come together to share what they've been working on, as well as to hear from others who've already been buildng some apps and services using Open Plaques data.

Lunch and tea / coffee will be provided.

Book now and join us to help take Open Plaques forward!

More about Open Plaques

The project aims to bring the people-powered history the plaques encapsulate to life - and to a larger audience - by making its website and database the definitive and most comprehensive resource about these historical markers. In turn, the data and resources produced by the project aim for wide distribution and re-use, and are available for free to all under a Public Domain declaration.

Follow us on Twitter @openplaques and get updates on the blog. We'd love to hear from you!

Event hashtags: #openplaquesopenday or #openplaques

We've been kindly supported by the RSA via their Catalyst fund to make this event happen.


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