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The Open Knowledge community brings together people who want to learn and share expertise in "open". Open data, open content, open source, open access, open government, open development - you're welcome! We have a particular interest in open data: finding it, encouraging government to release it, and tools to visualise, mash up, or build apps out of it.

Events are run at the whims of whoever is most enthusiastic at the time, so topics and formats vary from casual chats at the pub to structured workshops teaching mapping or the latest open data technology. Sometimes we work on specific projects, like the Hipster Map of Melbourne or run major events like GovHack or HealthHack. If you have a great "open knowledge" idea, this is the place to pitch it and get people started.

If you have lots of technical skills to share, great! If you are non-technical, but know lots of people in the open world, fantastic! If you're a designer, data journalist, app developer, or data scientist and want to contribute somehow, that's awesome! And if you're none of the above but want to learn or have something to share, that's brilliant - please come along. Not a white male able-bodied coder? Please come along - we're very welcoming and are always trying to increase diversity.

Please have a look at our policies and code of conduct before attending events.

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Recent Meetups

  • 14 October · 6:00 PM

    HealthHack BNE 2016

    16 Members | 5.00

    HealthHack 2016 is on next week! Come hang out with our community of healthcare professionals, designers, software developers, students, educators, engineers and... Learn more

  • 29 September · 6:00 PM

    HealthHack BNE Problem Owners Night

    10 Members

    The Open Knowledge event HealthHack is returning to Brisbane this October. In the lead up we're holding a pre-hack get together on Thursday the 29th of September at... Learn more

  • 29 July · 6:30 PM

    GovHack Brisbane 2016: 29 - 31 July

    3 Members

    GovHack is an annual open data competition. Competition categories are announced at 7pm Friday 29th July at your venue! Teams have 46 hours to create a project page,... Learn more

  • 11 July · 6:00 PM

    GovHack Qld Connections Event

    10 Members | 4.50

    Got your GovHack ticket and want a winning edge or perhaps you are intrigued and want to find out what GovHack ( is all about? The GovHack Qld... Learn more

  • 4 March · 2:00 PM

    Open Data Day

    7 Members

    Make something on #OpenDataDay As part of Open Data Day ( ODI QLD ( are running a free event 'Make something'.More... Learn more

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