Open Knowledge Festival aims to encouraging people to plan seeds of discussion, talk together, learn from each other and exchange helpful feedback. That’s why is this section we take a look (and a read) at what has been written and said about OKFestival 2014 – your reflections, thoughts and words. From major newspapers to influential blogs and great tweets, here’s the place to walk the talk!
Thanks to the over 1095 participants who attended the Open Knowledge Festival 2014. We conducted a post-event survey, which received about 162 responses which is about 15% return rate. The following are some survey results and quotes - the best bits.
OKfestival was a successful learning and networking space based on the majority of OkFestival survey responses. Open Knowledge is the network and movement. The majority of respondents considered it important to attend to network.
Some of the other reasons that people provided were: “to learn what happens in the world”, “to hear about overall development in the field”, “Volunteer”, “To help out and to learn”, “to influence the open movement”, “facilitate a session”, and “to be part of this amazing network.”
Most of the respondents cited networking as the main point of enjoyment for OKfest. Some people did cite the venue as great. There were some comments about keynotes/fireside chats including mentioning Neelie Kroes and Ory Okolloh as favourite speakers. Some of the programme content highlighted included Flashhacks, the unconference, Artists without a Cause (AWAC), the graffiti wall and Peng Collective.
And, what did you LEAST enjoy?
The wifi and venue were cited as the top items that respondents least enjoyed. As well there were some comments about the programme organization or content concerns.
What was the most valuable thing you learned at the Festival? e.g. that you might pass on to someone else.