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UK Government Open Data User Group meeting, 15th June 5pm 2012


From Tord Jonsen, Cabinet Office: If you haven’t already expressed an interest in becoming a member of the new Open Data User Group, or just to learn more about the Group, we are hosting an introductory event to explain what it’s all about. This event will be held on Thursday 14 June 2012 at 5pm to set out the new Chairs plans for the Group and the process for establishing membership. The event will be held in the Churchill Room in 100 Parliament Street, London SW1A 2BQ, and will last around two hours.


On Monday 21 May, the Minister for Cabinet Office, Francis Maude, appointed Heather Savory as the new Chair of the ODUG.  The next step is to establish the wider membership of the Group. Having listened to the comments and ideas many of you have put to us in the period since we announced the ODUG, we are looking at making the selection of members open and transparent, in line with the values of the Group and the community it will serve. At this event, the Transparency Team will introduce Heather formally to the open data community, and she will go on to present the vision and strategy for ODUG in the immediate and longer term. You will also get an opportunity to ask questions.


I recognise that this introductory event is held in London, but this does not mean all future events will. We recognise that open data users and re-users are spread across the country, and will be looking to hosting meetings and other events in other locations as well.


As there are limited spaces available, I would be grateful if you could confirm if you can make it by Wednesday 13 June 2012 via Tord.Johnsen@cabinet-office.gsi.gov.uk. You can also follow ODUG on Twitter at @odugUK. 

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