September 11, 2013 : Unlike usual meetup’s I had a different experience on this one. OKFN Nepal, is the abbreviated form of Open Knowledge Foundation Network Nepal. “We want to make our meetup’s informal and respect the freedom of speech” , were the words said by Prakash Neupane – OKFN Nepal ambassador.
I saw more participation on second than the first meetup, maybe around 15-20 open minded tech enthusiasts. Also, the Open Spending Data Party was celebrated by OKFN nepal, where budget of Kathmandu city was made open.
This event had created a buzz around media, journalist, IT professionals, entrepreneurs, students, data hubs etc and many more. So this meetup was crucial for us, as we talked on different agendas before the event. Following are some of those:-
- Everyone shared their experiences about Open Spending Data Party.
- We knew that local as well as nation media were impressed by our work on making data open.
- Open Knowledge Foundation Network(OKFN) globally appreciated the effort of OKFN Nepal.
- Nepali language localization of Open Spending guide to be done was discussed, most probably on transifex.