Helsinki Loves Developers - Open design by utilizing open data and open source

Event will be organized at the Helsinki Lab (at the lobby of City Hall) – more information:

Welcome to learn and discuss about open design by utilizing open data and open source!

Open data and open source are already quite known in general but how about open design – what could that mean? Welcome to this meetup to learn more about the design principles and practices of the City of Helsinki and also share your own ideas how to do open design and perhaps with open data and open source.

This event is part of the Helsinki Design Week program, more information:


15.00 Welcome!
15.10 From Service Design to Systemic Design – case Patient-Centric MyData Health Ecosystems, Mikael Seppälä
15.40 Open software development of the City of Helsinki, how do we design, Tero Tikkanen
16.55 Handbook of designing digital services in Helsinki, Antti Pakarinen
16.10 Break
16.20 Workshop
17.00 Results of workshop
17.30 Digital Revolution, Rufus Pollock
18 -> opportunity to continue the discussion at the restaurant next-door

This event will be held mainly in English but some presentations and discussions can also be held partly in Finnish.


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General info about Helsinki Loves Developers – open data open office

City of Helsinki provides a good amount of public data as open data for anyone freely to use. All these open data sets are available at Helsinki Region Infoshare service – . HRI is regional open data portal owned by cities of Helsinki, Espoo, Vantaa and Kauniainen.

Helsinki Loves Developers is an open cooperation platform to promote the use of open data. You are warmly welcome to join and contribute our open meetings and the web page ( with technical details. Please join these meetings and create together with us and open data our cities better places to live! You can find us once a month on Thursday at 3pm-6pm at Laituri (Narinkka 2, Helsinki). More information and (in Finnish).

Usually there is some interesting theme on agenda with presentations and demos. In addition you will have a great opportunity to meet and chat with the civil servants and code fellows of Helsinki about open data and open API´s.


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