OK Philippines represent!!!!!!! Joseph De Guia, local group ambassador, TJ Dimacali community journalist and media manager, and Happy Feraren School of Data Fellow represented the OK Philippines local group and lead the event activities in the recently concluded Maker Festival Manila 2014. The group participated in the exhibition showcasing Open Knowledge working groups – Open Government Data, Lobbying Transparency, Open Education, Open Spending, and School of Data. The event was also an opportunity to recruit new members to the local community with more than a hundred participants signing-up for membership. Happy presented in the lightning talks introducing Open Data and the initiatives of OKFN-PH and School of Data as well as the movement of OKFN. The local group starting the OKFN community is being led by OK Philippines.The Open Data Task Force of the national government is the national prime mover of open government data leading transparency and accountability as well as efficiency in government services.
The event was organized by the tech group community of Mozilla Philippines and its partners. Maker Festival Manila 2014 was recently concluded 14 September 2014 at Glorietta 5 Mall Makati City. The gathering of makers using the web to make collaboration better for all users, knowing more, do more, an ddo better. Maker Festival Manila 2014 followed the format of the Mozilla Festival in London. This event of the Mozilla Philippines Community is the finale campaign for 2014.