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Jamillah Knowles | 15:28 UK time, Wednesday, 7 March 2012

Hello Outriders.

This week we have three women in tech who are about to tell us about open data, opening an account on Pinterest and opening the mind to electronic friends.

Kat Braybrook


First up, an event worth waiting for. Kat Braybrooke is the community coordinator at the Open Knowledge Foundation and the London based coordinator of the Open Knowledge festival which is going to be in Helsinki in September.


Another event for you all to look forward to - this time in the UK, in Liverpool. Gislaine Boddington is the creative director of Body Data Space, based in the Tech City part of East London.

Body>Data>Space is a design collective that works with the body and data in both virtual and physical space.

Last but not least for this week - let's put to rest the interest in Pinterest.

We know the site is not exactly box fresh. It's a place where you can create a virtual pin-board for images and video on the web.

From that alone it might not sound like the wildest place on the web but it has attracted millions of users all curating their own galleries and sharing images that link to sites you may have missed on
your web travels.

Naturally as it also shares images, there have been questions about copyright too.

Lynn Bruning

Lynn Bruning is a friend of Outriders who makes extraordinary e-textiles and also uses Pinterest. She recently wrote a guide to protecting your own images as well as having some fun with the service, so I asked her what all the fuss is about.

For more Outriders interaction, you can of course find us in various social spaces. Tweet at me on Twitter where we are @BBC_Outriders, find us on Facebook, or if Google plus is your thing, you can also search for Outriders there and drop me a line.

Until next week!
~ Jamillah


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