This course is open to anyone who has an interest in Open Data in a professional capacity, and wants an introduction from one of the leading organisations in the field. Places are limited, so reserve your place now by registering using the link above.
What will it cover?
The course will give an overview of the following: What is Open Data; kinds of data; Benefits of Open Data; regulatory requirements; data licensing; data quality and formats; an introduction to Linked Data; planning an Open Data project; data portals; publishing data; community engagement.
Who is it for?
The course is oriented towards organisations, such as local government councillors and officers, considering starting their own Open Data initiative. It will be useful for those for whom Open Data is a bit of a mystery wanting to get an overview; decision makers who are supportive of the idea of Open Data, but need to understand what it will involve in technical terms; people responsible for the successful implementation of the project as well as staff who will be using or maintaing it, and anyone else interested in learning more about Open Data.
Will I get a certificate?
Certificates of attendance will be offered.
What do I need to know?
No technical or other background is needed – just an interest in learning more about Open Data.
What do I need to bring with me?
Please bring a wi-fi enabled laptop. You may also like to bring a sample dataset.
Registration and cost
The price for the day is £240 (Inc VAT). An early-bird price of £220 (inc VAT) will apply to registrations made more than 14 days before the training, and places are limited, so register now above!
Local governments and other organisations are looking at how they can release data they hold – unleashing creativity from local entrepreneurs, researchers, journalists, third-sector organisations and citizens, and helping to build economic activity as well as accountability and trust.
The Open Knowledge Foundation has unparalleled expertise in the area, having been active in Open Data since 2004. Among many other projects it built the original version of the UK government’s highly successful data portal data.gov.uk, and its School of Data runs courses to enable citizens and civil society organisations to make effective use of data.
If your organisation is interested in in-house training, we have a programme of courses we can offer, including this introductory course as well as a 5-day course for Open Data managers.
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
When & Where
Friends House: Quakers in Britain
173-177 Euston Road
NW1 2BJ London
The Open Knowledge Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes open knowledge and #opendata projects around the world.