[iRail] Invitation to iSoc workshop

Greet Derudder greet at pimpajoentje.be
Fri Jul 22 13:32:26 UTC 2011

Hello list!

Time goes fast, and the iRail Summer of code is nearing the fourth week
already. This means the time has come to invite you to our *workshop*, "*The
DataTank: getting started*".

During the month of July, some of the iSoc students have been working on a
platform to make access to open data easier. This platform is a generic API
(webservice) which on the one hand allows developers to easily write an
application without having to code the "layer" in between the open data and
the app. On the other hand, data owners can release data using a few lines
of code, without relinquishing the data quality. BI-tools, statistics,
possibilities to outsource modulues and extensive error handling are

In the first hour of the workshop, we introduce The DataTank: what can it
do, what should it become, what can a company, institution or government do
with it, ... The introduction ends with a short demo. In the second part of
the workshop, you can build your first module and get a web service up and
running in no time.

Now, for the *practicalities*: the workshop takes place on Tuesday 26th
July, from 2 PM to approximately 4 PM, in the conference room of Centrum
voor Ondernemen, Kortrijksesteenweg 14, Gent. Anyone interested in open
data, familiar with the terms API, client-side and server-side is welcome.
If you would like to attend, please *subscribe *by replying to this email.

See you there!

The Summer of code team
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