[OKFN-EN] 1-day Open Data training, London, 6 December

Christian Villum christian.villum at okfn.org
Thu Nov 7 08:16:59 UTC 2013

>From the Open Knowledge Foundation blog:

1-day Open Data training, London, 6 December
November 6, 2013 in Events <http://blog.okfn.org/category/events/>, Open
Data <http://blog.okfn.org/category/open-data/>, Open Government
, Training <http://blog.okfn.org/category/training/>

The Services team of the Open Knowledge Foundation will be running a public
version of its one-day introductory training course on Open Data, on
Friday, 6 December in London. The 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 <http://okfn.org/about/>.
Places are limited, so to register your interest, e-mail services at okfn.org.

*Note*: If your organisation is interested in in-house training, we
have a programme
of courses <http://blog.okfn.org/2013/09/26/open-data-training/> we can
offer, including this introductory course as well as a 5-day course for
Open Data managers. Contact services at okfn.org for more information.
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. No technical background is
What do I need?

No technical or other background is needed – just an interest in learning
more about Open Data.

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 <http://schoolofdata.org/> runs courses
to enable citizens and civil society organisations to make effective use of
Registration and cost

The price for the day is £250. There To register your interest in
attending, e-mail services at okfn.org. An early-bird price of £200 will apply
to registrations by 17 November, and places are limited to 12, so get in
See more at:


Christian Villum

Community Manager, Open Government Data + Local Groups Network
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