From the 8th to 12th April 2013 the Open Data Institute are holding a week long training course on open data – Open Data in Practice. We are pleased to announce that the import•io technology will be used on this course to help participants quickly extract, mix, and use data from the web.
The five-day course, being held at the Open Data Institute head quarters, will be a practical introduction to the technical, commercial and legal aspects of open data.
Through lectures and hands-on learning it aims to highlight the key opportunities for working with open data and how they can be exploited across government, business and society. As well as giving participants an understanding of best practice, law, licensing and policy issues.
David Tarrant, the course leader, has designed the course to enable anyone to understand how to publish, consume and exploit open data. Therefore, anyone can attend the course from open data practitioners, policy officials and entrepreneurs, to business developers and journalists. As long as potential attendees are computer literate and have a Wi-Fi enabled laptop, they are welcome.
The course will culminate on the Friday, in a team Hack Day, allowing participants to put what they have learnt into practice. The import•io team, along with other experts, will be on hand to mentor teams. For more information and to sign up please visit the Open Data Institute website here.
We are pleased to be involved in this training course and looking forward to attending. To keep up to date on our participation and other news, follow us on our social media pages.
by Alice Nutbrown