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Thursday, September 3 • 09:00 - 10:30
What you need to know about Open Data

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Heard a lot about open data lately, but not sure what the fuzz is all about? Come to the training that will introduce basics of open data: standards, terminology, reuse methods etc. accompanied with good practice examples. Participants will be invited to share their experience, feel free to bring data sets if you'd like to explore working with coders and data vis experts on the spot.



Speakers
avatar for Eric Barrett

Eric Barrett

Executive Director, JumpStart Georgia
Eric hails from Houston, Texas. In 2005 he moved to Tbilisi to study and found a home. Since then he has worked with a variety of local organizations, including Transparency International Georgia. Since 2011, he has directed JumpStart Georgia with the goal of pushing the boundaries on how civil society can communicate information and data to engage audiences and achieve goals. Using open-source technologies as well as a design-oriented... Read More →
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Nisha Thompson

Director, Data{Meet}, Datameet
Nisha Thompson has a background in online community organizing. She has worked for the Sunlight Foundation in Washington DC, with online communities to use US government data to hold elected officials accountable. She moved to Bangalore in October 2010 where contributed to a research report on Open Government Data in India for the Centre for Internet and Society. Then was manager of the Data Project for Arghyam, a Trust... Read More →



Thursday September 3, 2015 09:00 - 10:30
Technology Hub * Hall 8

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