The first day of the training course Open Data in Practice in the Open Data Institute.
The first day included 8 hours with short breaks for coffee. Our class of 12 people listened to a few lectures and learned about the world of open data (Discovering Data on the Web). The lectures led by David Tarrant of the University of Southampton were lively and moved along at a brisk pace.
The format of the presentation was accessible and an accommodating way to learn about open data, the evolution of the web, data formats, why and where these formats are used.
Dave also delivered a separate lecture on related data and the RDF-model of data. This was a much more interesting area of open data. I will organize and publish my thoughts and notes I made during the class.
The institute puts all open data presentation training courses in open access. I think that the presentation of this course will also be available for viewing and downloading later. For those interested in post the links to useful resources:
This Jason Hare is from Pasco, Washington and lives in Morrisville, North Carolina. This Jason Hare also likes riding motorbikes, watching the history channel, obsessing about Open Data, Open Government, User Experience Design and hiking around in the hills.