This intensive, practical, five day course is an introduction to the technical, commercial and legal aspects of open data. It aims to highlight key opportunities for working with open data and how they can be exploited across government, business and society.
The course is designed to enable anyone to understand how to publish, consume and exploit open data as well as give an understanding of best practice, law, licensing and policy issues.
Key to the course is for participants to gain hands on experience through the week. This will culminate in a team brief for a Hack Day, with help from experienced mentors.
|Morning||What is Open Data? What are the benefits? Considering personal data?||Licensing, the law and
|Tools for analysing data: cleaning, validating, and enriching data.||Business and open data:
benefits, applications, value propositions
Hack Day in teams
Time with mentors
|Early afternoon||Let’s make some data. How does it work on the web?||From
publishing to consuming open data, including open data standards
|Analysing data cont’d:
|Innovating with open data||Hack Day continues|
|Late afternoon||Hands on discovery time||Hands on discovery time||Guest speaker and discussion||Team briefing for Hack Day||Hack presentation, prizes, drinks|
|Evening||Dinner (optional)||Team time (optional)|
- Have an overview of open data, law, web technologies and its application potential
- Have an understanding of the architecture and openness of the web
- Understand the considerations of publishing personal data
- Have a practical understanding of how to publish, consume, and exploit open data
- Understand processes required to release large data sets
- Have developed the ability to evaluate open data strategies
- Have an increased knowledge of how to commercialise and innovate using open data
- Have worked with others to produce data
- Understand the vocabulary around data, such as linked data and the semantic web
- Have developed an ability to share and brief others on benefits of open data
Open data practitioners, policy officials and advisors, account and project managers, statisticians and analysts, strategists, entrepreneurs, business developers, ICT suppliers, knowledge managers, policy owners, developers, information architects, journalists, research and intelligence.