Friday lunchtime lecture: How you (yes, you!) can contribute to open data

Friday 23 June 2017, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

Opendataforeveryone Image: By OpenSource.com, CC BY 2.0

We often associate open data with the publication of data by governments and businesses. But openly licensed data is also being collected, curated and maintained by a variety of communities across the web.

Whether you're interested in music or maps, comics or comets there are ways that we can all contribute directly to the creation of some unique open datasets.

In this talk I'll be exploring some of those projects to highlight their work, how they're being used and thinking about what they can teach us about building a sustainable open data commons.

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About Leigh Dodds

Leigh is an experienced software engineer, product manager and technical consultant. He spent 10 years working in the publishing industry dealing with data integration and management issues. As CTO of Publishing Technology’s scholarly division, Leigh was responsible for designing an innovative publishing framework based on semantic web technology. On moving to Talis Group in 2011, Leigh looked after their “Data as a Service” products, overseeing product development and launching their Linked Data consulting business.

Live stream

There will be a live stream of this lecture available on this page from 23 June at 1pm.