Pre-summit training day 2016

Monday 31 October 2016, 10:00am - 5:00pm

Arup, 13 Fitzroy St, London W1T 4BQ


As we emerge into the age of the web of data, data skills aren’t just a ‘nice to have’, but are necessary for any modern organisation. But being data skilled isn’t simply about being a spreadsheet wizard. It’s about understanding how and when data is useful, and using a mixture of strategic and practical skills to realise your vision.

To celebrate the ODI’s fourth annual summit, we’re hosting a day of short, interactive workshops beforehand to boost your confidence in using and talking about data.

The day will be a smorgasbord of technical and strategic training, as well as more advanced sessions for data pioneers and exploratory data games for beginners, themed around the ODI’s Open Data Skills Framework.

Session Descriptions

10:00 - 11:20 11:40 - 13:00 14:00 - 15:20 15:40 - 17:00
Explorer stream Using open data for social good The web of what? Exploring the web of data Map your city on Minecraft with Open Data Algorhythmic drumming circle
Strategist stream What is your open data return on investment? The self(less) publisher: What can game theory teach us about open data strategy? Three things you need to know to be an effective leader in the world of open data Network thinking, so what?
Practitioner stream Dashboarding dirty data with Dave Blockchains for global data infrastructure How to use an API: hands on coaching Introducing Octopub: publish data to the web quickly and easily
Pioneer stream Applying open data to your organisation Open data literacy in the classroom Perfect pitch: how to stop boring your audience with open data Managing open data change in government