Friday lunchtime lecture: When governments open up, who manages their data?
Friday 19 September 2014,
The Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE
You bring your lunch, we provide tea & coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.
Governments hold a lot of data. A huge amount of data. And many are beginning to open it up for citizens and businesses to monitor and improve all sorts of things – from education and public services to crime rates and traffic. But all this data has to be stored, managed and presented in ways people can understand.
CKAN is a data management platform used by governments and organisations around the world to handle these important functions. Irina Bolychevsky gave a live demonstration of its data management workflows, visualisation and discovery features that help make data easy to upload, access and re-use.
Irina Bolychevsky is the Commercial Director of Open Knowledge and the former CKAN Product Owner