T#4: Open Data

Thursday 11 April 2019

What is it: Everyone seems to be talking about ‘Open Data’ lately, but what exactly is it, how can you use it, and why would your organisation publish it? This session will be an introduction to Open Data with a brief overview of some of the major Open Data portals and some of the creative uses of open data. The focus will be on open Public Sector Information (PSI), but research data will also be considered.

Who is it for: Talk will be of interest to people who are wanting to get started in either publishing data as open data or in accessing and using open data resources in their work.

Presenter: Fiona Tweedie

Fiona Tweedie loves data and open source technologies and community. With a PhD in Ancient History, she first learned of the transformative power of open data while developing the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s Principles on Open Public Sector Information. She has since held a number of data-themed roles, led the first two GovHacks in Melbourne and served as a board member of Open Knowledge Australia. She currently works in data policy and strategy at the University of Melbourne and is a board member of Internet Australia.

twitter – @FCTweedie.   instagram.com – @fctweedie LinkedIn – fiona-tweedie-53477b130

Short Talk Requirements

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