Planning a trip to Denmark in June? No? Think again.
Copenhagen Business School (CBS) will host an European Data Forum 2012 (EDF2012) on June 6-7,2012. This two day conference is a meeting place for small and medium size enterprises (SMEs), researchers, policy makers and community initiatives to discuss challenges of Big Data, novel data-driven business models, technical innovations and other important aspects (does open government data rings any bells?). The good thing is you only have to pay for your travel, because participation is free of charge. One of the main organizers is also LOD2 consortium (full disclosure: we are in this consortium).
One of the really cool side events of the conference is EDF2012 Hackathon, which will focus on “Integrating Linked Open Data into Business Content Management“. Organizers are counting on senior developers and software architects who are looking for ways to use web-based data resources (think of Linked Open Data) and incorporate them into their business solutions. Factual is a nice example of a service using Open Data (just one of many).
Well, EDF2012 is not the only event related to Open Data this year. Last month I participated at Open Government Data Business Day 2012 in Vienna, this month Seattle, King County and Washington state are organizing Startup Weekend GOV on April 27 – 29, 2012 and Open Government Data (OGD) Camp will take place in Helsinki this autumn. I didn’t make all this up: visit Open Government Data hub, a lot of interesting events are on their calendar.
- Open Data in action: CivicApps and PDXBus (portal.lillycoi.com)
- The Open Data Handbook (downes.ca)
- Leigh Dodds on the Open Data Revolution (semanticweb.com)
- Save the Date: the European Data Forum 2012 takes place 6-7 June 2012 in Copenhagen! (lod2.eu)
- Open Knowledge Foundation: Talk at LIFT 2012: Open Data – How We Got Here, and Where We’re Going (okfn.org)
- Open Knowledge Foundation: Being Open About Data (okfn.org)