3C - linked data

A session at OpenTech 2011

Saturday 21st May, 2011

1:30pm to 2:30pm (GMT)

Hadley, Link, Gov! - LinkedGov

Hadley Beeman, Glyn Wintle, Alex Coley

Updates and engagement in this highly entertaining talk by the linkedgov project.

Crowdscraping - real stories of using ScraperWiki to gather worldwide datasets

Francis Irving

Track every company in the world? Every farmers market? All the planning applications as they come in? Increasing computing power, cheaper data storage, neater screen-scraping libraries, and new collaborative software, together combine to let us gather data sets we never would have dreamed of before.

Google Refine

Paul Makepeace

Refine is a powerful, fun, fast tool for exploring, visualising, and 'cleaning' datasets. Data rarely comes in the form we want it in: inconsistencies, formatting errors, corrupted accents, schema mismatches, ... Refine can help interactively discover patterns and sift out and transform your dataset, without scripting or programming. I'll cover core concepts: faceted browsing and clustering, as well as touch on the GR Expression Language, and reconciliation.

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Paul Makepeace

S African Brit in US. Work: @Badger Fun: Pilot, Time series, Cycling/Rowing bio from Twitter

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Francis Irving

CEO at @ScraperWiki, erstwhile creator of TheyWorkForYou, TortoiseCVS, @WhatDoTheyKnow, Mapumental... bio from Twitter

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We design and sell products that turn messy information into valuable data: 1) @pdftables 2) quickcode.io. Previously @ScraperWiki. bio from Twitter

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Hadley Beeman

Architect for #opendata & #openstandards. Advisor on technology policy. Co-founder of @300_Seconds. Data & security geek. Active in UK gov and W3C; views mine. bio from Twitter

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PGP key - https://pgp.mit.edu/pks/lookup?op=get&search=0x409DD5459894AA42 bio from Twitter

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Time 1:30pm2:30pm GMT

Date Sat 21st May 2011


Seminar Room, University of London Union

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