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by Pablo Castro
Sharing data on the Web comes with a tough trade-off between minimalism and enabling creative new scenarios. This session will explore Web APIs that focus on exposing data and let clients decide how to use it. We'll share our experiences while designing the Open Data Protocol (odata.org), what we found to be great and terrible ideas and what we hear from folks running OData Web APIs.
Data integration and viz technology have given rise to an appetite for government data–the Gov 2.0 movement. Do government agencies have good data? Sort of: I believe that an understanding of data limitations has gotten short shrift in the drive to develop the next app. I'll discuss why a knowledge of the complexities of government data is crucial to building quality decision-making tools.
1st–3rd February 2011