Category Archives: Talks

Talk at LIFT 2012

This week I’m at LIFT 2012 to give a talk on Open Data — and also to meet with the great bunch of Swisss Open Data folks! Update 2012-02-24: Slides up Open Data: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going Abstract Over the past few years, there has an explosive growth in open data […]

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Speaking on Digging into Open Data at Data Insights Meetup in Cambridge Today

I’ll be talking at Data Insights Meetup today on the topic of Digging into Open Data. Where: Fountain Inn, Cambridge, UK (OpenStreetMap) When: Feb 2nd 2012, from 7:30pm Slides Links http://ckan.org/ – CKAN, open-source data hub software http://thedatahub.org/ – the DataHub http://thedatahub.org/dataset/standard-and-poors-500-shiller – S&P dataset I demo-d http://thedatahub.org/dataset/standard-and-poors-500-shiller/resource/f2a375b2-b4d4-4100-88ad-952a4c6c8d74 raw data http://okfnlabs.org/recline/ – Recline Data Explorer […]

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Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Annual Lecture

Tomorrow evening (Thursday) I will be giving the ICAEW’s (Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales) IT faculty annual lecture. I will be talking on the topic of “Open Data: What, Why, How” — more info below. The event is free, but unfortunately invite only due to limited capacity -(email richard.steele@icaew.com to attend). So, […]

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Travelling: Brasilia, Amsterdam, Budapest then London

I’m travelling quite a bit over these next few weeks: This week, from Tuesday 10th through Saturday 14th I’m in Brasilia to participate in CONSEGI and talk about open data. I’m then in Amsterdam from Sunday 15th through Tuesday 17th to participate in a workshop on Global Interoperability and Linked Data Workshop organized by Maura […]

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Talking at Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information (LAPSI) Conference in Milan

This week on Thursday and Friday I’ll be in Milan to speak at the 1st LAPSI (Legal Aspects of Public Sector Information) Primer & Public Conference. I’m contributing to a “primer” session on The Perspective of Open Data Communities and then giving a conference talk on Collective Costs and Benefits in Opening PSI for Re-use […]

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Talk at RE:PUBLICA 2011

Yesterday I was at RE:PUBLICA XI to give a talk on Open Government Data in the opening session of the “open” stream. The crammed to over-capacity room was a nice indicator of the growing attention and interest being generated by open data, and especially open governernment data. Slides online here and below.

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Talk at UKSG 2011 Conference

Yesterday, I was up in Harrogate at the UKSG (UK Serials Group) annual conference to speak in a keynote session on Open Bibiliograpy and Open Bibliographic Data. I’ve posted the slides online and iframed below. Outline Over the past few years, there has an explosive growth in open data with significant uptake in government, research […]

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Speaking at Managing Public Sector Information and NCVO Conference

Today I’m speaking at two events in London: Managing Public Sector Information – update: slides The NCVO (National Council for Voluntary Organizations) Annual Conference

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Talking at British Library about Open Shakespeare

This Thursday I and James Harriman-Smith will be heading over to the British Library to give a talk on Open Shakespeare and possibilities for “Open Literature”. Update: Slides from the Open Shakespeare presentation Outline This talk will introduce http://www.openshakespeare.org/ — an innovative new approach to Shakespeare’s works, and, eventually, any literary text. The website is, […]

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Talking at Cambridge Geek Night about Digging into Data with CKAN

I’m talking next week at the 8th Cambridge Geek Night about Digging into Data with CKAN and datapkg. Update: Slides

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