Open Data Exchange 2013, April 6. Montreal

March 29, 2013

(This article was first published on bayesianbiologist Rstats, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers)

UPDATE: The day was great! There are many people doing really amazing things with open data and it was amazing to meet them. Here are my slides from the panel talk.
Next Saturday, I’ll be sitting on a panel discussing future avenues for open data at ODX13.
From the odx13 site:

Odx13 is a mini-conference to discuss the successes and challenges of extracting value from Open Data for civic engagement, international aid transparency, scientific research, and more!


Morning Session – Open Data Stories; Panel Discussions

9:00 AM Introduction and Welcome

9:15 AM Winning with Open Data – Panel 1

10:10 AM Les donnes ouvertes en action- Panel 2 (en franais)

  • Guillaume Ducharme,gestionnairedans le rseau de la sant et membre du collectif Dmocratie Ouverte
  • Sbastien Pierre, fondateur,FFunction&Montral Ouvert
  • Jose Plamondon, co-conceptrice,ContratsNet
  • Jean-No Landry (lanimateur de discussion), fondateur, Montral Ouvert et Qubec Ouvert

11:05 AM Future Avenues for Open Data – Panel 3

12:00 PM Lunch will be provided

Afternoon Session – Digging into Data; Workshop and Lightning Talks

1:00 PM Data Dive Intro – Exploratory Data Analysis with Trudat

1:30 PM Data Dive

We will dive into interesting Open Data setswithexperts on hand to guide us through the weeds, including data on

  • International Aid
  • Government contracts
  • Biodiversity
  • and more

3:00 PM Lightning Talks

4:00 PM Present data insights

4:45 PM Closing remarks

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