Open Data Cafe @Mito #04

Sat, 04 Jul 2015 13:00 - 15:30

Saza coffee Ibaraki University library cafe

Bunkyo 2-1-1, Ibaraki University library cafe 1st floor Saza coffee, Mito-shi, Ibaraki-ken, Japan

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Let's talk about Open data in a casual style at the library cafe of Ibaraki University.

Opendata -- The idea that certain data should be freely available to everyone to use and republish as they wish, without restrictions from copyright, patents or other mechanisms of control.Especially in government owned data, the rationale behind open government data can be considered as twofold.First, advocates contend that making government data available to the public in open formats increases government transparency and accountability. Second, open data should enable third parties to leverage the potential of government data through the development of applications and services that address public and private demands.

We plan to hold open data cafe monthly basis. The cafe is located on the 1st floor of the main library for University Ibaraki. On the evening of the 1st Saturday, why don't you talk over open data in casual mood?

Themes

Anything related to the open data.
We will provide you about the handy tools and latest news for open data.
Of course we are happy to hear from your stories or questions.

You can check the atomsphere from this blog (Sorry in Japanese)
http://codeforibaraki.org/?p=268

With processing a big amount of data, we have always same problem - anomaly data. So we need a tool for coping with it. "Open refine", ex "Google refine" and became now open source is it. We will introduce this tool this time and provide a little hands-on. Try data cleansing!
http://openrefine.org/

Prerequisites

None, anyone who is interested in the open data can attend.
Nothing you need to bring

Access to venue

25 minute bus ride from Mito Station. North exit of the Mito station, you can ride the bus for Ibaraki University at the bus terminal no.7. The head sign 「茨大行 (栄町経由) 」 or 「茨大前」 will bring you to the venue.

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  • Code for Ibaraki
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