ODI Leeds training update

ODI Leeds brings local, high quality open data training to the North of England.

Our training is delivered by ODI Registered trainers and experts, backed by resources from ODI HQ. By offering training locally, organisations in Leeds and the surrounding area, gain access without the costs of travel and accommodation. ODI Leeds, is passionate about open data, boosting data literacy and supporting the local digital & technology economy.

Our next course is Open Data, so what? on the 25 March, 2015.

About the course

What is open data, why should I use it and what can it do for me and my organisation?

What can open data do for you and your organisation? In our practical half-day course run by open data experts, you’ll explore the benefits, issues and impacts of open data through case studies and practical, hands-on activities.

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You don’t need any prior knowledge of open data to get the best out of this introductory course. Our experts will provide a concise overview of open data and the tools you need to remove barriers, reduce risk and inspire you to get started with open data in your organisation.

Over fours hours, you will learn:

  • What open data is and its impact
  • The benefits of publishing open data, what to consider and where to publish
  • The benefits of using open data, what to consider and where to find it
  • Case studies and lessons learned from open data projects

Through practical know-how, case studies and creative activities, our experts will guide you through the basics of open data and provide practical tools so you can start making open data projects a reality within your organisation.

By the end of the course, you will be able to:

  • Describe open data, what it is and what it’s not
  • Describe value and what it means to your organisation
  • Explain the value of publishing open data within your organisation
  • Explain the value of using open data within your organisation
  • Outline the issues with publishing open data within your organisation
  • Outline the issues with using open data within your organisation
  • Discuss open data case studies related to your organisation
  • Construct a list of potential open data for publication by your organisation
  • Construct a list of potential open data to be used by your organisation

Who is the course for?

Employees and entrepreneurs from government departments, the public, private and voluntary sectors.

What prior knowledge do you need?

Good computer literacy and knowledge of using the web and spreadsheets is essential. You will get the most out of the course if you have a high-level understanding of the information available within your organisation and how it’s used. Technical or Information Technology skills are not required.

What should you bring?

A wifi enabled laptop and software to open spreadsheets is essential. You will not need to install any software for this course.

Who can I talk to about the course?

Edafe Onerhime is the ODI registered trainer for Leeds. You can contact her at [email protected], on 07952 100 559 or on twitter: @ekoner.

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ODI Leeds is located on the top floor of Munro House. Duke Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG. Follow us on twitter @ODILeeds.