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Webinar series on the Future of Open Data Portals

Webinar series on the Future of Open Data Portals
Save the date and join the European Data Portal’s new webinar series on the Future of Open Data Portals on Tuesday 6 October!
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Webinar series: Future of Open Data Portals

The European Data Portal (EDP) team is launching a webinar series to discuss: The Future of Open Data Portals. This series will contain current best practices, experience and opportunities for collective action to ensure open data portals remain relevant and useful for the community they serve.

Traditionally, portals have looked at impact through the lens of the number of datasets published or downloaded by users. The EDP team believes that we need a shift in portal design and value proposition from a tool for publishing, with search as an enabling feature, to a community of like-minded parties, working with data. This requires new concepts and ideas on how portals should be built, and which features they should prioritise.

The Future of Open Data Portal series of eight biweekly 45-minute webinars beginning at 17:00 CET, starting on 6 October 2020, features speakers from the EDP team and the broader community. It will address technical, human factors, funding and sustainability topics.

Save the date!

Webinar 1 – The future of open data portals: the EDP view
On Tuesday 6 October 2020, the EDP’s Elena Simperl will discuss insights from the experience of the EDP.

Webinar 2 – From an Open to an Enterprise Data Catalogue and back
On Tuesday 20 October 2020, Juan Sequeda from data.world will discuss data catalogs in the context of  open data versus catalogues for real world enterprise data lakes.

Webinar 3 – Supporting open data publishers
On Tuesday 3 November 2020, Deirdre Lee from Derilinx will share insights about how to support open data publishers based on Derilinx’s experience managing the Irish open data portal. 

Webinar 4 – The Google Dataset Search Engine
On Tuesday 17 November 2020, Natasha Noy from Google AI will present her team’s experience developing the Google Dataset Search Engine.

Webinar 5 – Building the Kaggle community: How we created a data science ecosystem
On Tuesday 1 December 2020, Julia Elliot will speak about the creation of communities around shared datasets in the context of data science and machine learning competitions.

Webinar 6 – To be determined
On Tuesday 15 December 2020, Mathilde Hoang will speak about open data in France.

Webinar 7 – From Open Data Portals to Open Data Ecosystems: Experiences and Thoughts on how to proceed form monitoring and analysing Open Data Portals
On Tuesday 12 January 2021, Axel Polleres from the Institute of Information Business of Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU Wien) will share insights on the Open Dat Portal Watch and their work monitoring and analysing open data portals.

Webinar 8 – Data Doesn’t Drive (People Do)
On Tuesday 26 January 2021, Lucy Knight from the Open Data Institute and The Data Place will discuss how open data can build local partnerships.

Join the sessions to learn more and we look forward to seeing you there!

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