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Re: CSV,Conf - Berlin 15 July 2014 - for Data Makers Everywhere

From: Adam Retter <adam@exist-db.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:05:02 +0100
Message-ID: <CAJKLP9YVNkobVRLWtzEyVBvWq0wKAcdymQMng4fwFrfeXf-OSg@mail.gmail.com>
To: "public-csv-wg@w3.org" <public-csv-wg@w3.org>
Cc: Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock@okfn.org>
I am attending the CSVConf, is anyone else from the working group attending?

On 19 June 2014 10:35, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock@okfn.org> wrote:
> Hi All,
> I wanted to give folks a heads-up about CSV Conf, a one-day conference for
> data makers everywhere that takes place in Berlin in a month's time (and
> which I'm helping organize). Registration is currently open!
> I also note that it is just the day before the 2-day main conference of the
> Open Knowledge Festival for those who want to make it a double whammy!
> Regards,
> Rufus
> CSV,Conf 2014
> Berlin, July 15
> For Data Makers Everywhere
> http://csvconf.com/
> Announcing CSV,Conf - the conference for data makers everywhere which takes
> place on 15 July 2014 in Berlin.
> This one day conference will focus on practical, real-world stories,
> examples and techniques of how to scrape, wrangle, analyze, and visualize
> data. Whether your data is big or small, tabular or spatial, graphs or rows
> this event is for you.
> Key Info
> Where: Kalkscheune, Berlin, Germany
> When: 15 July 2014, all day
> Web: http://csvconf.com/
> Register: http://register.csvconf.com/
> CSV,Conf is run in conjunction with the week long Open Knowledge Festival.
> What Is It About?
> Building Community
> We want to bring together data makers/doers/hackers from backgrounds like
> science, journalism, open government and the wider software industry to
> share tools and stories.
> For those who love data
> CSV Conf is a non-profit community conference run by some folks who really
> love data and sharing knowledge. If you are as passionate about data and the
> application it has to society then you should join us!
> Big and small
> This isn’t a conference just about spreadsheets. We are curating content
> about advancing the art of data collaboration, from putting your CSV on
> GitHub to producing meaningful insight by running large scale distributed
> processing.
> Colophon: Why CSV?
> This conference isn’t just about CSV data. But we chose to call it CSV Conf
> because we think CSV embodies certain important qualities that set the tone
> for the event:
> Simplicity: CSV is incredibly simple - perhaps the simplest structured data
> format there is
> Openness: the CSV ‘standard’ is well-known and open - free for anyone to use
> Easy to use: CSV is widely supported - practically every spreadsheet
> program, relational database and programming language in existence can
> handle CSV in some form or other
> Hackable: CSV is text-based and therefore amenable to manipulation and
> access from a wide range of standard tools (including revision control
> systems such as git, mercurial and subversion)
> Big or small: CSV files can range from under a kilobyte to gigabytes and its
> line-oriented structure mean it can be incrementally processed – you do not
> need to read an entire file to extract a single row.

Adam Retter

eXist Developer
{ United Kingdom }
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