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

From: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 12:07:31 +0200
Cc: W3C CSV on the Web Working Group <public-csv-wg@w3.org>, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock@okfn.org>
Message-Id: <D0751D24-AAC0-4741-86FA-66ACE6B4C07C@w3.org>
To: Adam Retter <adam@exist-db.org>
AFAIK, Jeni had the intention of going, as well as Phil Archer

Ivan

On 19 Jun 2014, at 12:05 , Adam Retter <adam@exist-db.org> wrote:

> 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 }
> adam@exist-db.org
> irc://irc.freenode.net/existdb
> 


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