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

From: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Date: Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:34:11 +0100
Message-ID: <53A2BCA3.2020000@w3.org>
To: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, Adam Retter <adam@exist-db.org>
CC: W3C CSV on the Web Working Group <public-csv-wg@w3.org>, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock@okfn.org>
Yes, I'm going and I am pretty Sure that Jeni is and will speak about 
the CSVW WG.

Phil.

On 19/06/2014 11:07, Ivan Herman wrote:
> 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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Phil Archer
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http://www.w3.org/2013/data/

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