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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 12:08:48 +0100
Message-ID: <CAJKLP9bxxE2J4Za8XmLioe=pRw+_FyxFz9SQBQ55PkTWYOC4pA@mail.gmail.com>
To: Phil Archer <phila@w3.org>
Cc: Ivan Herman <ivan@w3.org>, W3C CSV on the Web Working Group <public-csv-wg@w3.org>, Rufus Pollock <rufus.pollock@okfn.org>
Cool, will be nice to see you Phil and catch up with Jeni. I am also
speaking on the CSV Schema standard and validator tool that we
developed at The National Archives.

On 19 June 2014 11:34, Phil Archer <phila@w3.org> wrote:
> 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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>> Digital Publishing Activity Lead
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>>
>>
>>
>>
>>
>
> --
>
>
> Phil Archer
> W3C Data Activity Lead
> http://www.w3.org/2013/data/
>
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> +44 (0)7887 767755
> @philarcher1



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