Workshops Preceding OKCon2011

OKCon2011 is glad to announce that registration has now opened for the pre-OKCon workshops. More details can be found below.

Pre-OKCon2011 CKAN Workshop

Tuesday, June 28, 2011 from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM (GMT+0100)

A chance to get hands-on with the technical side of working with CKAN. In each session, a core CKAN developer will talk through the aspect, giving a live demo. Subjects will cover installing CKAN, through customising its theme and forms and go on to extending it in several ways. We welcome participants bringing a laptop and having a go with the examples provided, or work on your own stuff, whilst drawing on the support of CKAN developers.

Workshop leaders: James Gardner, David Read

Sessions will cover: 

  • using the API
  • installing a CKAN instance
  • theming CKAN
  • introduction to the architecture
  • form customisation
  • writing extensions 
  • CKAN core code sprint (participants pairing up with core devs)

To register for the workshop, please use the event’s eventbrite page

Getting Involved with OpenSpending

Wednesday, June 29, 2011 from 9:30 AM – 6:00 PM (GMT+0100)

The workshop will deliver in-depth working sessions on the features of OpenSpending. We will work with EU spending data, modelling, visualizing and exploring interesting features of the data. The workshop is aimed at journalists, researchers, developers and anyone else who’s interested in public spending!

Workshop leader: Friedrich Lindenberg

Working sessions will include:

  • Financial data types, sources & acquisition, refinement
  • Visualization, analysis and exploration of data
  • Contextualising the data: story telling and analysis

To register for the workshop, please use the event’s eventbrite page.

For any queries regarding the workshops please contact: daniel [dot] dietrich [at] okfn [dot] org

2 thoughts on “Workshops Preceding OKCon2011”

  1. Thanks for the idea. We will definitely blog about it – possibly in video. Please stay tuned!!

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