Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Finding Open Data: Talk on Nov. 24

On Nov. 24, I'll be giving a talk at Langara College on finding data online. The 90-minute talk, including a Q&A, is sponsored by the Western Canada chapter of the Special Libraries Association but is open to the public. Here's the description:
There’s a wealth of free data available on government open-data portals and Statistics Canada’s website. But figuring out how to find the data you’re looking for — and in the file format you need — can be a chore. Chad Skelton will show you how to find the data you need, whether it’s where the most bike commuters live, what the most spoken languages in B.C. are or how crime rates have changed over time. Chad will also provide a brief overview of some of the free tools available for visualizing data, including Tableau Public and Google Fusion Tables.
You can find more details about the talk, and purchase tickets, here.

If you're interested in having me speak at your next conference or association meeting, shoot me an email at cskeltondata@gmail.com

Photo by Janneke Staaks, Creative Commons licensed

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