The Data Sharing Workshop, April 18 - 19 at the SFSU, Downtown Campus. Register on Eventbrite.
We received such a positive response to the Data Sharing Summit in September, 2007. And, given the ongoing emergence of many data sharing initiatives ,
we decided that it was a good time to hold another summit.
This Workshop will be followed by a larger Data Sharing Summit at the Computer History Museum on May 15th. Both events are part of an ongoing collaboration with DataPortability.org, which we hope to evolve into a larger-scale Data Portability conference later in the year.
Our purpose is to provide gathering spaces in which all parties can work together on the challenge of data sharing. We create the agenda the day it happens. Different groups will be able to have in-depth discussions about emerging data sharing standards and initiatives, and continue ongoing work by establishing Action Items to be carried out at subsequent events.
We selected April 18th and 19th because it seemed like an ideal time to host this event, given that it falls in between RSA and Web 2.0 Expo. People who are the Bay Area from around the world will be able to participate in figuring out how to get data sharing to happen. Although the event will focus on technical aspects, it will also include social, legal and business issues related to data sharing. The space can accommodate up to 200 attendees.
This event is being co-presented by SFSU Institute for the Next Generation Internet.
We decided to hold the event on Friday and Saturday to accommodate the needs of different attendees. If you are at a company that is focused on this work and you prefer not to work on weekends, you can attend Friday. Or if you are interested in the subject but are unable to attend due to work commitments, you can come on Saturday. Those who are highly dedicated can come to both days.
UPDATE: 2 APRIL 2008
Just a reminder that the Data Sharing Workshop is coming up in less than three weeks.
As a first step, the Workshop will provide a gathering space for different groups to have in-depth discussions about emerging data sharing standards and initiatives, and continue ongoing work by establishing Action Items to be carried out at subsequent events, including the Data Sharing Summit on May 15.
The Workshop will be held at the SFSU downtown campus in cooperation with the SFSU Institute for the Next Generation Internet.
This workshop is part of an ongoing collaboration with DataPortability.org, which we hope to evolve into a larger-scale Data Portability conference in the near future.
*Early-Bird Cut-Off is April 11th*
Be sure to register for the workshop before the early-bird cut-off date, April 11th. Prices will increase by $50.00.
You can register and edit proposed topics at the Data Sharing Summit wiki .
We need help with promoting this workshop, as well as the summit on May 15th, and ask that you blog about both events. We are also looking for volunteers and sponsors to help support this community, so that we can create real value for everyone involved.
If you have any questions, or would like to get involved as a volunteer or sponsor, please contact Laurie Rae at laurierae @ datasharingsummit.com.
Kaliya Hamlin, Identity Woman
Laurie Rae, Data Sharing Events.
Official Website: http://datasharingsummit.com/
Added by evanwolf on March 10, 2008