Building a Social Network for Data Sharing


Thursday, September 7, 2017
4:00pm - 5:00pm

2017-09-07 16:00:00 2017-09-07 17:00:00 America/New_York Building a Social Network for Data Sharing Fishbowl Forum at the D. H. Hill Library


Event Description

18M+ open datasets exist today, and growth is accelerating. But these data sets live in data portals without common taxonomies or architectures, and must first be cleaned and prepared by data users. Human and computers normalize, extract meaning, and identify correlations, but this work is siloed: used for one project, then lost forever, only to be repeated from scratch by the next person to touch the data. Open data can help us rise to humanity’s toughest challenges, but only if we maximize its network effect. To build the web of Linked Data, we have to start by connecting the people who are working with data. has built a platform where the world’s problem solvers can find and use a vast array of high-quality open data.

In her presentation, Carolee Mitchell, Manager of User Operations, will demonstrate's suite of data services and allow time for a Q&A discussion. 

Contact Information

Christopher Erdmann

Admission Information

Free and open to the public.  Registration is required.  Please visit here to register.

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