Courses

ODI Devon is proud to be able to offer two ODI Registered trainers – Simon Gough and Lucy Knight.

Course Topics

We offer the following training packages, consisting of either core open data knowledge or learning for specific sectors and interests. To make a training enquiry please fill in the form at the bottom of this page. You can also join the ODI Devon mailing list for updates on training and other Node activity.

Introduction to Open Data

A half-day course for those new to the concepts and applications of open data. By the end of the course you will know where to find data, and what simple steps you could take to analyse it.

Open Data in a Day

This course is mainly intended for people expecting to publish open data on the web. An interactive course, it covers licensing, hosting, and publishing, as well as looking at how Open Data is already being used by others.

Open Data in a Day for Government

A version of Open Data in a Day tailored for the public sector; covering statutory requirements, and cultural and practical considerations.

Data visualisation – communicating with data

A look at the tools and concepts behind the best (and the worst) data display techniques. Available in two formats:

  • 1 hour workshop: a look at how data can be displayed, what works and why.
  • Half-day training session: a more in-depth look at what works visually and what doesn’t; how data can be used to communicate important insights; and how to use simple tools to visualise real data yourself.

Design With Open Data

A full day course learning how to use human-centred design tools with open data to drive innovation and create better products and services.

Data Deep Dive

Examining your data to get the most use out of it. For people who have already got to grips with refining, analysing and visualising data, perhaps by attending Finding Stories in Data, or Open Data in a Day. You will work all day, in teams, either on data produced by your organisation, or on data which is of interest to your organisation. Delegates should come to this course with a definite area of study in mind.

Open data in agriculture and nutrition

This course aims to help you understand how open data can improve production and safety at different stages of the food production chain. We will talk about:

  • What makes open data open, and why it is useful;
  • Where open data is already used, both in general and in agriculture, catering and nutrition specifically;
  • How we might solve food production challenges using open data.

Open Data in the Enterprise

Practical half-day workshop around solving technical and organisational issues with opening up data sets. Covers security, technical architecture, organisational change.

Open Data Technologies

Web technologies for getting the most out of open data.

Data for Decision Makers

Exploring the most effective ways to put important information in front of busy people. By the end of this course, you will have learned how to build simple dashboards, and ways of combining key figures in order to help busy managers make informed decisions.

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