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Training Course: "Practical Data Management"

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TC Beirne Building

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Practical Data Management

Friday 23 June 2017

Care about data quality? Want to know how to prepare data for publication, analysis and visualisation. This half day course will teach you all you need to know to start making better use of data.

Open data is a means to an end. It can answer questions, support claims, drive innovation, discover trends and tell stories. Finding the right data, and getting it into the correct shape to start using it, is the first essential step towards achieving results.

Get the right skills and knowledge you need to achieve this on this half day course on practical data management.

Whatever you want to do with data, start your journey here.

For ODI Open Data skill level


Course aim

To learn how to source, organise, clean and prepare data ready for usage.

Over the course you will learn

  • Collect data from a number of different sources
  • Organise data into a spreadsheet
  • Clean a large dataset
  • Automatically apply data cleaning to multiple datasets
  • Use pivot tables and other advanced spreadsheet functions to verify and analyse data.
  • Prepare data for publication and visualisation

With a mixture of practical exercises, case studies and the latest learnings from the field of open data, our experts will remove the complexity of working with open data.

By the end of the course you will be able to

Expect to enjoy a small and personalised workshop taught by an expert trainer and data specialist. The workshop takes a skills-based learning approach and enables you to get hands-on. Leave the workshop with the ability to apply your learning immediately in the workplace or for a personal project.

Who is this for?

Practical Data Management is ideal for those beginning to advance from Explorer and into the Practitioner level of the ODI’s Open Data Skills Framework. Finding the right data, and getting it into the correct shape to start using it, is the first essential step towards achieving results.

It is suitable for researchers, government employees, educators, consultants, policy workers, students, artists, analysts and anyone who wants to explore what data can do for them.

What prior knowledge do you need?

The workshop is designed for non-specialists. No previous data or statistical skills are required; however, comfort with using the web and good computer literacy (including basic spreadsheet skills) is essential.

What to bring

A wifi enabled laptop or iPad if you have one.

What we will provide

  • free wi-fi
  • refreshments

Course length

3 hours

Course date

Friday 23 June 2017 from 9.00am for a 9.30am start to 12.30pm at our training facility at TC Beirne Building, 315 Brunswick St, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.

Course cost

$250 + GST

20% discount available for all Foundation Sponsors, Supporters and Members.

About the trainer

Ellen Broad

Ellen is a leading international expert in open data and is an ODI Certified open data trainer. Ellen just returned to Australia from the UK, where she was Head of Policy for the Open Data Institute. While in the UK, Ellen was recruited by then Secretary of State for the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) Elisabeth Truss (now Lord Chancellor and Justice Secretary), as her expert adviser on data. Ellen steered Defra’s #OpenDefra commitment to publishing 8,000 datasets as open data and changing the way Defra’s 22,000 staff worked together. Ellen also designed the open data board game, Datopolis together with ODI CEO Jeni Tennison, which is being played in 19 countries.

About ODI courses
Co-founded by the inventor of the web, Sir Tim Berners-Lee, and leading expert in artificial intelligence, Sir Nigel Shadbolt, the ODI offers courses that are friendly, supportive, fun, and take place in various training facilities within the Australian ODI network. No question is a silly question in our classrooms, and our expert trainers will arm you with all the practical skills you need for applying what you’ve learnt to the real world.

All slides and exercises are made available for anyone to access, use and share under an open licence.

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