OKFestival 2014 – James Smith of the Open Data Institute – Interview

In this interview, James Smith (@Floppy) talks about one of his Open Data Institute (ODI) software projects: CSVLint. We also reflect on Eric Hysen of Google’s keynote address, discussing the infrastructure of open data and the necessary roles of standards. James also reflects a bit on #okfest14 – listen to his thoughts!

You can also see the institute’s GitHub page at: https://github.com/theodi/ for the rest of their source code.

Alex Fink

Editor & Host at The OKCast
In addition to hosting the OKCast, I am a Ph.D. student in Youth Studies at the University of Minnesota. I study methods of making research to document injustice and resistance available to young people to create social change. My particular focus is on the political economy and ecology of data, including data collection, data use, data access/sharing, data economics, and the ideologies surrounding it.

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