Citilab and the non-profit organization Iniciativa Open Data Barcelona boost the first public school of open data of the Baix Llobregat. This will become the benchmark space for the dissemination, training and promotion of open data based entrepreneurship.
The launch of the Open Data Lab will be on Thursday, April 6th at 6:30 p.m., with the free workshop “The value of opening data for my organization“, aimed at all citizens; which will also present the main objectives of the initiative, the training offer and the various outreach activities that will take place throughout the year, such as Drinks & Data, meeting points of the community that already work with open data or that he wants to get closer. All the activity of the Open Data Lab will take place at the Citilab facilities.
Within the framework of this program, four-hour modular training will be given, so that specific capsules can be studied according to the interests of the students, or complete the itineraries formed by several modules, which will be accredited by the ODI (Open Data Institute). Residents of Cornellà will receive a 10% discount on the tuition for these training sessions. On the other hand, will open a call to apply for a person in unemployment with programming knowledge, resident in the Metropolitan Area of Barcelona, interested in taking the complete itinerary of development of mobile applications. This grant will cover 80% of the total amount of the course.
Training in reuse of Open Data for the company or for the development of apps
The business itinerary is aimed at the training of professionals in the reuse and application of data in the business world. It includes the Business Professional Open Data and Business Advanced Professional Open Data certificates, each of 16 hours, where concepts such as open data economics, linked data and legal data, public data display and monitoring of social networks are worked on.
The application development itinerary wants to generate local employment opportunities through the creation of data-based apps, since this is one of the most demanded professions not covered in the Barcelona area. This itinerary is blended and consists of three certificates; the first two coinciding with the Business itinerary (32 hours, with 4 hours each week) give students the skills needed to reuse open data for economic activities. The certificate of specialization (80 hours, with 4 face-to-face hours each week and 16 online dedication) will acquire knowledge of programming to professionalize in this emerging area.
Empowering citizens in the use of open data and generating employment at the local level
The starting point of this initiative is the great potential of the use of open data for the improvement of cities and the lives of people, and the need to know how to manage them correctly to make the most of it. The main objective of the Open Data Lab is to empower citizens in the use of open data, promoting knowledge and offering training tools for professional development in this field of tendency. For more information on training and enrollment, write to firstname.lastname@example.org.