Open Data Ireland training courses - Autumn and Winter 2020

September 1, 2020

After an overwhelming response to their new online Introduction to Open Data training course, UrbanTide is delighted to announce the autumn/winter dates and details for their THREE new ONLINE Open Data Training Courses for all Irish public sector staff!


New courses and dates in 2020 – don’t miss out!


Introduction to Open Data
Develop knowledge and understanding of what open data is and what it means for citizens and the public sector.

Open Data Theory & Best Practice

  • Introductions - Brief intro from our trainers.
  • Background & Policy - What is Open Data and why is it important.
  • Open Data in Ireland - Progress to date and success stories.
  • Open Data benefits - Case studies and examples.

Practical Applications & Next Steps

  • What data could you share? - Quick task to identify which datasets your organisation could share and the potential benefits.
  • Data audit - Introduction and aims of a data audit.
  • Next steps - Overview of all the current courses available, what are the benefits of attending each course.
  • Questions - managed Q&A session.


Online, 2 hours, Free
Wednesday 16th September 2020
Wednesday 4th November 2020


Data Publication & Technical Framework

Develop more practical knowledge about publishing open data in line with the Open Data Technical Framework.

  • Guide for data publishers - outlining the core components of the Open Data Technical Framework.
  • Preparing open data - how to carry out a useful and detailed data audit using the Data Audit Tool.
  • Creating an Open Data Publication Plan - develop a data prioritisation and publication plan.
  • Data licensing & formats - summary and recommendations for your organisation.
  • 1 to 5-star open data - overview and how to get your data into the 3-star format.
  • Data publication - demo of to illustrate the ease of use and how it helps publish data.
  • Data federation - introduction and examples used in Ireland.
  • Lessons learned - summary of the key lessons and take home tasks.
  • Questions - managed Q&A session.


Online, 2 days, 2 hours per day, €80

Wednesday 30th September and Thursday 1st October 2020

Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th November 2020


Data Analytics and Visualisation, Introduction Level

Learn how to work with analytics to create insight and visualisations that engage.

  • Data analytics and visualisation - what is data analytics and visualisation and how to do it.
  • Analytics and visualisation practical tasks - introduction to creating graphs and map-based visualisations.
  • The theory and techniques of data visualisations - summary and recommendations for your organisation.
  • Understanding user engagement - introduction and considering your user needs
  • Data Science - introduction and examples.
  • Product overview - introduction to different products available on the market.
  • Lessons learned - summary of the key lessons and take home tasks.
  • Questions - managed Q&A session.


Online, 2 days, 2 hours per day, €80

Wednesday 7th and Thursday 8th October 2020

Wednesday 2nd and Thursday 3rd December 2020


There is a high level of interest in these courses and places will be allocated on a first come, first served basisFurther information and booking via the Eventbrite links above.

If you have any questions, please get in touch with UrbanTide at