Video: Inventor of www on Open Data & Mashups #LinkedData

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Tim Berners-Lee Ted Talk on Open Data & Mashups

At TED2009, Tim Berners-Lee called for “raw data now” — for governments, scientists and institutions to make their data openly available on the web.  He also shares how people have harnessed the power of “open data” to create interesting Mashups.

Data, ” it will be used by other people to do wonderful things in ways they could not of imagined” ~Tim Berners-Lee

A Government data graph comparing U.S & UK

Open Data in the Government

UK Open Data supporting Government 2.0

http://data.gov.uk/

Open Government Data in UK

U.S. Open Data supporting Government 2.0

http://data.gov

Open Data supporting Government 2.0

How can I start creating Mashups with “Open Data”?

All this “open data” is great, but these huge data sets can be intimidating.  Only if there was a way to create something wonderful with this data, like Tim talked about.  Now there is a way!  Presto Cloud – “Community Edition” by JackBe enables you to create wonderful Mashups with “open data” from multiple sources.  This service cost you zero dollars and they have a very engaged community known as the “Mashup Developer Community“.

Presto Cloud

Want to Learn More about Enterprise Mashups?

Looks like the “Enterprise Mashup Summit“has been postponed, but you can check for events of interest on JackBe’s events page.

Enterprise Mashup Summit

I also recommend reading Richard Fahey’s article on http://www.governingpeople.com : Tim Berners-Lee on the year Open Data went worldwide