Open Technologies

How can the blockchain solve digital rights? What are the ways drones are being used in the Hudson Valley? How are 7 counties and 1.3 million residents utilizing open data to create a hub of innovation and opportunities for researchers, governments, businesses and entrepreneurs? These topics and so much more are being explored in exciting talks and discussions on both days of the Conference.

Sessions

Drone Experience Workshop

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 10:30am to 11:30am
Talk
Room 
Classroom 3
Building 
OU Boces

Ever wonder how drone technology is currently being used in the Hudson Valley? How sustainable drone technology is as an industry? What types of businesses are using it? Where to get trained in the use and development of drone technology? Join us for a quick 30-minute talk and 2-hour workshop, and wonder no more. 

Music Data and The Blockchain: A Perfect Marriage?

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 3:30pm to 4:00pm
Talk
Room 
Classroom 2
Session Leaders 

Who owns the rights to this song? This question has always been complicated to answer properly, and in today's digital music economy, answering that question systematically is more imperative than ever to ensure the right creators and copyright owners get paid accurately and quickly. This talk will provide a brief overview of how a blockchain anchored solution and leveraging machine learning techniques can modernize how rights management data can be managed properly, and why this is critical for the growth and sustainability of the creator-driven businesses in media. 

Hudson Valley Regional Data Center - An Information Intermediary to help people find and use information to improve the communities they call home

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 4:30pm to 5:00pm
Talk
Room 
Classroom 2
Building 
OU Boces
Session Leaders 

This talk will be an overview of HV's open data initiative (ODI) and efforts towards the formation of a regional data center to serve the mid-Hudson Valley's 7 counties, 15 cities, 235 municipalities and 1.3 million residents. We'll cover the role of the HV Regional Data Center as an information intermediary, the players associated with HV's open data ecosystem, and the innovation opportunities available for app/dev, analysts and publishing professionals, government officials & NGO leaders, academic researchers, and entrepreneurs. 

Promoting Open Data: A Case Study

Friday, October 11, 2019 - 5:00pm to 5:30pm
Talk
Room 
Classroom 2
Building 
OU Boces
Session Leaders 

What does promoting Open Data look like in practice. We'll examine a large research organization was having trouble getting its researchers to comply with their open data policy. An in-depth process involving focus groups, one-on-one interviews, a technology audit, and review of policies and procedures identified factors that were discouraging compliance with the open data policy. This review led to recommendations for policy and procedure changes that will encourage researchers to follow the policy in the future.

Modern Content Systems Architecture

Saturday, October 12, 2019 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm
Workshop
Room 
Classromm 2
Building 
Kaplan Recreational Center
Session Leaders 

In 2006, Automattic trademarked Wordpress and content management "systems" (which are actually software) are born. They become the web content tool for authoring, layout, presentation. commenting and more. Publications like The Economist build enterpriseperformant websites with Drupal.

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