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02 Apr 2014

RDA Plenary III. BoF WG Big Data Infrastructure session 26/03/2014

BoF WG Big Data Infrastructure BDI

Wo Chang

RDA Plenary 3

Croke Park Conference Centre, Dublin, Ireland

Wednesday 26th March 2014, 15:30 – 17:00


By the time the session on Big Data Infrastructure (BDI) began at 15:30, every seat in the room was filled. As time went on, more and more delegates joined the session to hear Wo Chang and learn about the working group’s activities since the last plenary.

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02 Apr 2014

Experiences from the RDA 3rd Plenary

RDA 3rd Plenary at Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland


Croke Park, Dublin, Ireland, is the principal stadium for Gaelic football. On 26–28 March, 2014, the stadium’s conference center was the stadium for the RDA 3rd Plenary. I headed to the stadium to find out what the RDA Plenarys – and Gaelic football are all about.

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02 Apr 2014

RDA Plenary 3 in Dublin 26-28 March – experiences of a first-timer

As a first-timer on the RDA Plenary, you are not sure exactly what to expect. A lot of people interested in the field of research data? Sure. Many presentations on current trends and challenges? Of course. But what struck me the most during these days in Dublin were the constant, on-going intense discussions which took place literally everywhere. People gathering in small groups in the corridors, outside the conference venue, even in the rest rooms, not just to catch up but to actually talk about issues related to research data.

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