Share your data on the web

At the 4th Annual TMG Sydney Weekend Conference on 9 April 2011 at Penrith, NSW, Australia, which is continuing as I write this, we had a discussion on putting  TMG data on the web. Slides were written as the discussion progressed.

We talked about the reasons for sharing, or not sharing, and how much to share. The slides are available here to view, or you can go to Scribd, a free document publishing and sharing site, and download them directly.



Please send me your data

Today the TMG Sydney User Group had a workshop on ‘What to do when someone asks you to send them information’. I am calling it a workshop because it was more of a discussion than the usual presentation with one person doing all the talking at the front.

Rather than use a whiteboard to record all the ideas that the group came up with I used PowerPoint,and typed in the responses as we went along. I can now publish the slides so that everyone has a record of what we came up with.

Topics of discussion were:

  • What do you ask when you get a request?
  • How do you decide whether to comply?
  • What do you share?
  • What format do you send?
  • How do you ask them for more information?

Here are the slides:

After this discussion we looked at how to extract data or reports on TMG, and I can’t reproduce that here.