The DataTank is a RESTful data management system written in PHP5. It is built to become a datahub inside your organisation:
- It can be an adapter for your CSV/XLS/XML/JSON/SQL/… files/system to supply a RESTful interface using generic resources in tdt/core
- It can be a simple webscraper using installed resources
- It can be your way to follow the 5 stars of linked open data using tdt/input
The DataTank’s software is managed by OKFN Belgium, but everyone can plug in by subscribing to the mailing list.
Jan is the main man behind We Open Data, a working group at OKFN Belgium. He currently works as a self-employed engineer in computer science. He can be hired as a consultant for your Open Data needs.
Michiel is a self-employed engineer in computer science, with a passion for application and web development. Born in Belgium, he currently lives in Ghent.
Pieter is an open knowledge enthusiast, researcher and entrepreneur. He is the chair man of the Belgian Open Knowledge Foundation, pursues a PhD at the university of Ghent in Linked Open Data and co-founded FlatTurtle, a start-up which visualises real-time open data on big screens.
Miel is a colleague of Pieter at the University of Ghent and specialist in Semantic Web technologies.
Our User Group is a group of The DataTank enthusiasts who meet every 2 months to decide the next priorities.
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The DataTank started in 2008 as a project by Bart van Loon to open up data from all around the world. In 2010, the Open Knowledge Foundation Belgium took over the name and logo and started working on a PHP version. In 2011, the first version of The DataTank was used for an open transport API: data.iRail.be.
In 2012 the We Open Data working group was founded. This working group is a group of consultants which can be hired for support on The DataTank. Contact email@example.com when interested.