Erik Mannens

Dr. Erik Mannens

Ghent University


Erik Mannens received his PhD degree in Computer Science Engineering (2011) at UGent, his Master’s degree in Computer Science (1995) at K.U. Leuven University, and his Master’s degree in Electro-Mechanical Engineering (1992) at KAHO Ghent. Erik is paving the Open Data path in Flanders since 2008. He stood at the cradle of the first Hackatons and is a founding member of the Open Knowledge Foundation. (Belgian Chapter). Since then, he is frequently invited as Open Data evangelist at national and international events. He currently actively participates in W3C’s eGov and Linked Data Platform working groups. Furthermore his team is owner of the Open Source Linked Open Data Publishing frameworks TheDataTank and R&Wbase.

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