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csv,conf,v5 moves online

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csv,conf is a non-profit community conference run by folks who really love data and sharing knowledge. The first two years, organizers established the event’s scope and community in Berlin, Germany. The third and fourth year, the organizers moved the event to Portland, Oregon.  And, starting this year, we hoped to move the event to Washington, DC and host csv,conf,v4 at the University of California Center in the nation’s capital.  However, with the ongoing pandemic, we have moved the conference online.  

Check out the csv,conf,v5 schedule at 

On May 13-14, 2020, the fifth version of csv,conf will be held virtually. Over two days, attendees will have the opportunity to hear about ongoing work, share skills, exchange ideas and kickstart collaborations. You are welcome to attend, but you must register by the end of day on May 12.

Register for csv,conf,v5 at 

What is csv,conf?

Over the past several years, UC3 has worked with partners at The Carpentries, Open Knowledge International, DataCite, rOpenSci, and Code for Science and Society to organize csv,conf (  For those that aren’t familiar with the concept, csv,conf brings diverse groups together to discuss data topics, and features stories about data sharing and data analysis from science, journalism, government, and open source. 

Although a ubiquitous term, the acronym CSV has varied meanings depending on who you ask. In the data space, CSV often translates to comma-separated values – a machine-readable data format used to store tabular data in plain text. To many, the format represents simplicity, interoperability, compactness, hackability, among other things. 

From when it first launched in July 2014 as a conference for data makers everywhere, csv,conf adopted the comma-separated-values format in its branding metaphorically. Needless to say, as a data conference that brings together people from different disciplines and domains, conversations and anecdotes shared at csv,conf are not limited to the CSV file format. 

Check out past conference sessions on our YouTube channel.

Join us online

Make sure to check out the csv,conf,v5 schedule at and register for csv,conf,v5 at 

The UC3 team is excited to be part of the conference committee and happy to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to reach out to us at or to the full committee at

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