9 July 2019

Programme Chair Helen Lippell previews some of the key sessions she's looking forward to at Boot Camp this year.

The agenda for Taxonomy Boot Camp London covers such a wide range of topics that I thought I’d highlight a few sessions of note on each day ...

We like to cover the core topics of taxonomy management, as well as helping taxonomists make the most of new ideas and technologies. On day one of Boot Camp, Blockchain - cutting through the hype is a session to help information professionals get to grips with blockchain.

Our speakers, Rob Begley and Jon Bushell, and Marc Stephenson and Noeleen Schenk, have the knowledge and experience to help you understand the potential and pitfalls next time blockchain comes up in your organisation. Later, a packed session lets you hear four expert perspectives from the BBC, BA Insight, British Medical Journal and Smartlogic respectively, on using taxonomies and automatic tagging to get your content tagged more accurately and more efficiently. 

On Day Two of Boot Camp Setting up a taxonomy project to succeed has talks from Maura Moran and Matt Johnson, who in their careers have dealt with every kind of reluctant stakeholder you can think of, and have plenty of advice for all of us who need to convince people of the merits of a taxonomy project. Later, join Joyce van Aalten and Patrick Lambe in one of our sessions flagged as Best for Beginners and learn about Improving your core skills as a taxonomist. Joyce introduces the various open source tools currently available to taxonomists, and Patrick has a framework to help taxonomists at any level focus on the right areas for their own career development. 

View Boot Camp's full Agenda here.

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