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Open Data Manchester

Monday, March 5th, 2012

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Date: 31-07-2012
Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 20:30

Follow us on Twitter @opendatamcr
Website: www.opendatamanchester.org.uk

Open Data Manchester is a meetup for all people who are interested in making data open for the benefit of citizens, businesses and public bodies alike. The meetings are mix of presentation, conversation and sharing of tips, hacks and data.

The event is an open forum and free.

Open Data in the City

There is a growing body of opinion that open data will be led by cities and towns, as the benefits from efficiencies gained and more intelligent uses of data, coupled with the environment for enhanced engagement and co-production of public service are ones that have greatest impact at a local level. As we are all aware cities can’t do this in isolation. Cities need to learn from each other and more importantly be relevant to the communities they serve by engaging with them in this process.

We are pleased to welcome James Cattell from Digital Birmingham, charged with overseeing the implementation of open data in Birmingham and Andrew MacKenzie from West Midlands Open Data Users Group and most recently the Cabinet Office’s Open Data User Group. Who will speak about Birmingham’s journey towards open data.

You can view the project progress here

[UPDATE]
Jag Goraya from Open Data Sheffield and GIST Foundation is going to let us know about open data happenings from over the Pennines.

As usual we will have news on the latest developments with open data including events and competitions

If you want to get involved with Open Data in Manchester or want to suggest/present something at the meeting, there is an active Googlegroup here