Posts Tagged ‘ODM’

Open Data Manchester

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013
Open Data Manchester

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Date: 24-09-2013
Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 21:00
Booking: Register your interest here (free meeting)







Open Environmental Data Special

There has been a lot of emphasis in the open data movement on access to data that shines a light on the workings of government or allows the creation of mobility applications. Data that gives us insight into the environment in which we live, work and play tends to be little used yet offers huge potential in enabling people to understand and act on local environmental issues.

The Freedom of Information Act giving people the right to data that public bodies hold is well known but there is little understanding of legislation that gives people the right to access environmental data. The Environmental Information Regulations give people the power to ask for data on a host of environmental issues, yet unlike their FOIA cousins are under-utilised. Is it that EIR is too complex and little understood or is it that the data that is held is incomplete or difficult to use?

In mitigation of this there is a growing army of people who are taking matters into their own hands be exploring, mapping and creating environmental data that is more relevant to their communities. Low cost ‘easy to use’ sensors can be deployed , networked, fitted to smart phones and the data aggregated to provide a more comprehensive picture of our environment.

This months Open Data Manchester is a chance to look at some of the initiatives that have been taking place recently. It will be an opportunity to discuss why we need access to environmental data and how people can come together to map their own communities.

Open Data Manchester

Wednesday, February 13th, 2013

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Date: 26-02-2013
Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 20:30
Booking Free, but please use our eventbrite

 

 

 

 

 

 

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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.

We’re joined this month by Stuart Harrison from The Open Data Institute.  Come along to find out more about the activities and priorities of The ODI, and to also meet one of the leading lights of the open data world….

 

Also under discussion

- Open data and allotments

- National Hack the Government Day at MadLab

- and much much more….

If you want to get more involved with Open Data in Manchester there is an active Googlegroup here

Other Open Data related news. If you fancy doing a presentation or if you have anything to add just let us know by posting to the Googlegroup

Open Data Manchester

Monday, January 14th, 2013
Open Data Manchester

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Date: 26-03-2013
Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 20:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

The next Open Data Manchester is a special event tying in with FutureEverything taking place from the 19th – 24th March.

An Open Data Future is an open debate that aims to look under the hood of the open data movement.

Over the past few years open government data has evolved from a niche concern to one that has been embraced by national government, European Commission and other states and organisations around the globe.

It has been advocated that Open Government Data will expose the inner workings of state institutions and thus enable an environment for greater understanding, accountability and efficiency.

The release of open government data has also been seen as an opportunity to add value to national economies through the creation of new services, new intelligence and a more networked economy through the free flow of data.

But ultimately what are the drivers behind this movement, who are the winners and losers and what should a society based upon open practices look like?

Panelists
Jo Bates – Academic at University of Sheffield
http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/is/staff/bates
Tim Davies – Researcher and Activist http://www.timdavies.org.uk/about/
Javier Ruiz – Campaigner for the Open Rights Group
http://www.openrightsgroup.org/people/staff
Tom Slee – Canadian writer and commentator, author http://www.tomslee.net/

Chaired by Yuwei Lin.

This event is free but likely to reach capacity so registering here http://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/5663497674 is essential

Open Data Manchester

Tuesday, August 14th, 2012

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Date: 27-11-2012
Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 20:30
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The next Open Data Manchester should be a good one. Hot off the back of the Manchester Hackathon we will be showcasing some of the things developed by some of the participants and having a bit of a debrief. Overall the feedback has been really positive but it would be good to see what could be improved.

As part of the Hackathon there were a number of datasets released by Salford, Trafford and most impressively by Manchester City Council. Some of the data released is a first for a local authority and some of it is quite contentious so worth a look.

Open Data Manchester will be hosting a delegation from Brazil who are on a technical visit to the UK to find out more about the open data, transparency and accountability, and Freedom of Information.

See you there

Open Data Manchester

Sunday, July 8th, 2012

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Date: 29-01-2013
Start Time: 18:30
End Time:20:30
Booking: Sign up here

 

 

 

 

 

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.

It’s 2013 and hopefully everyone is rested after the Christmas break. 2013 looks like it is going to be an interesting year as far as open data in Manchester is concerned with a number of initiatives including the FutureEverything Summit of Ideas and Digital Invention – happening in March.

Topics to be covered will include ‘The Business of Open Data’ workshop happening on the 19th and 20th March and more significantly Routes to the Future – Transport Innovation Challenge for Greater Manchester happening 22nd -24th March. Will there at last be a release of realtime data from TfGM? – All will be revealed at the meeting.

If you have anything that you want to discuss, showcase or point out at the meeting – just let us know.