Posts Tagged ‘Open Data’

Open Data Manchester

Monday, March 5th, 2012
Open Data Manchester

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Date: 30-04-2013
Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 20:30

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

Open Data Manchester

Friday, February 24th, 2012

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2012-03-27
End Time: 20:30

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

Manchester City Council are planning to run a hackahon this summer but before they set any dates they’d be interested to hear from the developer community to find if there were any particular data sets we would like to get your hands on. Someone from Manchester City Council will be at the meeting to get feedback and hopefully we can help shape the event so it is a success.

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

Open Data Manchester is an open forum, so if you have anything that you would like to talk about or present, relating to open data please get in touch, by emailing julian [at] littlestar.tv

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

Wednesday, February 15th, 2012

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Date: 29-05-2012
Start Time: 18:30
End Time: 20:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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.

Trams, Trains and Buses

This month we have a bit of a transport theme going on.

Dave Busby (Integrated Transport Systems Manager ) and Craig Berry (Information Manager) from TfGM will be providing an update on the release of transport datasets including real-time. So we hope to see some updates on the Trams, CentreLine and Road Traffic Collisions.

Also we have Nathan Day from Rockshore who is working on the National Rail Data Feeds service which is currently in beta and due for public launch at the end of June. The data available includes Train Movements, Train Describers, RTPPM, VSTP, TSR, Timetable.
Nathan will give an overview of the data, the API and what it all means.

And if that wasn’t enough Traveline’s Nextbuses API has just been made public.

Don’t forget that there is a Government Open Standards consultation taking place before our event Open Standards Consultation

 

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

Young Rewired State 2011 is nearly here… 4 ways you can help!

Friday, July 22nd, 2011

Blimey, a year has flown by.  Last year, a 10-strong team of young coders, developers and designers took over MadLab as part of the Young Rewired State initiative.  This year, we will be there again – 1st – 5th August.

If you hadn’t heard, then YRS is:

…a week long hack event (1-5 August 2011) where young and aspiring web developers across the country build their own web apps, visualisations and projects using government data, mentored by great companies with visits from rockstar geeks.

Whizzkids from YRS 2010!

Whizzkids from YRS 2010!

There are 12 YRS centres across the country this year – in 2010 we were one of four.  On the Friday, the team will travel down to London to meet the other and show and tell.  Last year, the “whizzkids” came away with prizes and kudos – no doubt this year will be the same…

We’d love the MadLab community to support emerging talent, so we’ve four calls to action:

1 – Tell a Young Person!

If you know someone under 18, who might be interested to take part, then point them to the YRS website to sign up.  With 12 centres, it could be there is a base closer to home, but we’d also welcome more participants at MadLab

2 – Open Up Some Data

YRS is all about building on open data.  We’ve data.gov.uk, but also the wonderful DataGM project.  If you’ve got a dataset, and no-one else can use it, then you know where to find us – hire the YRS team (OK, so I fudged that a bit too far)!

3 – Become a Mentor

MadLab is full of “rockstar geeks” - can you spare an hour/morning/afternoon/week mentor the YRS’ers?  It could just be you can help turn a developing app into a great app…

4 – Feed the Kids!

We really need pizza.  Al donations gratefully received.  In return, I understand there will be HTML 5 spinning pizza wheels.

YRS is a great initiative – and for the third year running Manchester is a major contributor.  Drop us a line on @youngrewired, or via @stevieflow if you can help in anyway… and follow #yrs2011