Posts Tagged ‘OpenData’

Open Data Manchester

Tuesday, January 10th, 2012

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2012-01-31
End Time: 20:30

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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.

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

2012 will be a landmark year for open data. There will be a number of Government and EU policy decisions will take hold and open data will help dig us all out of the economic mess that we find ourselves in – well that is what a number of people have been saying anyway.

The last Open Data Manchester was fascinating with Paul Gallagher giving an insight as to how the Manchester Evening News uses, collects data. This was particularly relevant to the coverage of the riots during and after. More detail can be found on the Open Data Manchester website.

We will be welcoming Craig Berry – Information Manager at TfGM and Dave Busby – Integrated Systems Manager. Craig has been key in helping TfGM release open data and Dave’s area is multi-modal transportation and realtime systems. They will be on hand to update as to how and when the next releases of data will happen.

There are also a couple of initiatives that will be starting up in Manchester around Open Data and Internet of Things and hopefully we will be able to reveal some details

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

See you there.

Open Data Manchester – POSTPONED

Monday, January 9th, 2012

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2012-02-28
End Time: 20:30

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.

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

2012 will be a landmark year for open data. There will be a number of Government and EU policy decisions will take hold and open data will help dig us all out of the economic mess that we find ourselves in – well that is what a number of people have been saying anyway.

Open Data Manchester

Friday, May 6th, 2011

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2011-05-31
End Time: 20:30

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.

@opendatamcr

The event is an open forum and free, so come on down.

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

We will be feeding back from all the data stuff at FutureEverything and any other Open Data related activity.
If you fancy doing a presentation or if you have anything to add just let us know by posting to the Googlegroup

Open Data in Manchester

Tuesday, May 3rd, 2011

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data in Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2011-06-28
End Time: 20:30

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.

@opendatamcr

The event is an open forum and free, so come on down.

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

Lovely Data Transport Hack Day

Sunday, February 13th, 2011

Lovely Transport Hacking

Title: Lovely Data Transport Hack Day
Location: MadLab
Description: Lovely Data is a series of Open Data hack days sponsored by Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA) and run in partnership with Open Data Manchester, DataGM, FutureEverything and the MadLab. The theme of the very first Lovely Data, taking place on Saturday 9 April 2011, is Transport.
Start Time: 10:30
Date: 2011-04-09
End Time: 17:00
Booking: Free, but please book a place.

Do you have ideas on how to improve public transport and travel information in Manchester?

Are you a developer or designer who wants to build great applications using public transport data?

Do you work in local government and want to know more about Open Data at a practical level?

Do you just want to get your hands on lots of Lovely Data?

Lovely Data is a series of Open Data hack days sponsored by Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA) – part of Manchester City Council – and run in partnership with Open Data ManchesterDataGMFutureEverything and the Manchester Digital Laboratory (MadLab).

Read more about Lovely Data on the lovely blog.

The theme of the very first Lovely Data, taking place on Saturday 9 April 2011, is Transport.

We’d like you to share your ideas, play with public transport data sets, build cool applications that show off your skills, and give feedback on how public data can be improved.

You’ll learn more about the Data GM – the open data catalogue for Greater Manchester – and give feedback on how it can be improved.

You don’t need to be a super geek to get something out of the day (though super geeks are always welcome!). If you’ve got a great idea you can team up with someone who’s got some coding skills.

What you’ll need to bring

Ideas on improving public transport data! They’re always good.

A computer you can create, design and / or code stuff on.

Not a programmer? Bring a computer or mobile anyway and you can help with research on the day or testing the websites and things that people make from your ideas.

Some projectors will be available, but please bring your own VGA adapter if you want connect.

Any questions?

Leave a comment on the Lovely Data blog and Alan Holding at MDDA (that’s me!) will do his best to help.

Teas, coffees and lunch will be provided.

Please note that the MadLab will also be hosting a writer’s group meeting in the afternoon, so please be prepared to move around a bit to accommodate them.

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This event is sponsored by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.