Posts Tagged ‘OpenData’

Open Data Manchester

Wednesday, February 2nd, 2011

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester

Location: MadLab

Description: Open Data in Manchester

Start Time: 18:30

Date: 2011-03-29

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, so come on down.

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

This month we will have the usual roundup regarding what is going on Open Data wise in Greater Manchester and beyond including feedback from the launch of DataGM. We will also be welcoming iConomical from Amsterdam Who have done a wealth of lovely infographics including Where Does Your Money Go
Other things that may or may not be talked about – Licensing and Open Data’s favourite mapping organisation Ordnance Survey.

Open Data Manchester

Sunday, December 12th, 2010

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2011-01-27
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, so come on down.

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

This month we will have the usual roundup regarding what is going on Open Data wise in Greater Manchester and beyond including feedback from the last DataGM – Greater Manchester Datastore meeting and a presentation by John Garner from GMPTE outlining how they are starting to embrace Open Data. There will also be an announcement of some upcoming hackday events.

Last time some people suggested that it would be good if people could know who was attending so sign up on the Eventbrite here

Open Data Manchester

Friday, November 5th, 2010

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2010-11-30
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, so come on down.

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

From feedback in the Googlegroup topics up for discussion will be:

Licensing and derived data.

Ric Roberts talking about publishing linked data

Talk by Chris Osborne from ITO World and Advisor to the London Data Store

Possible talk by Adrian Thompson who’s developed a great Traffic Cam app (for Sheffield)

News about releases of Data in Greater Manchester and forthcoming initiatives including DataGM a datastore for the Greater Manchester Region

More information nearer the date

Open Data Manchester

Tuesday, September 7th, 2010

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2010-09-28
End Time: 20:30

Open Data and the move towards a transparent culture is gaining momentum. Open Data Manchester supported by FutureEverything’s Open Data Cities project is challenging the closed way that public information is handled and showing by practice and example that opening up data with minimal restriction will bring benefits for people, businesses and public bodies within the region.

The monthly Open Data Manchester meetings are the place to see and influence the progress of this move towards openness. Anyone can pitch up and talk and the whole event is about sharing practice, information and knowledge.

Googlegroup here

Loose agenda:

New datasets and the challenges faced by restrictive derived data licensing.

Apps developed since last meeting

NESTA – Who won?

Drew Hemment, FutureEverything – Designing apps to enhance democracy in Northern Ireland

Other Open Data Initiatives

Scraper Wiki presentation with Aine McGuire and Francis Irving

Any other Open Data Stuff

Open Data Manchester

Wednesday, August 4th, 2010

Open Data Manchester

Title: Open Data Manchester
Location: MadLab
Description: Open Data in Manchester
Start Time: 18:30
Date: 2010-08-24
End Time: 21:00

Manchester is overflowing with developers, designers and people curious about statistical data and information visualisation. They all have ideas about how to use publicly available data from a wide range of sources. Come along and join the Open Data revolution.

Our mission as a group is to:

  • Help developers and designers become more familiar with tools, datasets and other projects around the World
  • Identify datasets of use to local data users and of interest to us generally
  • To provide a catalyst for local authorities in Greater Manchester and the North so that they might make data available for exploration, knowing there are established groups who wish to use it
  • Encourage public bodies to release their data for the benefit of everyone
  • Do cool stuff with large datasets
  • Find out what other people are doing with Open Data

It has been an interesting month for Open Data in Manchester. Last month we saw the release of the GMPTE timetable information and a number of apps have been built off the back of that.

Trafford still continues to release interesting datasets, especially GIS and spending data.

Topics for discussion

What Data has been released and what data we would like.
Manchester City Council Data Sets what can be released
Ben Gibbs talking about what has been done with the Trafford data
Consolidating our web presence. CKAN?
Other stuff.

See you there