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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

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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

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

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

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 Hackday

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Open Data HackDay Manchester

Title: Open Data Hackday
Location: MadLab
Description: It is the second International Open Data Hack Day – Where the international open data community comes together to extract, reconfigure, mash up, and create interesting and beautiful things from open and not so open data.
Start Time: 11:00
Date: 2011-12-03
End Time: 17:00
Register: here




What is this thing called Open Data?

Open Data is data that is available without restriction for you to create interesting, valuable and new applications, interpretations and stories from. In most cases this is public data – data that has been created on our behalf by local authorities, government, police, transport etc. It can enable you to understand why things don’t work so well in you neighbourhood, allow you to create a cool application that will find the best and safest place to park, or the quickest and least expensive way to travel.

Who is it for

If you have an idea for using open data, want to find an interesting project to contribute towards, or simply want to see what’s happening, then definitely check it out. No matter your skillset or interests, there will be plenty of opportunities for you to learn and contribute.

So if you are a developer, hacker, journalist, artist, DJ, activist, allotment enthusiast, bus driver we would love to see you. The more people there, the better it gets.

Additional Info

If you have an idea that you want to discuss prior to the event, log on to the Open Data ManchesterGoogle Group

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The next Open Data Manchester meeting is on Tuesday 29th November 6.30 – 8.30 at MadLab. All welcome.