Open Data Manchester

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.

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