6.30pm – 8.30pm Tuesday 29th April 2014
Greenheys Business Centre
Manchester Science Park
Manchester M15 6JJ
The past few months have been fairly hectic as open data in Manchester is concerned. We have had special focusses on transport, linked data, as well as Code Fellow programmes and competitions.
This month is an open forum and will be an opportunity to find out what projects people are involved with, what opportunities are available and a chance to generally plot, scheme and converse.
We will also be showcasing the results from last month’s GMDSP Coding Challenge
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6.30 – 8.30pm, Monday 24th March 2014
Tech Hub Manchester
77 Dale Sreet
This March’s Open Data Manchester is a special event held in partnership with our friends at FutureEverything. Since September they have been working on the Greater Manchester Data Synchronisation Programme (GMDSP) – a groundbreaking open data initiative that forges links between the code community and local authorities. GMDSP works with the 10 Greater Manchester local authorities to release corresponding datasets as linked open data. This has been done by placing coders (Code Fellows) many from the Open Data Manchester community, in the local authorities to help identify and transform data.
The Data Dive is a chance to see and understand the work being done, talk to the teams releasing the data and more importantly get a heads up regarding the challenges that will be set for the GMDSP Coding Challenge taking place as part of FutureEverything on the weekend of 29th and 30th March.
Sign up for the Data Dive Here
Refreshments will be provided
GMDSP is a partnership between FutureEverything, Connected Digital Economy and Future Cities Catapults working with Manchester City, Salford City and Trafford Metropolitan Borough Councils
Afsniti is a yearly Innovation Competition that takes place at the end of November in Hørsholm Hospital. If you are a creative entrepreneur, artist or innovator or have a really good idea they would like to hear from you. There is a top prize of 100,000 DKR and if you are one of the 20-24 projects chosen you will be invited over to Denmark to take part in the Afsnit I Camp and Festival. Accommodation and food is provided with the possibility of support for travel too.
There was a discussion a while back around Open Data Manchester t-shirts. It was probably after an Open Data Manchester meeting in Common Bar, but in a moment of procrastination I have designed a t-shirt.
It will probably never see the light of day but it would be cool to see if other people can design one too. You never know one day we might get some printed. This is the template T Shirt Blank
It doesn’t matter how bizarre or strange – as long as it isn’t offensive, libellous or irrelevant. Send it to opendatamcr [at] littlestar.tv and I’ll post it up