Open Data Manchester CIC presents Pick N Mix: free online tasty treats to power up your data skills

Pick N Mix is a tasty selection of free weekly online workshops run by the ODM community. Each week you’ll be introduced to a tool, resource or skill in a fun, friendly and informative way.

Sessions will be carried out over Zoom, and will be interactive. Whilst the format may vary from week to week, you can expect a mixture of presentation and practical exercises that you can either do during the session supported by the tutor, or in your own time.

Pick N Mix is a free to participate community delight, with all sessions recorded and accompanying materials made openly available.

As each session has a different flavour, it’s worth checking out in advance any skill/knowledge requirements or if it’s recommended to install software in advance.

When & Where

  • Weekly sessions, starting 5th May.
  • Tuesday evening, 18.30-20.30 BST (GMT+1)
  • Online via Zoom.


DateTopicSession lead
5 MayIntroduction to OpenStreetMapSam Milsom, ODMVideo
12 MayIntroduction to QGISSam Langton, MMUVideo
19 MayIntroduction to the UK Data ServiceJulia Kasmire, UKDSRegister
26 MayIntroduction to Web ScrapingDiarmuid McDonnell, UKDSRegister
2 JuneData Analysis with PythonJohn Carney, PyDataMcr/PDFTARegister
9 JuneIntroduction to SQLPeter Smyth, UKDSRegister
16 JuneKey Issues in Re-using DataPatty Doran, UKDSRegister
23 JuneCreating Lava Lamp Plots with RJamie Whyte, ODM/SwirrlRegister

If you have any questions, have a suggestion for a future session or are interested in running one yourself, send us an email.