16 February, 2015
After a great start last Autumn, the South London Tech Meetup is back! Our next event – Open Data: Experience and Opportunities is 7pm Monday 16 February at the Impact Hub Brixton. We have three fantastic speakers with different perspectives on where the open data debate is at, and some free local beers to lubricate the conversation.
The Open Data Institute
Briony Phillips from the Open Data Institute
Open Data – ODI Slides
Briony Phillips from the Open Data Institute manages the Challenge Series, a ‘series of seven challenge prizes to generate innovative and sustainable open data solutions to social problems.’ ’in a partnership project with Nesta. She will talk about the ODI and challenge series, use of open data in business models and the challenges of working with open data.
Louise Crow and Mark Longair are developers at mySociety, a not for profit organisation who ‘invent and popularise digital tools that enable citizens to exert power over institutions and decision makers.’ They will give an overview of mySociety’s relationship with open data, walk through a case study – FixMyTransport, and then discuss open data now.
The project was about creating an environment that would mash together open data, the community and experts (council snd armchair) to look and review datasets, help put together dashboards, understand what is going on behind the information and make the information work. It is all open source and anyone is welcome to fork it on github.