Government Open Data Hack Day (No.1)
Fri 8th (pm) & Sat 9th (all day) JUNE 2012
Would you like to... hack around with Open Government / Free data?
Would you like to... meet some of the local community of developers, data analysts, journalists, designers, public servants & more?
Would you like to... help to produce something beautiful, insightful or meaningful to benefit the community, or your *business?
*Birmingham City Council could potentially buy an application or website service created off the back of open data)
For a quick idea what this is all about listen to this Interview about the event http://audioboo.fm/boos/776215-gavin-brought-on-ukgav-on-birmingham-open-data
(Recorded by TalkAboutLocal.org.uk head William Perrin at #TAL12)
The "unconference" Agenda:
Day1 ~ Fri 8th JUNE 18:15 ~ 20:30 (maybe later if possible)
-- Intro/Speakers, Problems to Solve, Ideas & Networking.
Day2 ~ Sat 9th JUNE 10:30 ~ 20:30
-- Hacking with Open / Free Data all day long to create something (App,Website,Tool,other?) or to find out something nobody knew before (data journalism-esq)
• As discussed on Day 1 the main themes to be worked on will be a Quality of Life Index & associated Visualisations/Mapping.
+ Some sort of framework/schema description for Birmingham City Council's open data platform.
DATA SETS & Platforms:
• Access to Police API secured.
• The Guardian Datastore
• Open Street Map
• Azure Datamarket (if anything is free to use)
• Alpha of Birmingham Open Data Platform
(it will at least be discussed )
...More to come...
...and whatever you good people can bring or find on the day!
Please bring your own laptop/tablet/smartphones & ANY cool programs or datasets you may have. Free strong signal WI-FI is available to all.
• R (programming language)
• Scraper Wiki
• Calculator & your own head...
• ... Everything is welcome!
Sponsorship / Donation:
Please help... :)
Running this event has costs involved which need to be covered and it would be nice to be able to order in some pizzas and beer on the Saturday as well.
So if you would like to help out financial please contact firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com about sponsorship oppertunities which will extend well beyond just this event, or make a simple donation using the form above.