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Friday lunchtime lecture: Making open data happen in local government
Fri 31 March 2017, 13:00 – 14:00 BST
Friday lunchtime lectures at the Open Data Institute. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.
Open data can help local governments engage more with communities, improve public services and create opportunities for innovation. But how do they get started?
In this lecture, Lucy Knight will share how her team at Devon County Council got to grips with open data through training, trying cheap tools and making critical friends. Lucy will explain how they created an environment where good data is valued as a resource and the goal is to make it as useful as possible with a 'fail fast, fail cheaply' attitude and rapid prototyping. Along with some of DCC's open data projects, Lucy will share some of the cultural and technical challenges they have met, and how they're overcoming them.
About the speakers
Lucy Knight is Data Lead for Devon County Council, co-founder of ODI Devon, and an ODI Training Associate.