I Can't Believe It's Not Data!

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Federation House

Federation Street

Manchester

M4 4BF

United Kingdom

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Do you have a tale of bad stats, strange correlations, malicious intent or plain, downright stupidity?

Toy Story 2’s production famously hit a snag after losing a couple of months worth of work due to an accidental and erroneous command being executed.

In 1999 the Mars Orbiter Climate spacecraft crashed because engineers used computer software which produced output in non-SI units of pound-force seconds (lbf·s) instead of the SI units of newton-seconds


And in 2003, Manchester City Council received a £7,500,000 budget cut due to an error with the census data, which essentially lost 25,000 people.

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Data is a night for sharing YOUR data horror stories.


Similar to Open:Data:Night we'll have a couple of speakers but we also want to hear from YOU. If you have a story or cautionary tale that you’d like to share, drop an email to sam[at]opendatamanchester[.]org[.]uk. There’ll also be some quick-fire slots on the night.


Join us for a night of data-based cautionary tales and share your stories and experiences.

We'll also be introducing shout outs - if you have a project, event or anything of interest that you'd like to let people know about then there'll be an opportunity to stand up and share (or have one of us share for you if you'd prefer!)

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Schedule

6.00 Doors, refreshments, etc.

6.30 Event starts.

7.30 Break and shout outs

8.30 Close.

Refreshments

We will provide refreshments, but we recommend you might want to grab something to eat beforehand. There is a co-op supermarket just round the corner, or a number of small, local cafes and restaurants nearby.

Getting here

Federation is located in the centre of Manchester, on the corner of Balloon Street and Federation Street. It’s about a minute walk from Shudehill tram and bus station, and few minutes from Victoria tram and train station.

Putting the address into your phone or satnav should get you here with no problems.

Parking

Federation has no parking itself, but there are a number of carparks in the immediate area, such as the Manchester Arndale or Printworks NCP.

Accessibility

There is one step from the pavement to the entrance to the building. The door staff will be able to bring out a ramp for you if required. The rest of the building is an accessible venue with a lift to all floors. Please get in touch if you have any other requirements.

Any other questions?

Drop me an email on sam[at]opendatamanchester[.]org[.]uk

Date and Time

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Federation House

Federation Street

Manchester

M4 4BF

United Kingdom

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