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Innovating with Defra data - open meeting (London)
Wed 25 January 2017, 17:30 – 20:30 GMT
Wednesday 25 January 2017
5:30pm - 8:30pm
ODI HQ, 3rd Floor, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE
This is an open meeting to discuss our collaboration with Defra to realise the potential for their open data.
Defra work hard to collate a lot of data (over 13,000 datasets) and have been publishing some of it openly but they are keen to hear from people about their datasets. What data is already available, and what is already being used? What does it power - services, products, change, stories? Is the data any good? Examples of success or failure? What data would you like to see released? Who else needs to be involved? How do we need to collaborate?
This open meeting will run concurrently with open meetings held at ODI Bristol and ODI Leeds, with one collaborative document for everyone to contribute to during the evening.
Discussions from this meeting will go on to shape two further events - a 2-day 'hackathon' style event in February addressing air quality, and a 1-day innovation workshop in March (both held at ODI Leeds). This open meeting is designed to start asking questions, get people engaged, and put things in motion. You don't need any prior knowledge in data, digital, tech, etc, just an interest in what Defra do and what they could potentially do in the future.
If you're a data scientist, a technologist, a maker, a crafter, a story-teller, an activist, an analyst, or just an interested party, you'll be more than welcome. Defra already have some impressive datasets about flooding, water, air quality, and agriculture, and now is the time to find out more and ask for more.
Join us on Wednesday 25 January 2017 from 5:30pm - 8:30pm for a relaxed meeting with ODI HQ and representatives from Defra amongst like-minded folk. There will be plenty of tea/coffee available to keep the cogs turning.
The collaborative Google Doc is available here - you can start adding questions/responses/thoughts to it.
We hope you'll join us, and we look forward to seeing you :)
- ODI HQ