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Levelling Up with Open Data

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A project from North England to work in a #radicallyopen way to help us all define, measure, show & illustrate what levelling up means.

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The RSS recently responded to the Treasury Committee inquiry on equal recovery post-pandemic, expressing concern that current data is not up to the job and calling for a rethink of what data the government is collecting.

Open Innovations together with The Royal Statistical Society are leading on a project to explore 'levelling up' from a Northern perspective, by working in the open, inviting discussion and suggestions, and developing a prototype visualisation with open data at its foundation.

We launched this project on the 8th December 2021 with a kick off interactive live event where we showcased talks from speakers including leading economist Andy Haldane.

We would now like to invite you to join us for the second stage of this project; a online collaborative working session on the 19th January 2022 12PM-1PM. Please bring your resources, share work, test things, offer suggestions, etc. We want your contributions to the concept of 'levelling up' and what data you think demonstrates it best. The session will be held on Zoom and chaired by Paul Connell, Founder of Open Innovations & Tom Forth, Head of Data at Open Innovations.

The third stage of the project will be a 'show and tell' on 16th February 2022 12PM-1PM, where the prototype visualisation will be showcased alongside talks about its development, the datasets used and why, and how people can still get involved in making it better.

Tickets are available for both sessions now, please sign up and be ready to bring your contributions and opinions.

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    Where is the link to the Zoom session?

    The sessions are completely 'open' as everyone is welcome to register, but in order to help keep the sessions safe from gate-crashers we do not post the link anywhere online. The only way to get the link to the session is to register via Eventbrite and then we send the details out before the session begins.

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    You've entered your email incorrectly at the time of registration. You will know this has happened because you won't receive the automatic 'you have registered for this event' welcome email. If this is the case, you can contact the team at Open Innovations to manually change your registration info.

    It has simply been buried somewhere in busy inboxes. We can relate. We send out more than one reminder, including one just before the session begins, so please keep an eye on your inbox.

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    We send out at least two reminders , the day before the session, and a reminder on the day 20 minutes before the session begins.

    * Please note by registering for this session you are consenting to the recording and upload of this content to our YouTube channel. Closed captioning will also be enabled; this is to make the discussion accessible to all. If you wish to turn this off, you will need to do so in your personal Zoom account settings.

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Open Innovations (formerly ODI Leeds) is a not for profit, independent, mission-led, radically open organisation. We work in the open with our sponsors, organisations, governments and individuals to use open data to innovate and help people.

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