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Open Data Manchester + PyDataMCR present DATA HORROR STORIES!

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The Federation

Federation House

2 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 stupidity? Join us and share your Data Horror Stories!

About this Event

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.

Data Horror Stories is a night for sharing YOUR scary data-based tales.

We have a number of 5minute slots available, so 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.

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Schedule:

6.00 Doors, refreshments, etc.

6.30 Event starts.

8.30 Close.

Code of conduct

Everyone is welcome at Open Data Manchester events. Please take a minute to read our code of conduct.

Refreshments

We will provide refreshments - drinks both alcoholic and nonalcoholic, and PyDataMCR with provide the pizza!

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.

Contact Us

If for any reason you need to contact us on the day of the event, you can call us on 07598 429 493.

Any other questions?

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

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Date and Time

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The Federation

Federation House

2 Federation Street

Manchester

M4 4BF

United Kingdom

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