Friday lunchtime lecture: Open data on your doorstep - “For the city, by the city”

Friday 26 September 2014, 1:00pm - 1:00pm

The Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

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You bring your lunch, we provide tea & coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

Every day our cities generate increasingly vast amounts of data. What happens when this data from across public, private and the third sector becomes open? Mark Barrett argues that focussing our use of local data so that it is “for the city, by the city” is the path towards unlocking the most value from open data.

Mark Barrett is an open data lead for Leeds, and created Leeds Data Mill – the open data platform for the city – surfacing public, private and 3rd sector information. He also co-founded and co-run Leeds Data Thing – a group set up to explore the benefits of open data across industries within the city.