Friday lunchtime lecture: Using, improving, and creating new open data

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Fri Apr 28, 2017 13:00
Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

Tom Forth will share what it has achieved, and how ODI Leeds is creating more

Friday 28 April 2017, 1:00pm – 1:00pm

ODI Leeds, 3rd Floor, Munro House, Duke Street, Leeds, LS9 8AG

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.

This week’s ODI Fridays lunchtime lecture will take place in ODI Leeds’ offices. If you’re not based in or near Leeds, there will be a live stream available of the lecture (which we’ll link to from this page) and we’ll be running a live stream from ODI HQ in London.

Lots of people talk about what open data might achieve. In this ODI Fridays, Tom Forth will share what it has achieved, and how ODI Leeds is creating more. You’ll hear about:

Leeds Bins – a hugely-popular app that reminds people to put their bins out, and tells them what and where to recycle. The app is powered by open data that is updated and pushed to Data Mill North automatically every week and we share our user stats back to Data Mill North.

Open Audience – a service that uses open data to create detailed audience reports from a list of postcodes.

Mini Car Counter – uses second-hand smartphones to measure traffic flows, creating detailed open data on congestion in cities.

A Clearer Plan and PDF for Planners – a first look at our newest project which builds on Leeds’ decision to release more housing data than any other UK city.

Book your free place at ODI Leeds now

About the speaker

Tom Forth leads the Data Challenge Team at ODILeeds. He also runs imactivate, a software company in Leeds.

Live feed

We will be live streaming the talk on this page from 1pm on Friday 28 April.

Watch at ODI HQ in London

Join us at ODI HQ in Shoreditch to watch the live feed over a coffee from 1pm. Free entry.