Lovely Data #2 – Environment, Health and Transport hack day @ FutureEverything 2011, 14 May 2011

Following the first successful transport hack day in April, FutureEverything is running the second in the series of MDDA’s sponsored Lovely Data open data hack days.

This event will be focusing on investigating data and building applications around Environment, Health and also Transport data again so that ideas developed from the first hack day can be continued.

Where and when?

The hack day will be taking place as part of the FutureEverything 2011 festival at 4 Piccadilly Place near Manchester Piccadilly Train Station. Go to the visitor information page on the FutureEverything website for transport links.

The hack day will start around 9.30am and carry on throughout the day until around 6pm.

Who’s it for?

If you are a developer, designer, artist, journalist or just interested what lies beneath the huge datasets that chart Greater Manchester’s health and environment then this is for you.

We’d like you to share your ideas, play with the data, build cool applications that show off your skills, and give feedback on how public data can be improved.

You’ll learn more about Data GM – the open data catalogue for Greater Manchester – and give feedback on how it can be improved.

You don’t need to be a super geek to get something out of the day (though super geeks are always welcome!). If you’ve got a great idea you can team up with someone who’s got some coding skills.

What you’ll need to bring

Ideas and an interest in finding out more!

A computer you can create, design and / or code stuff on.

Not a programmer? Bring a computer or mobile anyway and you can help with research on the day or testing the websites and things that people make from your ideas.

Some projectors will be available, but please bring your own VGA adapter if you want connect.

What we’ll bring

Coffee, connectivity, a cool venue at the heart of the FutureEverything Festival and maybe some pizza.

Register to attend

The event is free to attend, but registering on the Eventbrite the page for the hack day will help us figure out how many people plan to attend.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment below or email Alan Holding at MDDA.

Lovely Data is funded by the Smart-IP project. The Smart-IP project will develop open innovation pilots in Manchester, Ghent, Cologne, Bologna and Oulu around the themes of Smart Environments, Smart Engagement and Smart Mobility. In Manchester we will be developing new services and products around the first two of these themes, and will be engaging with the local developer community and with citizens to ensure they can benefit the widest community. The project is led by Manchester City Council and part-funded by the European Union’s Competitiveness and Innovation Programme.

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