Matt at work at Open Data Camp
Matt at work at Open Data Camp

Open Data Camp 2015

Last weekend, the Events in Progress team headed to Winchester for the inaugural Open Data Camp event.

Held in Hampshire Count Council’s offices in Winchester, the two days made for a challenging – but fascinating – time. Many of the speakers and discussions were quite technical, which pushed us harder to capture the nature of the discussion than we have done in the past. However, the content was just fascinating.

The potential for councils and governmental bodies to open up their data in readable, processable form brings so much potential for improving civic society. We’re a long way from this becoming mainstream – and there’s still plenty of ignorance and confusion around data, as the Freedom of Information horror stories session made clear – but events like this help draw together the people that have a chance of making a genuine difference.

Matt livecapturing a talk on open data tools
Matt livecapturing a talk on open data tools

We captured 12 sessions in total, and double that in total number of drawings done.

Here’s co-organiser Mark Braggins taking receipt of the finished drawings:

Mark Baggins getting his art
Mark Braggins getting his drawnalism

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