Yesterday’s event at Millennium Point looked at the whys and hows of making public data more accessible.
There were also some practical discussions looking at using social media and online tools to improve sharing data and information.
This post rounds up all the main speakers and resources from the event.
Here are the talks by the main speakers.
Michael Cross – Free our Data
…and an interview with Michael after his talk:
Dave Harte – Timely Information to Citizens
…and an interview with Dave after his talk:
Stuart Harrison – Opendata
Stuart Harrison, webmaster of Lichfield District Council, talked about a local authority approach to information sharing and gave us an insight into the opendata initiative in the public sector. Here’s the audio (a small part at the end is missing – apologies, the recorder ran out of memory) and here are the slides:
…and an interview with Stuart after his talk:
Stuart Parker – The digital inclusion agenda
Links and resources
All of the links mentioned at the event are gathered here on delicious.
Many of the videos used in the social media surgeries are on leefeever’s Youtube channel.
You can also replay the liveblog from the day.
The event was busy and we’re very grateful to a number of people who helped to keep things running smoothly – at the venue, on the liveblog and in the workshops (apologies if anyone is missed off).
- Paul Hadley
- Leland Strott
- Jigar Patel
- Simona Serban
- Stephen Croome
- Rochelle Belnavis
- Jennifer Yang
Digital Birmingham kindly provided laptops and Flip cameras for the day.
Thanks to everyone who took part in the social media surgeries by sharing ideas and tools with others, the speakers and everyone who attended too. We hope you enjoyed the day and found it useful.
We have a wealth of information from the event. This is the first in a series of posts that will be added to the blog over the next few days.
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