Monday February 1st, 6.30 – 8.30pm The Manchester Escalator 231 Deansgate Manchester M3 4EN Sign up here If you believe some of the tech press 2016 is the year that the Internet of Things will take over – billions of …

Open Infrastructure Night – Open Data and Open IoT Read more »

Manchester Mapping Politics No, not this map. Image: Manchester, as it appears on Open Street Map. Everyone loves an interactive map – including, it turns out, the nice people at Manchester’s councils. We’ve written before about Greater Manchester Combined Authority’s …

This new tool lets you map Manchester’s new future housing and construction sites Read more »

Posts about Manchester are few are far between on this blog and for good reason – its relationship to tech for transparency in Africa is tangential at best. Yet the annual Open Data Institute (ODI) Summit, which was held last …

Air Quality, Housing and Manchester Read more »

It’s nearly two weeks since the second UK Open Data Camp – the unconference devoted entirely to open data. The first Open Data Camp was held ‘down South’ in Winchester, and this time headed ‘up North’ to Manchester. The hosts – Digital Innovation (part …

A Shed load of ideas – Open Data Camp 2 Read more »

Tuesday 27th October 6.00pm – 8.00pm Spaceport X 1st Floor 24-26 Lever Street Manchester M1 1DZ This month’s Open Data Manchester will be low-key but high impact. 2016 is nearly upon us and we want to develop our programme for next …

October planning meeting Read more »

Back in the spring we hosted Local Open Data: Reaping the Benefits – a day devoted to raising awareness of the good stuff going on with open data at a local level. Now, with Open Data Camp coming to Manchester …

Open Data Innovator Stories Read more »

Over the past week I’ve been lucky enough to meet AppChallenge community members in Manchester and London at our #EULife Meetup series. It was great to meet people who are passionate about open data. I wish we had been able …

Top questions from our Meetups Read more »

6.30pm – 8.30pm, Tuesday 29th September 2015 Greenheys Business Centre Manchester Science Park Pencroft Way Manchester M15 6JJ Map here Sign up on Eventbrite here The third outing in our data visualisation series is a more in depth look at the tools …

Data visualisation series – Getting to grips with data Read more »

The challenge asks entrants to use European Quality of Life open data, provided by Eurofound and the UK Data Service, to develop innovative new apps. Registration is free, with more details available here. Image: Summary: The #EULife App Challenge team will visit local developers in …

#EULife App Challenge introduction – Manchester Read more »

Demographics Britain Liverpool city centre. Image: Open Street Map. In 1999, the Richard Rogers’ landmark Urban Task Force report set the agenda for inner-city densification and brownfield regeneration in the UK. Since then, we’ve seen significant economic and demographic change in the …

The rebirth of Britain’s inner cities, mapped Read more »