Innovating with Defra Open Data – an ODI Bristol open meeting

09 Jan, 17 by Katherine Rooney

ODI Bristol are holding an open meeting at The Watershed on Wednesday 25 January 2017 from 5:30pm – 8:30pm to discuss Defra Open Data. Tickets are limited and must be booked via Eventbrite.

Defra are working with The ODI and the Leeds and Bristol ODI Nodes on a collaboration with the aim of realising the full potential of Defras open data.

Defra work hard to collate a lot of data (over 13,000 datasets) and have been publishing some of it openly but they are keen to hear from people about their datasets. For example:

  • What data is already available, and what is already being used?
  • What does it power – services, products, change, stories?
  • Is the data any good? Examples of success or failure?
  • What data would you like to see released?
  • Who else needs to be involved? How do we need to collaborate?

There will be plenty of tea/coffee available as well as a free buffet dinner.

You do not need to be a data expert to attend this meeting – there will be data experts there, but if you’re a technologist, a maker, a crafter, a story-teller, an activist, an analyst, or just an interested party, you’ll be more than welcome. Defra already have some impressive datasets about flooding, water, air quality, and agriculture, and now is the time to find out more and ask for more.