Monthly Archives: June 2014

Can open data encourage civic participation?

Leeds Art Crawl

In June, independent game developers Wetgenes previewed the alpha version of a game they are developing for the Leeds Data Mill. The game – #LeedsArtCrawl is one of the several experiments we are carrying out at The Data Mill to encourage civic participation using the medium of open data.

Where should I live in Leeds?

Leeds Civic Hall

I was involved in a workshop last week with colleagues who are involved in responding to Freedom of Information (FoI) requests. Changes to the FoI Act now state that if a dataset is requested, we must provide the information in an open and machine readable format to allow re-use.

Event – Health in Numbers

Health in Numbers graphic

Health in Numbers is a FREE one day event that will showcase projects, experiments and the latest thinking on the role of open data in healthcare. This event is hosted by Leeds Data Mill and will feature a series of lightning talks, a panel session and an interactive workshop.

How qualified is Leeds? I decided to create some maps…

Leeds Heatmap

I know very little about Open Data. In fact, until a few months ago I had only a very limited understanding of what exactly was meant by the term – apart from a vague notion that it probably had something to do with things like Wikipedia and Linux. I have a bit of knowledge, if still not a lot, about data analysis, and I know virtually nothing about coding.