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We may be sticklers for statistics but our real passion is the people and the stories behind the numbers.

From bedroom developers to multi-national, world-leaders in technology and innovation, Leeds is teeming with tallent. Some people are at the bleeding edge of the curve creating the future of service delivery, whilst othErs are just starting out on an Open Data journey working in challenging, complex and political environments to bring a relatively new and unproven innovation to businesses across the city and the UK. Hear some of their experiences or share yours on our blog, and keep an eye out for the latest events, training and networking happening in Leeds.

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What is an Open Data Project? (Part 3)

Written by / on 29th

So what exactly is this data that we’re talking about? What does it mean? Open data is all about people…

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Agile Development Chart

Get your data project going!

Written by / on 8th

Mike Davies shares some thoughts about how organisations might scope and plan an Open Data project…

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Data Data Data

Opening Leeds School of Data

Written by / on 15th

Taking a ‘zero prior knowledge’ start, the aim is to raise understanding and awareness of data through things the students use and connect with every day.

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Dot Line Form

What is an Open Data Project?

Written by / on 8th

Making data ‘open’ is about understanding its story; how it came to exist and what it represents, and then enabling other people to write the next chapter.

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Leeds Data Dashboard

Leeds Dashboard

Written by / on 15th

Launching ‘Leeds Dashboard’, the aim is to make Open Data understandable to all by creating something very visual that helps explain our city.

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Leeds Data Mill on a Macbook screen

150 days down t’mill

Written by / on 6th

A summary of what’s been achieved over the last 150 working days down at Leeds Data Mill – the Open Data Platform for the city…

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Health in Numbers photograph

What happened at Health in Numbers?

Written by / on 4th

Health in Numbers was a free one day event that showcased projects, experiments and the latest thinking on the role of open data in healthcare. The day featured a series of lightning talks, an interview with Tom Riordan, a panel Q&A session, and an interactive workshop.

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Leeds Art Crawl

Can open data encourage civic participation?

Written by / on 24th

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.

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Leeds Civic Hall

Where should I live in Leeds?

Written by / on 20th

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.

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Health in Numbers graphic

Event – Health in Numbers

Written by / on 20th

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.

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Leeds Heatmap

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

Written by / on 3rd

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.

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