WMODF top 10 tips – current draft

TOP 10 TIPS for exploiting OPEN DATA For Public Service Leaders – Councillors and Strategic Managers Principles: Public data to be open where not personal or commercially sensitive – don’t stop with the legally required minimums. Establish clear, long-term...

Creating a Business Case for Open Data

BIRMINGHAM SMART CITY, OPEN DATA & INFORMATION MARKET PLACES (https://birminghamsmartcity.wordpress.com/) CREATING A BUSINESS CASE FOR OPEN DATA JANUARY 26, 2015 by HEIKE SCHUSTER-JAMES , DIGITAL BIRMINGHAM Digital Birmingham is part of a group of local councils...

Open Data Forum updates

Open Mercia and the West Midlands Open Data Forum held a workshop in May to bring together data holders and potential open data users to talk about new projects and funding opportunities. Sam Roberts from Cabinet Office Transparency Team gave a briefing on the Release...

West Midlands Data Store Live

BY TERESA JOLLEY · MARCH 16, 2014 Thanks to some volunteers and Open Mercia, RnR and Data Unlocked, the West Midlands now has a Data Store.  Next question: what should we do with it? Having joined the West Midlands Open Data Forum in November 2013, I realise how...

Birmingham Smart City roadmap

The Birmingham Smart City Roadmap was published on 3rd March. WMODF members commented on the draft open data provisions.  You can comment through the consultation website ACTION C1: BIRMINGHAM CITY COUNCIL OPEN DATA PORTAL Following the sign off of BCC’s Open Data...

Introducing West Midlands Open Data Forum

Introducing West Midlands Open Data Forum.  Notes from a talk by Andrew Mackenzie ——— I was at a tech event recently waiting in line for coffee, talking to a guy. He said ‘what do you do?’ I pointed to my badge. The badge said: West...