On 9th June WMODF will have an open meeting from 16.00 to 17.00 as part of the Local Government Association transparency roadshow event in Birmingham. Topics for the meeting include

Ian Makgill of Spendnetwork A service which aggregates public spending data so anyone can analyse public spending and tenders.

Teresa Jolley on recent developments in open data for transport and highways .

The recent announcement by regional transport authority Centro of a developer hack weekend 21 and 22 June on  will attract some interest.

Ian and Teresa are speaking earlier in the day at the LGA event. LGA attendees are welcome to join us for the WMODF meeting.

Booking and the agenda for the LGA Birmingham roadshow here.

Making Transparency Work 2014

Regional events to learn and share your knowledge about local open data

This is the second year of our  Making Transparency Work roadshows, intended to inform, demonstrate, share and learn what transparency and open data means and how local authorities, communities and local businesses can benefit and add value to the data by sharing and using it. Open Government is about local authorities opening up their data stores, letting citizens know what they are doing and sharing their data. At the same time, this drives efficiencies within councils and lets community groups and businesses use the data to add value.

Each event will present an overview of current policies, practices ,funding opportunities and the technical aspects of implementing open data. Local authorities will showcase how they have opened up their data with funding support through the Breakthrough programme. Speakers from the user and developer community will explore the opportunities for opening up data, to engage with people and use it in business applications. Afternoon workshops will give opportunities to share local authority experiences and to learn more about the technical aspects of open data.

On 9 June in Birmingham


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