The team from Drawnalism will be doing livecapture of many of the sessions through the two days of Open Data Camp.
In essence, we will be taking notes of what’s discussed both in text and visually, and publishing them in short order for your reference. In many sessions, we’ll have two people doing livecapture – an artist, working on large sheets of paper, and a liveblogger, who will be typing furiously on a laptop throughout the session.
You are spoilt for choice when it comes to food and drink in Bristol, the Watershed itself has a delicious menu, and stepping outside there are restaurants and cafes all around the harbourside. Slightly further afield (by “further”, I mean less than 10 minutes walk) there are restaurants, cafes and pubs as you walk up Park Street – the hill up towards Clifton. Walking in the other direction takes you to St Nick’s Market – a covered market with an avenue dedicated to food stalls; again, the way there (Baldwin Street) has many places to choose from too.
With so many to choose from, I’ll single out that are known to have tasty offerings.
Are you already, or keen to improve local highways using open data? Are you developing apps / solutions, but not sure how to pitch them?
At Open Data Camp Bristol 2016, there’s an ideal opportunity to put your their skills to use to assist local authorities improve the condition of our local highways network. Here are some things we need help with:
What open data tools or methods would you recommend to local authorities and contractors?
Identify the key issues for collaboration with open data groups (e.g., Open Streetmap) outside the traditional highways industry
I’m totally new to the unconference scene and have only ever watched from the sidelines, on Twitter. My experiences of academic conferences makes me think there must be something better, and I guess this is it, so thanks to Giuseppe Sollazzo for inviting me.
By way of introduction, I’m an urban studies academic at the University of Sheffield but I spend a good bit of my time doing data analysis and mapping and sharing it with others. I’ve also collaborated on quite a few data journalism projects over the past 5 years, mainly with Simon Rogers at Google (and previously when he was at the Guardian). You can find out more from my Twitter and also on my blog. Most of what I do has some kind of geo or map component, so that’s what I hope I can bring to OD Camp 3 in Bristol.
Open Data Camp 3 is not far away now! We thought this year we’d ask for suggestions in advance for content and features, and one of the ones we liked very much is that we should have some sessions geared towards learning a new tool or skill. We certainly have enough people attending to match up the experts with the curious learners – so we have a cunning plan to make that happen.
What you will see, when you arrive, is an extra section at the Registration desk where we will ask you what you know, or what you’d like to know. We will add wants and offers to a session grid until we think we have enough to organise a series of short workshop sessions. Then we will set up one of the spaces at the venue as a ‘learning corner’ with a table and chairs, maybe a projector and screen, and tell people when each workshop session is about to start.
And that’s it! I’m very much in favour of not complicating it any further than that. Drop me a line if you have any thoughts about what to include, or if you want to request or offer a particular topic.