Data Dive Event at University of York

Data Dive Event logoEveryone with an interest in designing their own games and apps is invited to come along to the University of York’s first ever “Data Dive”!

Run in collaboration with the City of York, this event will have introductory talks and discussion on July 15th, a day of design and coding on the 16th, and a round-up on the 17th, all exploring the creations of games and apps using the large amount of open data York collects, on everything from environmental issues to school attendance. It will also allow for networking with other designers, community groups, industry partners, academics, and more, and be a fun event where everyone will be able to collaborate on game and software design.

Absolutely no technical expertise required!

We look forward to seeing what you all come up with! More information can be found at and people can sign up at

Draft Schedule:

Friday 15th July

1530-1600: Coffee, snacks, networking

1600-1615: Introductory talk from Dr Mark R Johnson and Dr Darren Reed (University of York)

1615-1630: Introductory talk from Ian Cunningham (City of York Council)

1630-1830: Attendees introduce themselves, initial group formation and discussion, project drafts

1830-Late: Dinner

Saturday 16th July

1000-1030: Recap on previous day, welcome to new attendees, introductions for projects formed on Friday, formation/growth of new groups, introduction to Episode project.

1030-1230: First design/coding session

1230-1330: Lunch break

1330-1730: Second design/coding session

1730-1830: Order Pizza

1830-Late: Third design/coding session

Sunday 17th July

1000-1030: Recap on event

1030-1130: Presentations from attendees on their projects

1130-?: Feedback, discussion, reflections, networking