Open Data Camp 6: day one pitches

Welcome to the 6th Open Data Camp, in Aberdeen. It’s a grey morning outside, but the campers are full of coffee and pastries and getting ready to pitch the sessions for day one.

Here’s what was pitched:

  • Is there a data set missing? A public sector ecosystem graph database?
  • There are complex supply chains for some data, so could we discuss mapping data flows, around data protection, providence and ownership?
  • OS Open Zoom Stack – and other geovation stuff from the OS.
  • Data for trustworthy AI – what can we do to make it more trustworthy?
  • Can we do better than spreadsheets?


  • Open Benches: How we built a small data project – and sharing of experiences of small data projects.
  • Food waste – is there a way to reduce food waste via open data?
  • Recruitment – do we need to build something that helps open data friendly people find each other?
  • How can we enable our communities to use data better?
  • Tips and Tricks for resource-constrained sectors – how do you make open data sustainable.

  • Data for Good conference – and engaging charities to use open data better
  • Is machine readable formats worth the effort?
  • A volunteer open data creator chat – why do people do it? Is there money to be made?
  • Starting your data journey. What would you advise a new person to do?
  • Can we do Wardley Mapping for data?
  • The basics of Open Street Map – and “can we map it?” – how to put particular data into Open Street Map.
  • How do we justify our existence – our work and our time? How do we show the benefits?
  • What does good data stewardship look like? Publishing it, maintaining it – those sorts of things? And what public policy would encourage good data stewardship?

  • What’s the purpose of open data? We need to drill down and understand it in terms of systems thinking.
  • What’s a data strategy for?
  • Women, non-binary people and open data – what matters to us?
  • ODI Cardiff has built a welsh version of Open Street Map- can we make it financially sustainable?
  • Open Data Horror Stories – Chatham House rule
  • Open Street Map is notoriously male – there’s maybe 2% female contributors. What things are we missing due to the lack of diversity?
  • Accessing research data – the good, the bad and the ugly.