No open data camp happens without a LOT of help: from the hosts, the sponsors, the camp-makers, the note-takers, and the livebloggers and drawnalists.
But open data camp is valuable and fun – and bids to host the next one are now being taken. If you want us to come to you, then tell us how wonderful your town is, why you would like to have us, and what you can offer. Details on the website!
To read all about ODCamp6, boot up the Twitter hashtag #ODCamp; read the posts on this blog, or read (and even better add to) the session notes on the session grid spreadsheet.
For now, from Aberdeen, in the immortal words of Looney Tunes:
“That’s all folks!”
The government recently published a loneliness strategy, asking how support could be provided for people in “society as it is now”. In other words, in a society in which people travel further for work, but shop online and make use of social media.
How could open data support its aims? What data would be useful, where would we find it, and is just sharing that data enough?
Continue reading Open data to tackle loneliness
Session leader Phil Weir from Flax&Teal said he had decided to pitch the session because his company had been working on a project to report on data sets and issues with them. In the course of doing that, he said, potential users of data said their problem was finding it.
Continue reading Discoverability
A conversation on a big topic:
Bill Roberts (@billroberts): This occurred to me because I have been reading a book called Made by Humans by Ellen Broad. People think that AI is magic, but it is created by algorithms that are written by humans, which means that sometimes it works really well and sometimes it does not. I wanted to discuss how to choose data for particular uses and how to interrogate biases. Also, how data publishers can address some of these issues. AI is second only to blockchain in the hype cycle at the moment. So how do we make sure that we make good choices about something that might have a big effect on people’s lives?
Continue reading Data for trustworthy AI