May’s Black Country Social Media Cafe will be about Open Data – the opening up of large quantities of data by governments and other organisations. The most exciting movement on the web today.
As can be seen in Tim Berners-Lee video below – when the crowd is allowed to get to work on the data, exciting things can happen.
For our Open Data event we will have two speakers:
Hopefully, between them, they will cover not only OpenlyLocal.com and openelectiondata.org, but also share some of their insights into the potential of the other data that is being opened up online.
Also at the May event we will be having a talk from Andrew Burman of www.unltd.org.uk, a charity which supports social entrepreneurs, offering both funding and support.
Thanks to Light House who are providing the venue for the May social media cafe, and to Screen West Midlands who are paying for the coffees:
Tuesday 18th May, 2.30-4.30pm
Seminar Room, Light House Media Centre
Chubb Building, Wolverhampton
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This is a free event, and no tickets are required. Whilst we expect there to be plenty of room, if you are travelling from further afield and want to be guaranteed a seat you can always email firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know you are coming.