Liverpool Social Media Cafe brings you – the open data one

Open Data poster - Social media cafe LiverpoolA look at the uses of Open Data and the business opportunities it may hold

We’re told that open data has enormous economic potential, from developing new markets to creating services for local government, at this months Social Media Cafe Liverpool we will be meeting those who are currently using open data and look at some of the ways they are using it.

You interested?  Then this months #SMCliv is for you.

Our Speakers

Julian Tait Open Data Manchester
I am a project initiator and creative producer interested in the societal impact of technology and mechanisms that bring about change. My work is split between FutureEverything and Littlestar. Since May 2009 I have been leading the Open Data Cities programme for FutureEverything . The programme sought to bring about a change in the way that public bodies within Greater Manchester share data with themselves and citizens. The project laid the ground work for the Greater Manchester Datastore DataGM and is part of CitySDK, an initiative that seeks to develop common services across European cities. I am also a co-founder of SMC_MCR a monthly event that brings together people who are interested and active in digital technology and social media, Redeye – The Photographer’s Network and Look 07 – The Year of Photography.

Jordy Van Kuijk Connected Liveprool

Zarino Zappia, VP of Product, ScraperWiki
Designer, coder and Internetologist, with a Masters from the Oxford Internet Institute.

Mark Iliffe  –  – “Maps, monitoring and public services for when you’ve really lost it”
Mark Iliffe is a PhD Candidate at the Horizon Institute of the University of Nottingham researching maps, spatial quality and crowdsourcing in developing nations. He is also the project lead for Taarifa, an open source reporting and public services monitoring platform. Currently Taarifa is deployed in Uganda and Zimbabwe, with further projects planned for Tanzania and further afield.

Tax: Free but booking is required

Time: 6pm
Date: 2nd August
Venue: Static Gallery, 23 Roscoe Lane, Liverpool

Do you have something to say about Open Data?
Then we want you to take part, we have a call out for people to talk about other local, national or international Open Data projects  – Shout it out at #SMCl

Eventbrite - Social Media Cafe - Open Data

Download the poster for SMCliv and put it up in your workplace.

Use Twitter? Don’t forget to use the hashtag #smcliv for all your Social Media Cafe tweet and follow @SMCLiv for announcement

Who’s to blame?

Social Media Cafe Liverpool is a grassroots event, meaning it is organised by volunteers who live and work in Liverpool. Attendance will always be free, though we may ask you to register so we have an idea of numbers, and we currently do not received any sponsorship .

If you’d like to help out or hold a session at an upcoming event please email or find us on twitter @SMCLiv

This Social Media Cafe is brought to you by How Why DIY.

This event is supported by 



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