Bringing the innovators to social science data

7 November 2014
Open Data Institute, London

Use open data from the UK Data Service and make an app (or a really cool visualisation). Festival Of Social Science logo

This event, part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science, is for developers, data visualisation designers and other innovative data lovers looking for untapped resources.

Join us for drinks, learn about the free and open data available from the UK Data Service, and access it via our easy-to-use APIs. This event will be held in partnership with AppChallenge, a commercial consortia of open data innovators, and consultants from the Open Data Institute (ODI).

Doing fun stuff with data is exciting. Non-academics can help visualise social science data in creative ways, bringing new perspectives in how to interrogate and present findings. This event will bring traditional social science data to innovators of smart phone technologies. The results could be surprising.

Data-savvy developers will:

  • learn about the portfolio of free and open social data available from the ESRC's flagship resource, the UK Data Service
  • get guidance and advice on APIs and technical challenges from open data consultants
  • meet and collaborate with other open data innovators
  • have a chance to share their views on other sources of traditional social science data that might best benefit from becoming open.

Participants need to register with the UK Data Service for this event. Participants must be from the non-higher education sectors, and bookings will be vetted.

Location room: Open Data Institute, 3rd Floor 65 Clifton Street, London, EC2A 4JE

Time: 15.00-16.30

Please book via the booking link below.

This event is free but places are limited to 30. The event is aimed at data innovators and the development community, and places are on a first come first serve basis.


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