There are just a few days until Hack Winchester! Here’s a bit more info on what’s happening.
What is it
A community hack
When is it
Saturday 8th September, 9am to 6pm
Where is it
Winchester Business School, West Downs Campus, Romsey Rd, Winchester, SO22 5HT. More info
Twitter list ( 21 people have shared Twitter details, of the 53 so far who have registered to attend)
Here are some of the organisations who are going to be represented on the day. Click the image to see an interactive version that links to associated websites.
A few of us met on Thursday evening for some traditional social networking in The Westgate pub. We had some great chats, and it was clear there’s lots of energy to help tackle some of the issues facing people and businesses in Winchester District.
We talked about how to help connect people before and after Saturday’s event, and agree we’d set up a Slack Workspace for informal chat. If you want to join, it is at:
If you know your way around Slack and want to help administer the workspace, please let me know.
|Registration, tea and coffee
|Welcome from Cllr Rob Humby, Winchester City Council
|Introduction, Lucy Knight, hack facilitator
|Review ideas from paper hacking
|There is no set lunch time and food will be available from midday.
|Show and tell – presentations / demos
|Closing comments, Susan Robbins, Corporate Head of Engagement, Winchester City Council
Data sources is a bit of a ‘moving feast’. At the time of writing we’ve identified around 80 which we think are directly relevant to Hack Winchester’s theme and topics. The current list is in a Google Sheet here. There are a few yet to be added.
Some publishers – like the Office for National Statistics, Food Standards Agency, Open Data Communities (MHCLG), and Ordnance Survey publish lots of data, and their sites are well worth exploring.
If you know of any other sources or individual data sets that might be useful for the hack, please leave a comment at the end of this post, ping me an email, or use the contact form. Please email me if you want to be given edit access to the Google Sheet
Theme and Topics
Just a reminder that the overarching theme is:
How can technology and data be used to help tackle issues affecting people and businesses in Winchester?
There are three topics to explore:
That’s all for this post. Many thanks to
- Winchester City Council for instigating Hack Winchester
- University of Winchester for hosting.
- Our sponsors:
- Dan Winchester of GetTheData for being super-helpful