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April 2013

Bring your own data

April 24, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Cross Keys, 107 Water Ln
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS11 5WD United Kingdom
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It’s time for the second Leeds Data Thing event. Following on from our successful event in February which explored open source mapping, demographics and data visualisation, we thought it was time that we handed the mantle over to you guys. For this event, we’re looking for a selection of ten speakers to bring their own data and talk for a maximum of five minutes on the questions they’d like to ask of it and why they think it’s important. We want to…

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Data in a Day

April 25, 2013

THE BRIGHT IDEA Data In A Day is an opportunity for organisations and individuals to produce content on what data means to them, how they use data, and how they see Big Data changing the community in which they live and work. This content could come in the form of a virtual or physical submission. All content will be curated by Leeds Data Thing to produce a virtual time capsule of Data In A Day. GET INVOLVED Big Data Week…

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Big Data Challenge

April 27, 2013 @ 8:00 am - April 28, 2013 @ 5:00 pm
The Health and Social Care Information Centre, Boar Lane
Leeds, West Yorkshire LS1 6AE United Kingdom
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What’s it all about? As part of Big Data Week, we are organising a Global Big Data Challenge that will take place on the weekend of 27th – 28th April 2013. We’ve got some data and we want people to come and explore it.  We want you to find a story and tell the world, in whichever way you want. You could make: an infographic a web site an app a blog post a data visualisation cartoon an illustration video…

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July 2013

Leeds: The Big Data City

July 3, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
White Cloth Gallery, 26 Aire St
Leeds, Yorkshire LS1 4HT United Kingdom
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What does it take for a city to be renowned globally for its data expertise? Is Leeds in the perfect position to be that city? During Big Data Week 2013, Leeds was the 4th most influential city in the world. We have a burgeoning community of exceptionally knowledgeable and influential data specialists, a creative community who can pose the questions and the analysts who can search for the answers. With two world class universities, leading NHS organisations' HQs, the third largest financial…

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October 2013

How much do you care about what others know about you?

October 23, 2013 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Green Sands Foundry, 99 Water Lane
Leeds, LS11 5QN United Kingdom
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We’re pleased to announce that Leeds Data Thing will be coming back with a bang on the 23rd October 2013 with an event that’ll explore the challenges and opportunities surrounding data privacy. Taking place at 7pm at Green Sands Foundry in Holbeck, Leeds and running in conjunction with Leeds Digital Festival, the evening will raise a host of questions that will make you think about how your personal data is used in a whole new light. Sound a little on the dry side?…

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January 2014

Leeds, Data and Our Future

January 30, 2014 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
The Cross Keys, 107 Water Lane
Leeds, LS11 5WD United Kingdom
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We’re pleased to announce that Leeds Data Thing will be coming back with a bang in 2014, which promises to be an amazing year for data in Leeds. We know of a number of exciting projects which will bring the Leeds data community together to collaborate, innovate and create.  Our first event on the 30th January aims to showcase some of these projects. The event will take place from 7pm at The Cross Keys in Holbeck. Here we'll hear from a…

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