Last night’s event at Fazeley Studios, looking at the many, varied and increasingly important uses of data went very well, thanks to a great turnout and some fantastic talks.
A few blog posts have been popping up:
- Stuart Harrison has written a great round-up of the evening and also put all the #dmapi-tagged tweets from the evening into a Google Docs spreadsheet
- Tom Graham from Jadu has posted a write-up too
- Paul Bradshaw on the Online Journalism Blog – The Guardian kicks off the local data landgrab
- Jamie Garner has rounded up his tweets
- Tom Martin liked the cupcakes
And here’s a Twitter search for #dmapi.
There certainly seems to be an appetite for similar events, hack days and the like. As I said when summing up, keep an eye on Multipack and the Birmingham Social Media Cafe for future events. For a digest of other digital events in the region visit Digital Brum.
Also, the West Midlands Regional Observatory have just announced an excellent looking event called Sharing Information Digitally, taking place at Millennium Point on 7 October. There’s further info on the event see the WMRO blog.
I’m indebted to a number of people who helped the event run as smoothly as it did:
- The speakers – Dave Harte, Michael Brunton-Spall, Matthew Somerville and Paul Bradshaw
- The sponsors – The Guardian, Barefoot Wine and (ongoing supporters of the BSMC) Screen WM
- Kate Manion at Fazeley Studios for providing the excellent surroundings and catering
- Will Perrin (of Talk About Local) for the initial introduction to the Guardian team
Thanks to everyone who attended too.
The Birmingham Social Media Cafe returns to Coffee Lounge on Friday 28 August, 10am to midday. I hope to see you there.