Friday Lunchtime Lectures

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Friday Lunchtime Lectures are for everyone. Held in the Open Data Institute every Friday at lunchtime, topics range from healthcare to making the best choice on universities, all with an open data twist.The lectures do not require any specialist knowledge, and are about communicating the meaning and impact of open data for everyday life.

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Friday Lunchtime Lectures are for everyone. Held in the Open Data Institute every Friday at lunchtime, topics range from healthcare to making the best choice when selecting a university, all with an open data twist. The lectures do not require any specialist knowledge, and are about communicating the meaning and impact of open data for everyday life.
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Date Thumb Title & Description Contributors
10.02.2017

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: How much faith should be have in data?

We often talk about ‘evidence-based decision making’ or becoming ‘data-driven organisations’. But how much faith should we put in data? ODI CEO Jeni Tennison will look at how complex using data in decision making can be, and how, to get the best result...
The Open Data Institute author
3.02.2017

ODI Friday Lunchtime Lecture: The ups and downs of data journalism

With increasing accusations of ‘fake news’, spin and highly influential public relations flying around, data is becoming more widely used in stories to back up their claims with evidence their readers can verify. How has data journalism developed? Wha...
The Open Data Institute author
27.01.2017

ODI Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Can open beneficial data help curb corruption?

Watch a video of the lecture here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=raEEWlwfzUA&index=1&list=PL6DDzoHu1cx1ozmghXXCgzwHF8Ln8Tlv8 Each year, over billions of dollars in illicit funds – the fruits of crime, corruption or tax evasion – pass through ...
The Open Data Institute author
20.01.2017

ODI Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Bringing Ghost Data Back From the Dead

The shape, architecture and deployment of data are subject to much debate. Digital technology has helped us to optimise the utility of data sources for future applications. That said, the digital revolution has also led to the destruction of many pape...
The Open Data Institute author
13.01.2017

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: How can banks keep up with FinTech?

Watch the lecture here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I18oS3vKqm0 Easy and convenient access to financial services is becoming more important as more of us expect to be able to bank with our smartphones. How are traditional banks reacting to consum...
The Open Data Institute author
6.01.2017

Friday lunchtime lecture: Who'll run the law, wo(man) or machine?

Watch the lecture here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tYB0mrwimZM Interpreting the law requires years of study. In any case you need to carefully and objectively analyse the facts and judge them based on legal precedent and principles of justice. Op...
The Open Data Institute author
16.12.2016

Friday Lunchtime Lecture Holiday Special: Algorithmic and Mechanical Music

Watch a video of the performance here https://www.youtube.com/edit?video_id=9XGWx2N7AKM&video_referrer=watch It’s that time of year again, when team ODI welcome special guests for a festive Friday lunchtime lecture. This year, sound artists Davi...
The Open Data Institute author
9.12.2016

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Stuff ours Labs team have built

Watch the lecture here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6vUe-ACaZ8&list=PL6DDzoHu1cx1ozmghXXCgzwHF8Ln8Tlv8 The ODI Labs team work hard to evolve and create state-of-the-art technology tools, standards and techniques to help people work better with...
The Open Data Institute author
6.12.2016

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Creating an open register – what it takes and why

A ‘register’ is an authoritative list of data you can trust. Government keeping and maintaining open registers can help us move beyond relying upon data which is published periodically to operating on data that is trustworthy, standardised and open. Us...
The Open Data Institute author
25.11.2016

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Creating a Web of Cats

Is it possible there aren’t enough cats on the web? In this lecture, ODI’s Peter Wells explains how a bout of lunchtime whimsy led him to create an open data register of UK government cats. He talks about the tools he used to create the register and da...
The Open Data Institute author
18.11.2016

ODI Friday Lunchtime Lecture: PopChange - creating access to UK wide census data

Watch the lecture here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fl95fGey7SM PopChange is developing a new method to perform small area comparisons on Great British Census data from 1971 to 2011. This gives us unprecedented access to explore changes, divisions ...
The Open Data Institute author
11.11.2016

ODI Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Creative and critical use of complex networks

Watch the lecture here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=plMJR4I0uyk When data points are linked to one another, the whole generates more intelligence than the sum of its parts. From the social graph to the knowledge graph, the interest graph to the tra...
The Open Data Institute author
4.11.2016

Friday lunchtime lecture: Using open data to map Greater Manchester

watch the lunchtime lectures https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PL6DDzoHu1cx1ozmghXXCgzwHF8Ln8Tlv8 This lunchtime lecture will provide an overview of how the local authorities in Greater Manchester have used open data to map the city region’s infra...
The Open Data Institute author
29.10.2016

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Responsible data tactics for positive social change

Watch the lecture here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k3nAZCD_fj8 The principles of responsible data are that data and technology can play an important part in effective social change work, but they must be used with care. People’s rights to consent,...
The Open Data Institute author
13.10.2016

ODI Podcast: Food banks, data and social change

ODI Writer / Editor Anna Scott speaks with Andy Hamflett and Simon Raper about how open data can help reduce food poverty. Andy and Simon have worked together to create the UK’s first dynamic visualisation tool for food poverty, by aligning the Trusse...
The Open Data Institute author
10.10.2016

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Creating a billion-pound open dataset

The ‘Indices of Deprivation’ are used by central government, local government, charities and businesses to target a phenomenal amount of public spending each year. They are a valuable resource in ensuring services and funds are targeted towards the mos...
The Open Data Institute author
3.10.2016

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Accessible data on every politician in the world

The EveryPolitician project’s goal is ambitious: to collect, collate and share data on every politician in the world. Up until now, mySociety – the brains behind the project – have focused on national legislatures, but the team is now actively expandi...
The Open Data Institute author
25.09.2016

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Why joined-up data is a political, not technical, challenge

More data is being produced than ever before, and more and more of it is becoming openly available. Open data has great potential to help drive poverty eradication and improve global development outcomes. Data usage, however, remains relatively low. In...
The Open Data Institute author
17.09.2016

Friday Lunchtime Lecture - Antonio Pisano: What is the future of construction?

Why can’t construction be as smart as other industries, like aerospace, renewable energies or IT? Will construction ever evolve, making the most of the opportunity offered by data science and IoT? Or will the sector be disrupted by a giant smart city ...
The Open Data Institute author
10.09.2016

Friday lunchtime lecture: Achieving sustainable development data in Argentina, Cape Town& Kenya

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk. You can watch the lecture here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pRA-SRLaw...
The Open Data Institute author
2.09.2016

Sound Artist Alex McLean on Live coding, algoraves and opening up music algorithms

Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk. Code is all about pattern. Beyond computer programming, this means code ...
The Open Data Institute author
1.07.2016

Friday lunchtime lecture: Why should the arts collide at CERN?

In 2012, the same year that CERN discovered the Higgs boson, another experiment was underway that crossed more than just scientific frontiers: Arts@CERN. Since 2011, when the first Collide residency awards were announced at the Ars Electronica Festiva...
The Open Data Institute author
24.06.2016

The impact of Brexit on UK Data Policy

This Friday lunchtime lecture features an impromptu discussion on the potential impact of the EU Referendum result on UK data policy, and open data more widely.
The Open Data Institute author
17.06.2016

Friday lunchtime lecture: Artist Giles Lane on using Data to stimulate your senses

Humans use multiple senses to navigate their surroundings in day-to-day life. But data is largely confined to the realm of the visual; from the ways the systems that collect it are designed and programmed, to the spreadsheets and databases that analyse...
The Open Data Institute author
9.06.2016

ODI Podcast: Martin Vowels, CEO of Plexus on using data to improve mental wellbeing at work

ODI Writer / Editor Anna Scott speaks with Martin Vowels about his software company Plexus, which creates digital products to empower workplace wellbeing. Plexus has developed a knowledge base pooling diverse data from different platforms to help use...
The Open Data Institute author
3.06.2016

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Martin Vowels introduces Grace, a bot to boost your wellbeing at work

Plexus is a mental wellbeing startup that aims to support people in and out of work. In striving to reflect, review and help empower change in people’s daily lives, Plexus builds on the NHS 5 steps to wellbeing and government reports into digital empo...
The Open Data Institute author
20.05.2016

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Richard Leeming on Opening the Cultural Archives

The cultural sector is one of the UK’s strongest assets. It encompasses world-leading broadcasters and some of the best museums and art galleries globally; their collections contain objects that are as important as anything in any other collection in t...
The Open Data Institute author
13.05.2016

Rupert Simons on a data revolution for international development

If achieved, the 17 Sustainable Development Goals set out by the UN could transform the world by 2030. But how can data help us to achieve these goals? Rupert Simons, Chief Executive of Publish What You Fund – an organisation that campaigns for aid tr...
The Open Data Institute author
12.05.2016

Women in Data Podcast: Lucy Crompton-Reid, CEO Wikimedia UK

ODI Writer / Editor Anna Scott speaks with Lucy Crompton-Reid, CEO of Wikimedia UK, about addressing gender bias and promoting women’s participation in Wikipedia and other knowledge platforms
The Open Data Institute author
6.05.2016

ODI Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Lucy Crompton-Reid on editing our the gender gap

Chief Executive of Wikimedia UK, Lucy Crompton-Reid talks about Wikipedia and other Wikimedia projects in the context of the gender gap, discussing the impact of this on the production and consumption of open knowledge and what the charity is doing to ...
The Open Data Institute author
29.04.2016

ODI Friday Lecture: What Does a good Data Market look like?

Is it time to move beyond shop window displays in open data portals and embrace data market places? What does a good data market place look like? Making data more discoverable, accessible and usable is a goal shared by government, businesses, sectors ...
The Open Data Institute author
22.04.2016

Friday lunchtime lecture: John Griffin on the beauty of quality data

The UK has led the way in publishing vast quantities of open data, but what’s stopping us from making better use of it? The biggest issue we now face is raising quality, not quantity. In this talk we’ll discuss what makes a good, quality dataset, and w...
The Open Data Institute author
21.04.2016

ODI Podcast episode 1: Open elections in Burkina Faso

In the first ODI Podcast, ODI Editor Anna Scott speaks with Malick Tapsoba from the Burkina Faso Open Data Initiative on transparency, how his team used open data to support democracy and lessons for other governments aspiring for open elections
The Open Data Institute author
15.04.2016

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Paul Rissen on using the Web as a Creative Medium

What do the KLF, Alan Moore and Edmund Blackadder have to do with web design? Find out from Paul Rissen, Senior Data Architect at the BBC, with a deep dive into the structure of narrative and how data could unlock a new approach to creative expression...
The Open Data Institute author
29.01.2016

Friday lunchtime lecture: Using open data to chart government: the coalition in 163 charts

The Institute for Government’s Whitehall Monitor aims to chart government – literally. It analyses and visualises numbers from and about government – on everything from staff numbers to public perceptions – to help politicians, civil servants, civil so...
The Open Data Institute author
8.01.2016

Friday lunchtime lecture: Open data and the Government Data Programme

Paul Maltby, Director of Data at the Government Digital Service, outlines the new programme of work to improve the availability, quality and use of government data. As Director of Data, Paul leads teams in the Government Digital Service in the Cabinet...
The Open Data Institute author
18.12.2015

Friday lunchtime lecture: North Pole Inc: can Santa use data to save Christmas?

At North Pole Incorporated, a data revolution is underway to modernise how Christmas gifts get to girls and boys around the world. For hundreds of years, North Pole Inc. and its global network of elvish subsidiaries have been gathering data on what c...
The Open Data Institute author
11.12.2015

Friday lunchtime lecture: does open data need journalism?

“Open data” and “big data” are the current buzzwords, but does the public know what these terms really mean, or are they the preserve of nerds, developers and policy wonks? Jonathan Stoneman has spent the last six months analysing the impact of open da...
The Open Data Institute author
4.12.2015

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: improving banking services by making better sse of open data

In this talk the Open Banking Working Group team discuss their work to improve bank services for consumers, businesses and society by making better use of data from across the spectrum. They have been tasked with delivering a framework for an open API...
The Open Data Institute author
27.11.2015

Friday lunchtime lecture: Improving UK government spending using data science

In February 2015 the UK government launched Contracts Finder, a portal that advertises open government-spending contract opportunities, allowing companies to easily and quickly bid for them. The UK spends £250 billion every year on public spending cont...
The Open Data Institute author
20.11.2015

Friday lunchtime lecture: Unfamiliar topologies

Are physical and data infrastructures distinct? In this talk, Georgina Voss and Wesley Goatley present and discuss their infrastructure data artwork “Familiars”, which directly intercepted logistical radio signals broadcast by planes, ships, and trains...
The Open Data Institute author
16.10.2015

Friday lunchtime lecture: Landscape Watch Hampshire – crowdsourcing landscape change

Landscape Watch Hampshire is a new community project to characterise the county’s landscape in 2005 and 2013 by analysing aerial photos, held as open data by Hampshire County Council, and thereby identify the changes that have taken place over a period...
The Open Data Institute author
9.10.2015

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Open wide: how Freedom of Information and open data can work together

Both the Freedom of Information (FOI) and open data schemes are well established but they don’t always work together to achieve a common aim of making information more accessible. Matt Burgess will examine how FOI and open data can be combined to enha...
The Open Data Institute author
25.09.2015

Friday lunchtime lecture: The Open Government Partnership: how far have we come?

2013 was a big year for open data. G8 leaders signed the Open Data Charter and the UK Government made a series 21 commitments in a National Action Plan for open government. It pledged to release more local open data, manage digital records better and d...
The Open Data Institute author
21.09.2015

Friday lunchtime lecture: What’s ‘api’ning in your local area? Revealing places with open data

There’s lots of open data on local areas about, but it’s in hundreds of datasets in hundreds of places and hundreds of formats. So where should you begin? The Local Government Association (LGA) has developed LG Inform, an online data service to bring ...
The Open Data Institute author
10.07.2015

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Open data is more than just putting it out there!

As the growth in Open Data published by government continues to accelerate, the need to underpin this with high quality and maintained geospatial data has never been greater. In Great Britain, open geospatial data has been ubiquitously available from O...
The Open Data Institute author
3.07.2015

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: The Environment Agency's open data journey

In May 2014 the Environment Agency publicly committed to becoming an Open Data organisation. This talk describes the journey that the organisation has been on so far and will look to where this journey may lead. Michael Rose has worked with Government...
The Open Data Institute author
1.07.2015

Friday Lunchtime Lecture: Ubiquitous Commons - Defining how your data is used

Ubiquitous Commons is a philosophical and technological toolkit enabling citizens, institutions, organizations, enterprises, researchers and other stakeholders to become actively engaged in defining how the data and information they produce (through th...
The Open Data Institute author
22.05.2015

Friday lunchtime lecture: Data for Democracy

Democracy Club is a group of volunteers that aims to increase the quantity, quality and accessibility of information on election candidates, politicians and democratic processes through digital tools, microvolunteering and collaboration with like-minde...
The Open Data Institute author
14.05.2015

Friday lunchtime lecture: Rethinking open government data

Ben Unsworth, Data Solutions Engineer at Socrata, explained how immersive user experience and machine learning can help governments engage users and drive better understanding from open data. Our videos: bit.ly/odi_vimeo Our photos: bit.ly/odi_flickr ...
The Open Data Institute author