DATA Play 7

Fri, 18 Aug 2017 to Sat, 19 Aug 2017
09:45am - 16:00pm
Organiser: Plymouth City Council

DATA Play 7 is here and it will be taking place at the Roland Levinsky Building, Plymouth University as part of the Balance-Unbalance conference! 

It is taking place over two days, both days will be covering different things so feel free to come along to one or both of the days, whichever best suits you! :)

This time round is being supported and sponsored by Balance-Unbalance which is an International Conference designed to use art as a catalyst to explore intersections between NATURE, SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY and SOCIETY as we move into an era of both unprecedented ecological threats and transdisciplinary possibilities. It fits great into the DATA Play vibe and we’re really excited about what it will involve.

You don’t need balance-unbalance conference tickets to come to the DATA Play event, but check out the rest of the Conference Here:

Play Time!

Good at coding? - come and code. 
Good at analysis? - come and analyse.
Good at maps? - come and map. 
Good at graphics? - come and draw. 
Good at thinking? - come and think. 
Whatever you’re good at, there’ll be something interesting for you.

Develop your ideas using Council data, create a project and pitch your work... it's free to join in and lunch is provided on both days!

Play as a team, meet people on the day, or experiment on your own - whatever works for you.

The three ideas that have the most potential for the city will be given a budget of £2,000 to take it forward.

What happened at previous events?

DATA Play Day 1 was an experiment to test whether the Council opening up data could help understand the city, better support innovation and new ideas and create opportunities for the Council to work with the local tech community.

DATA Play 2 developed these opportunities further by offering financial rewards for ideas, the support of a panel of experts and leaders in the city and a range of workshops to build skills and great ideas.

DATA Play 3 focused on Communities and the three prizes awarded were for the benefit of communities, using communities based data.

DATA Play 4 took a look at Environmental Challenges and resulted in an amazing response with loads of great ideas, from collecting better information about greenspaces to using Minecraft to engage young people and their families with their environment.

DATA Play 5 focused on Health and Wellbeing challenges which resulted in us funding three projects now in their early stages. It was an amazing turn out with people from multiple sectors coming along and sharing expertise alongside the TedMedX conference which was happening at the same time.

DATA Play 6 focused around Arts & Culture and was probably the most innovative so far, with successful projects ranging from giving a personality to a building, to improving the interactive experience across the activities of Mayflower 400, to allowing members of the public to curate their own displays from our catalogue of artefacts.

The DATA Play community is going from strength to strength, and we hope to see you join in at the next event.

This work is supported by the Department for Communities and Local Government through Delivering Differently in Neighbourhoods funding and Local Planning Reform funding

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