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Guest Blog: Robert M Chapple – Irish Radiocarbon Date Open Data

Who is this dude? For many people, going from being a field archaeologist, digging up sites across Northern Ireland, to working in data analytics seems like a big jump. In some respects that’s true – there’s a big difference in where I go to work and the way I collect data, but there are many […]

ElectionsNI

ElectionsNI: Assembly Elections #AE17. We’re back!

Well, it doesn’t seem all that long since we were frantically crowdsourcing live elections data for our ElectionsNI project. In fact, it’s only been ten months, but we’re back to another round of elections to the Northern Ireland Assembly. This time round it’ll be every bit as interesting, perhaps more so as people will be looking […]

WaitingTimesPlus

Open Data helps patients reduce waiting times

Patients are able to check how long they might expect to wait at emergency departments across Northern Ireland with Waiting Times +, a new website built by ODI Belfast and the Detail Data project. The information helps patients choose the emergency department where they’re more likely to receive treatment sooner.  This is especially helpful for […]

hack the hub

Hacking the way to a better Northern Ireland

Last weekend, ODI Belfast went along to the first in what will hopefully be an annual event for HackTheHub, a 12 hour hackathon organised by Nigma and Women Who Code Belfast. Attended by over 80 developers and students, the event was themed around Making Northern Ireland Better. Teams were tasked to identify the biggest problems affecting day to day life in Northern Ireland […]

Big, Personal, Open Data

Practical Anonymisation – Masterclass

When? 21 October 2016 – 11:00am to 12:00pm Where? NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB (map) Course requirements This is a hands-on session, so please bring a wi-fi enabled laptop. To register, click here. On the third Friday of every month, Data Fridays at NICVA focuses on a data-related topic to help organisations navigate through the opportunities and responsibilities in […]

Cybersecurity – Risk, Governance and Reputation

When? 23 September 2016 – 11:30am to 13:00pm Where? NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB (map) To register, click here. On the third Friday of every month, Data Fridays at NICVA focuses on a data-related topic to help organisations navigate through the opportunities and responsibilities in the age of digital transformation. In October, ODI Belfast will be running a masterclass […]

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Open Data NI Challenge – #ODNI4EDU

Can you think of an innovative and sustainable way to use Open Data for education and teaching purposes? Teaching maths? Empowering learners? Learning about the environment? OpenDataNI are running their first Open Data Challenge #ODNI4EDU – in conjunction with CCEA, Digital Catapult NI, NI Science Park, Ulster University and ODI Belfast.   The requirements are: the product […]

Big, Personal, Open Data

Anonymisation Explained – ICO Advice Masterclass

A two-hour interactive session on the effective use of anonymisation. When? 24 June 2016 – 10:00am to 12:00pm Where? NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB (map) To register, click here. Anonymisation is the process of turning data into a form which does not identify individuals and where identification is not likely to take place. This […]

Polling Station

How the elections went down #AE16

We were busy over the past weekend creating lots of open data for the ElectionsNI project. With our partners in the Open Government Network NI, we wanted to create an open elections database for Northern Ireland, one that would also be as up to date as possible during the actual count process (stretching over 6-7 May). […]

Data Fridays

Open Data and Big Data – ICO Advice Masterclass

When? 20 May 2016 – 10:00am to 12:00pm Where? NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB Big data is a major topic of discussion across a number of fields including management and marketing, scientific research, national security, government transparency and open data. Both public, private and the voluntary and community sectors are making increasing use of data analytics. The […]