GovCampConnect and Open Data Camp 2017

Some dates for your diary…

There are two exciting dates coming up for those interested in open data, digital transformation, open government, collaborative working, and improving public services. After a successful first year, GovCampConnect is running again on Saturday 2nd September 2017 at Narrow Water Castle in Warrenpoint. GovCampConnect is an unconference (no planned agenda, anyone can pitch an idea to present) Open Data […]

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 […]

Open Data Day 2016 – Belfast

ODI Belfast is delighted to host an unconference style event as part of the International Open Data Day. When? Saturday 5 March 2016, 10am to 12.30pm Where? The Dark Horse, Belfast. For directions – see here. Who is it for? Anyone working with or an interest in open data with any technological capability. What is Open Data Day about? Open Data […]

Evening rush hour traffic in Belfast

A green light to fight the traffic

There are a number of ways that open data can improve commuter journeys across the Northern Ireland road network. Last week, road users in and around Belfast were twice caught in rush-hour traffic chaos as a result collisions closing major roads, causing massive tailbacks across the city. We already know from the available traffic counter data that […]

10 November 2015

Grantfunding and charities – improving impact with open data

Who is it for? Grantfunders, grantseekers, charities, voluntary and community groups, open data practitioners. When 10 November 2015, 2pm – 4pm (Tuesday) Where NICVA, 61 Duncairn Gardens, Belfast, BT15 2GB Booking This is a free event, book here Grantmakers and charities generate large amounts of data through the course of their work, and not just through funding […]


ODI Belfast launch… at CultureTECH Derry

Date: Thursday, Sept 17 Time: 12pm Venue: Holywell Trust, Bishop Street   Explore the world of open data at the CultureTech Festival in Derry with the launch of ODI Belfast, a Northern Ireland-wide Open Data Institute Node. ODI Belfast is a Learning and Networking Node which aims to contribute to the local and regional development of […]

Smart councils

Cities are a wealth of data. From buildings to bins, trees and parks, streets and buses, business and leisure, there is a continuous stream of information being generated in a multitude of places and formats, all within a concentrated area. With 340,000 people living in the new Belfast council area and an urban area of […]

ODI Node Network

A New Open Data Culture in Northern Ireland

Open data is data that anyone can access, use and share. In the past 20 years open data has gained in popularity with citizens proclaiming their right to access data and governments around the world increasing the amount of data that they release as ‘open’. Open data has been referred to as the ‘new raw […]