Meeting this ThursdayWednesday 16th June – Common Bar, Northern Quarter

14 06 2010

Well, the people have spoken, and it has been decided:

We’re meeting from 6.30pm onwards at Common Bar in the Northern Quarter.

If the place is packed, we might move on to somewhere a little quieter but will leave word at the bar if anybody asks for the “Open Data Manchester crowd”. If you don’t know how to spot us, feel free to email me and I’ll send on my mobile number.

Hopefully see a few of you there.
UPDATE: We originally said this was Thursday. We meant Wednesday, sorry!


Reminder: Meet up tonight

27 04 2010

I’m really happy that even though we only left a week for signups to our inaugural event, it looks like a couple of dozen people are ready to get stuck into open data this evening at MDDA, Portland Street. I know some people are only planning to come for the drinks afterwards as the event clashes with a couple of other things going on in town that night, but I’m looking forward to hearing from Julian and Alan about things going on in the city and meeting lots of new faces – it’s the first event in Manchester I’ve been to in a while where I don’t recognise most of the names.

There are still spaces available and a few hours left to signup, so if you want to come along please get your name down ASAP.

Inaugral Open Data Manchester Event Announced

20 04 2010

We thought a good way to get the community rolling would be to hold a regular event here in Manchester.

Our first event in Manchester is going to be on the 27th April (next Tuesday!) from 6pm until 8pm at MDDA on Portland Street. The line-up includes an introduction to the ODM group, an overview of interesting Open Data projects if you’re relatively new to the area and a discussion about Future Everything and their involvement in this area during 2010.

We’ll also be hearing from our hosts at MDDA about the major fibre network project they’ve been championing and perhaps discuss the possible impact for real-time data gathering opportunities around the project area.

Space is limited, and so we’re asking you to register in advance for at least the first event. You can do that at the special EventBrite registration page – it’s free!