Last Friday, OCSI Chief Exec, Tom Smith ventured into the Big Smoke to run one of ODI’s lunchtime lectures. These are free events, every Friday, where speakers give short talks on the running common theme of “Open Data”.
Tom spoke about our work on the English Indices of Deprivation 2015. We were commissioned by Department for Communities and Local Government to develop the Indices of Deprivation. These crucial datasets are used by government agencies, local government, charities and businesses to target a phenomenal amount of public spending each year. Take a look at our resource site for case studies and examples of how the Indices of Deprivation have been used in the real world.
The talk focuses on going beyond simply publishing open data and the importance of data quality and the value it brings to the end user.
If you missed the talk, have no fear! See below for a few of our favourite tweets from the event and the full recording of the lunchtime lecture.
Office lunch at @ocsi_uk watching @_datasmith giving #ODIFriday lecture on our IMD work & measuring deprivation. pic.twitter.com/s5rbV5tmln
— Scribe (@6loss) October 7, 2016
Interesting question in todays #ODIFridays about the cross over from deprivation and #Flood risk cc @_datasmith ^AS — Data Team EA (@dataenvagency) October 7, 2016
Quote of the day from @_datasmith “There’s no such thing as perfect data, so you can’t wait for that” #ODIFridays
— Katherine Rooney (@krooneyrooney) October 7, 2016
. @_datasmith ‘Administrative data has enormous value, but unlocking that value is about more than just publishing it’ #ODIFridays — Open Data Institute (@ODIHQ) October 7, 2016
#ODIFridays #Leeds Indices of deprivation, @_datasmith showing how “Data” becomes more valuable the more it is connected.
— ODI Leeds (@ODILeeds) October 7, 2016
#odifridays : 3 great lessons from the UK ‘indices of deprivation’ team on going beyond data publishing, end user value and data quality. — Mark Harvey (@markharvey77) October 7, 2016
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