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Manchester Hackathon – 16/17 November @MadLab Manchester

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It’s great to see Open Data initiatives taking place in Manchester.

For the first time ever, the City of Manchester invites you to dig underneath its digital skin.FutureEverything, Open Data Manchester and Manchester City Councilare looking for experts and innovators to hack, code, programme and experiment with the city’s sets of open data to build new applications and develop future services.

Utilising the open data sets from DataGM made available by Manchester City Council and public sector partners, participants are welcome to produce anything they wish – develop applications to help people find their way around, stay safe, discover new experiences and everything and anything in between. All data is released under the Open Government Licence.

Taking place at MadLab in the heart of Manchester’s Northern Quarter on Saturday 17th November, the Manchester Hackathon is set to be an intense, productive and exciting collaboration between the brightest minds in software development and data processing. Entries from both teams and individuals are welcome, and there are cash prizes to be won for the best product at the end of the session.

When :

Friday, November 16, 2012 at 6:30 PM – Saturday, November 17, 2012 at 7:00 PM (GMT)

Where :

MadLab

36 – 40 Edge Street
The Northern Quarter
M4 1HN Manchester
United Kingdom

For more details see here:
www.futureeverything.org
| www.opendatamanchester.org.uk | @FuturEverything | #futr |

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A curious case of misplaced context and content

From Evernote:

A curious case of misplaced context and content

Today I received a picture postcard advertising the AIIM Roadshow in UK for 2010.

Now the event takes place in Glasgow, Bolton (Lancashire), Birmingham and London from 14-17 June.

However, the following pictures were associated with each location.  Hmmm do you see why I said Bolton (Lancashire)!
  

The image they’ve used for Bolton is actually  – Bolton Abbey, (near Skipton) in Wharfedale Yorkshire.  Which is some of the most beautiful countryside England has to offer and approximately 55 miles west of the event location.

Somehow I don’t imagine I’ll see quite such gorgeous vistas at the Reebok Stadium, in Bolton Lancs.  No disrespect to the views on Rivington Pike mind.

Of course, this mistake of confusing Bolton Lancs and Bolton Abbey isn’t the last time it will happen.  But perhaps it should serve to remind us, that understanding and placing and content with context is very important.  Perhaps they wished to continue to the waterway theme through each picture?  I would agree that the River Croal may not give the most picturesque images of Bolton!

Rest assured those using the AIIM Roadshow  website will receive the correct directions to the Reebok Stadium, in Bolton Lancs!

[Disclaimer: This post is no way intended to slur the name or work that AIIM do. I firmly believe that they make a highly valuable and effective contribution to the IT industry]

 

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