Announcing the Data Visualisation Weekend Manchester
Keep the 9th, 10th and 11th April free if you can, we're going to do a weekend of just data visualisations and data art.
Data.gov.uk, BBC Backstage and Manchester Digital Development Agency (MDDA) will be running an 'unconference' focussing on data visualisations. The unconference will team up 100 developers and 100 designers to create diverse and imaginative data visualisations from open data.
The aim of the event is to facilitate an unusual opportunity allowing the diversity of the two traditional job roles to bring together imaginative use of open data sources.
Richard Stirling, Head of Making Public Data Public and data.gov.uk said, "To bring together teams of developers and designers in this way, with each adding to the other's skill set is an exciting proposition. We're extremely interested to see the results, and see what great data re-use will come from the weekend."
By combining the networks, data and experience of the three public bodies, the Data Visualisation Weekend has a vast resource to draw on, making it one of the most exciting and joined up unconferences for 2010.
Interested designers and developers can find out more and apply for an invitation via the DVWM website.