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Unlocking Open Data for Smarter Business and Smarter Communities | St Albans

27 Mar 2015 @ 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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Silicon Abbey, the new network for people in St Albans working or interested in digital, invites you to its first open networking event. 

This free event will introduce the power of Open Data as a resource for community organisations and business, and includes:

  • expert speakers
  • stalls
  • networking
  • refreshments

Business, public services and community organisations are increasingly using the power of the internet and data to target their resources more effectively and create or identify new business opportunities. This is a chance to learn more about this powerful new tool and network with other local digital enthusiasts – whether you’re an avid follower of Twitter or not!

Speakers include:

  • Torsten de Riese, entrepreneur and founder of Silicon Abbey
  • Professor John Crawford of the Rothamsted Institute
  • Dr Julia Glidden, CEO of 21C, consultants to the EU’s Citadel project

Stalls from open data specialists will include:

  • Ordnance Survey
  • Microsoft
  • Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG)
  • Hertfordshire County Council

Silicon Abbey Festival 

Silicon Abbey is committed to creating a network of digital enthusiasts in St Albans, using that network to foster local business and community action. It aims to promote the city as a leading digital location, as well as a beautiful cathedral city. This open networking event is part of the first Silicon Abbey Festival.

How to book a place

To book, click the ‘Apply for a place’ button and fill in your details. If you have any questions or problems, please email localdirect@communities.gsi.gov.uk.

Open Data learning event for business and community organisations

21c Open Data and the Department for Communities and Local Government are running a free practical learning event on using open data to improve your business or community organisation. This event will take place on Saturday 28 March, 2-4pm, at Oaklands College Discovery Centre, Hatfield Road, St Albans.

Find out more and sign up on the event page.

Date: 27 Mar 2015
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Venue: St Albans City and District Council
Address: Civic Centre, St Peters Street, St Albans, AL1 3JE
Organiser: Local Direct

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