We may be sticklers for statistics but our real passion is the people and the stories behind the numbers.
From bedroom developers to multi-national, world-leaders in technology and innovation, Leeds is teeming with talent. Some people are at the bleeding edge of the curve creating the future of service delivery, whilst others are just starting out on an Open Data journey working in challenging, complex and political environments to bring a relatively new and unproven innovation to businesses across the city and the UK. Hear some of their experiences or share yours on our blog, and keep an eye out for the latest events, training and networking happening in Leeds.
Leeds City Council has launched an innovative new website which makes it easy for adults to find enjoyable courses in and around their local area - using data uploaded to Data Mill North on a nightly basis!
Today's guest blog is an update regarding our recent Local Government Association sponsored Innovation Lab across the North of England. Lee Emery from Stockport talks about the proposal chosen to be developed further below.
Are you flummoxed by Facebook or terrified by Twitter? Fear not, as help is at hand! Leeds Social Media Surgery helps Leeds-based charities, community organisations and societies to master the mysteries of social media and help raise their profile.
Alois has a keen interest in open data as he believes it can play an important role in creating real social change. He joins from the council’s Business Improvement team where he continues to work as a Project Officer involved in business analysis and change management. Having started with Leeds City Council on its Graduate Development Programme in September 2015, Alois has acquired experience in data analysis and information management. Currently, he juggles between Open Data management, Smart Cities projects and many Kanban User Stories.
Michael is new to the public sector and Open Data worlds, having joined Leeds City Council’s Graduate Development Programme in September 2016. Prior to this, he studied International Relations at the University of Leeds; including spending a year studying in Germany. He will be co-ordinating Smart Cities and Open Data projects for his first 8-month placement at the Council.
Forsyth has worked for the council for over 20 years. The past three have been in Information Governance doing information compliance work. Before that he worked as a Change Manager for Legal Services. Forsyth will be involved in the effort to change the culture within the organisation to a position of information being open by default.