• Geospatial Hackday

    The Guild Coworking Hub

    The council is currently exploring ways to provide better access to data about our local area: maps and other data that can help us understand more about the city and the wider area in which we live, work and do business. To support their project, which is funded by the Open Data Institute, we are running a hack day to use this data to provide the community with better maps and tools to explore the local area. If you are interested in examining or creating maps of the local area, discovering insights that are useful for the community, or building geospatial tools to help others to use this data, then come along! Who is the event for? The event is open to anyone, although numbers will be limited to around 40 people. Our events are informal, social, lively occasions that bring together people from all walks of life and from all around the area, to share skills, creativity and ideas. We’d love for you to join us, whatever your skills or interests. Our events are often attended by software developers, artists, designers and data analysts but we usually have attendees from many varied backgrounds. We’re also very keen to involve local community groups, campaigners and other organisations, who can offer their expertise and insight, or have ideas for how maps & geospatial data could be useful. You don’t have to be a boffin to make a big impact at our events. Agenda Saturday 20th October 2018 at The Guild Co-working Hub 9:30 - Set up & arrive 10:00 - Introduction to the day 10.15 - Brief networking time 10.30 - Hacking begins 13.00 - Lunch available 16.00 - Hacking ends 16.30 - Team presentations 17.30 - Clear up & unwind over drinks Data Sources Bath council have made some new map data available: https://github.com/bathnes-opendata/mapdata The bath hacked Geo data is also available: https://github.com/BathHacked/banes-geographic-data And we have many other datasets (non maps) in the bath hacked data store: https://data.bathhacked.org All of our events are governed by our Code of Conduct (http://bit.ly/2Ndxexz). Please be respectful of each other. If you need assistance to attend this meetup or have any questions please drop us a message. To see an example of what has happened at previous hacks, check out our report of last year's hack: https://www.bathhacked.org/breathe-hack-day/breathe-hack-day-results-and-next-steps/

  • Pre-hackday meetup

    The Guild Coworking Hub

    Ahead of our planned hackday on the 4th May we're holding a short meetup to help share what we've learned from engaging with local businesses and community groups in March and April. Sharing some of the ideas and issues to explore will help us identify how to make the most of the time we have on the hackday. Come along to learn more and find out how you can help.

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  • Geospatial Hackday Community Meetup: Maps for Business

    The Guild Coworking Hub

    In May we are planning to run a geospatial hackday to explore how to create better maps and tools that will help us understand more about living, working in and doing business in Bath & North East Somerset. This is the first of two evening events to gather input from the local community. In this first event we're keen to reach out to local businesses: If you're a business that operates in Bath & North East Somerset then are there maps other other views of our local area that could help you? For example would understanding more about our local demographics, local transport routes, or other information help support your business? We have a number of startups and small businesses in Bath and the South West that create maps, charts and apps that help people to navigate around the city and region. We're also keen to hear more from these businesses. How can B&NES and other local authorities make it easier for you to create innovative products and services? Come along to our evening event to discuss the above topics and give us ideas and suggestions for things to explore at our hackday in May.

  • B&NES Council's Maps Unleashed

    The Guild Coworking Hub

    Bath & North East Somerset Council have lots of maps. Old maps, new maps, big maps, small maps. Some maps have already been released as Open Data and people have made wonderful things with them, but we think we can do more! This meeting is a chance to meet the Council's GIS and IT teams and help the Council describe the maps it has in a way that will be relevant to you as well as talk about priorities for release. Ultimately this is the start of a project to get more of the Council's maps published as Open Data and to help people do interesting things with them. If you're a GIS whizz, or you've only ever looked at Google Maps to find a bus stop, this session is for you. If you're a part of the Open Street Map community we'd also like to hear your views on how Open Street Map could be used more extensively inside and outside the Council. [Photo by Andrew Neel - https://unsplash.com/photos/1-29wyvvLJA]

  • BreATHe Hack Day

    The Guildhall, Bath

    On 20th October 2018, we’re offering a free, one-day event to explore one of the hottest topics in our area – the relationship between traffic and air pollution. We’re hoping you’ll come along to help us find ways to make our area a safer, cleaner and smarter place to live. Bath & North East Somerset Council will be providing us with an exceptionally unique piece of data for the event. And, if that wasn’t enough, they’ll be sponsoring the day and hosting us in the beautiful Bath Guildhall. Find out more about this event on our website (http://bit.ly/2OhQq9L). Who is the event for? The event is open to anyone, although numbers will be limited to around 40 people. Our events are informal, social, lively occasions that bring together people from all walks of life and from all around the area, to share skills, creativity and ideas. We’d love for you to join us, whatever your skills or interests. Our events are often attended by software developers, artists, designers and data analysts but we usually have attendees from many varied backgrounds. We’re also very keen to involve local community groups, campaigners and other organisations, who can offer their expertise and insight. You don’t have to be a boffin to make a big impact at our events. Get involved early We're running a series of meetups in the run-up to this event. We've found this to be very useful in helping everyone get up to speed. 26th September 18:30 to 20:30 - BreATHe Data Dive (http://bit.ly/2NcLjLk) 10th October 18:30 to 20:30 - BreATHe Community Introduction (http://bit.ly/2MrhPV5) 17th October 18:30 to 20:30 - BreATHe Preflight (http://bit.ly/2xaEBuL) Agenda Saturday 20th October 2018 at The Guild Co-working Hub 9:00 - Set up & arrive 9.30 - Introduction to the day 9.45 - Brief networking time 10.00 - Hacking begins 13.00 - Lunch available 16.00 - Hacking ends 16.15 - Team presentations 17.15 - Judging begins 18.00 - Winners and prizes announced 18.30 - Clear up & unwind over drinks Timings and prizes to be confirmed All of our events are governed by our Code of Conduct (http://bit.ly/2Ndxexz). Please be respectful of each other. If you need assistance to attend this meetup or have any questions please drop us a message.

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  • BreATHe Preflight

    The Guild Coworking Hub

    This meetup is the final lead-in session to our BreATHe hack day on 20th October 2018. Please find out more about it on our website (http://bit.ly/2OhQq9L) and sign up on Meetup. This evening is intended to be a preflight Q&A and team building session but it will be fairly general in nature. We'll start the evening with a very brief recap of our previous sessions and some final details about the hack day. This will be a chance to share any issues you've found or any useful, additional data that you've come across. We'll also do our best to give you any help you might need with the data available for the hack day. If you're stuck for an idea, this will be a good chance to run through some of the ideas we generated at our previous "Community Introduction" session. It will also be a good opportunity to talk to other members who have common interests and perhaps form a team with them. If you want just want to come along and try hacking on something, just bring a laptop. Wi-fi will be available. Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide food. So feel free to bring a sandwich and a drink, if you're coming straight from work. All of our events are governed by our Code of Conduct (http://bit.ly/2Ndxexz). Please be respectful of each other. If you need assistance to attend this meetup or have any questions please drop us a message.

  • BreATHe Community Introduction

    The Guild Coworking Hub

    This meetup is our second lead-in session to our BreATHe hack day on 20th October 2018. Please find out more about it on our website (http://bit.ly/2OhQq9L) and sign up on Meetup. This session is for anyone interested in attending the hack day but is also aimed at community groups and non-technical residents, who are interested in the project and would like to be involved. If you're interested in traffic and air pollution in the city, you're welcome to come along. The evening will be split into two parts. We'll start with a short talk by Robin Spalding from Bath & North East Somerset Council. Robin will explain what the Council's BreATHe project is about, some of their priorities in reducing pollution and how we can help them on the hack day. In the second part of the evening, we'd like to hear from you :- - Do you have specific questions about traffic and pollution? - Are you massively enthusiastic about this topic? - Can you contribute some insight into the problems we face? - Do you have an idea for a project but don't know where to start? - Do you have no idea for a project but want some great ideas? - Do you want to attend the hack day but would like find out more or to team up with others? Your input will be extremely valuable in helping us shape what we do in the following 2 weeks and beyond. Please bear in mind that we will be time constrained, so we may need to moderate the session a little to allow everyone to share. Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide food. So feel free to bring a sandwich and a drink, if you're coming straight from work. All of our events are governed by our Code of Conduct (http://bit.ly/2Ndxexz). Please be respectful of each other. If you need assistance to attend this meetup or have any questions please drop us a message.

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  • BreATHe Data Dive

    The Guild Coworking Hub

    This meetup is a lead-in session to our BreATHe hack day on 20th October 2018. Please find out more about it on our website (http://bit.ly/2OhQq9L) and sign up on Meetup. This will be your first chance to find out about data released by Bath & North East Somerset Council, which covers an two week automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) survey carried out in Bath in 2017. The data is also enhanced with anonymous information about vehicles captured in the survey. That's 4 million observations and 400,000 vehicles - a wealth of fascinating insight. At this session, we plan to provide a brief introduction to the data and the hack day - kicking off with a very short talk by Mark. We'd also like to have some technical discussions about what might be achievable with the data & what additional data sources we could combine to enhance its use further e.g. real air quality data & vehicle emission data. We'd also like you to help us wrangle the data and prepare it for analysis in your favourite packages - QGIS, Power BI, PostGIS and others. We'd also like to discuss the most useful and preferred methods for accessing and distributing the data - Bath: Hacked datastore, Github, a public database etc. If this all sounds a bit technical, we'll be explaining and discussing the goals of the BreATHe hack day, in a more accessible way, at a future "Community Introduction" meetup on 10th October. If this all sounds right up your street, then sign up now. Please bring a laptop & a thinking cap. Wi-fi and power will be available. Unfortunately, we won't be able to provide food. So feel free to bring a sandwich and a drink, if you're coming straight from work. All of our events are governed by our Code of Conduct. Please be respectful of each other. If you need assistance to attend this meetup or have any questions please drop us a message.

  • Steering Group

    The West Gate

    With a lot of recent successes to reflect on and some exciting ideas for the future it's a great time to get involved with Bath:Hacked. This meetup is a steering group and will focus on future events and activities. We particularly want to talk to anyone who wants to help get involved in organising events or activies, anyone with ideas about data to open!

  • Creating effective data visualisations

    The Guild Coworking Hub

    Interested in creating effective data visualisations? At this Meetup, local expert Iain Dillingham will talk about what data visualisation is, why we visualise data, and the principles that will help you create effective data visualisations with tools like D3.js, Vega, and Vega-Lite.

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