The Saturday before last, myself and Mike from Data Unlocked were at the Open Data Day event at Birmingham City University (BCU) which was run by Andrew MacKenzie and Pauline Roche of Open Mercia. Here we attempted to establish “An Open Data Store in a Day”. The reason for this was because we wanted to experiment with a community run site that published and linked to open data across multiple organisations.
I did some preparatory work so that we had an instance of Ckan up and running in time for the start at 10am. By the end of the day we have over 50 resources loaded up to the store. This included such datasets as the last 10 years of grants that the BIG Lottery Fund have made in the West Midlands and the Joint Industry Committee for Regional Media Research’s newspaper circulation figures across the region.