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Marcus Belben giving feedback and the Kings Heath and Moseley Open Data Surgery


How easy is it to use open data – Surprisingly so, as Marcus Belben tells us after the Open Data Surgery in Kings Heath last night.

Using free tools to survey community groups and then perhaps combining that with open data. An example from BOSF, part 1


As part of the open data project at the Social Media Surgeries we’ve been working with Birmingham Open Spaces Forum (BOSF) to see if we can find a way of using data to help them in their work. BOSF is a network organisation that aims to bring together all the people in Birmingham with an interest in open spaces – so […]

July’s Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery


The July Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery will be on Thursday July 15. It’s back at the usual venue, the Studio, which is at 7 Cannon Street, off New Street. The postcode is B2 5EP. The surgery will take place at the usual times – from 5.30pm to 7pm – and all voluntary and community […]