Thursday 7 February 2013, Queen’s Tower Rooms, Imperial College London
DCE co-host ‘teacamp’ event on Open Data and Smart Cities
So, what is ‘teacamp‘?
Teacamp is an established series of informal, free, discussion events hosted via the Government Digital Service (GDS, Cabinet Office).
“Teacamps are informal gatherings for digital people who work in and around government and also outside of government. They are usually two hours long including a slot for a speaker and chatting over a cup of tea, hence the name ‘teacamp’…”
What made this teacamp special?
The February teacamp, hosted at Imperial’s South Kensington campus, was planned to coincide with the launch of the Urban Prototyping London 2013 festival, and to focus the discussions on to big and open data.
Around seventy people from a range of disciplines and professions came along to interact with the panellists during this one-off event, organised by teacamp founder (Jane O’Loughlin, @teacampLondon) and DCE’s Dr Cathy Mulligan (@API_Economics, DCE Research Fellow) and Claire Thorne (@clairethorne, DCE Programme Coordinator).
(After some last minute tweaks!!) The panel consisted of:
- Richard Foulsham (@DELaboratory) – Programme Coordinator – IOP and Digital, Digital Economy Lab, Imperial College London
- Dr Jenny O’Connor (@Jenny0C) – DCE Research Associate exploring citizen engagement, technology development and adoption, data ownership, and the human aspects of privacy and security in relation to various categories of use.
- Dr Koen van Dam (@Koen_van_dam) – DCE Research Associate, developing an agent-based model of city systems based on spatial and temporal data from multiple sectors.
- Dr David Boyle – DCE Research Fellow investigating city data-streams and the sensing landscape.
- James Smith (@floppy) – A developer at the UK Open Data Institute and lead organiser for @cleanwebuk