Embedding open data in the mainstream education curriculum is a crucial step to raising data literacy, not just to plug the data science skills gap, but to give the next generation the language, confidence and motivation to engage with engaged citizenship.
Author: Jag Goraya
Our new platform that helps organisations develop fundable arts projects for social good has scooped top prize in the Open Data Challenge Series for Heritage & Culture.
A range of environmental, health and other datasets are available via the AQ+ project, which can be used in the AQ+ Challenge.
Join us through March and April for the AQ+ Hack & Play series to make something interesting, informative, insightful or just fun with air quality related open data. Prizes available for best visualisation, most viable product, best policy insight and best personal insight.
Visit the Sheffield Institute of the Arts until 17 March to see our exhibition featuring Air Transformed and Exhausted Sound, artworks commissioned for the Air Quality+ project.
Sheffield City Council has joined forces with social enterprise The Better with Data Society to launch Air Quality+, a project that will open up access to vast amounts of the city’s data that could hold the key to the Sheffield’s environmental, social and economic challenges.
The project is calling for people with an interest in air quality and related issues, such as public health, transport and cycling, to help put the newly opened up data to good use in a series of public co-design workshops.