ODI Leeds

Upcoming events

We host a variety of events throughout the year. Check out all our upcoming events below, on Google Calendar, on Eventbrite, or subscribe.

  • ODILeeds Open Day

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    Location: ODI Leeds - 3rd Floor - Munro House - Duke Street - LS9 8AG Leeds

  • ODI lunchtime lecture: Using, improving, and creating new open data

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    As a special edition for Leeds Digital Festival, we will be hosting and streaming the Lunchtime Lecture for the first time outside of London!

    Tom Forth is the Challenge Team Leader at ODI Leeds. Having started in computational biology, Tom now runs software and data consultancy imactivate, and has a keen interest in solving problems. In particular, he wants to see change brought about in transport, housing, and inequality by using open data.

    Lots of people talk about what open data might achieve. Instead Tom will share what it has achieved, and how we're creating more. You'll hear about:

    Leeds Bins - a hugely-popular app that reminds people to put their bins out, and tells them what and where to recycle. The app is powered by open data that is updated and pushed to Data Mill North automatically every week and we share our user stats back to Data Mill North.

    Open Audience - a service that uses open data to create detailed audience reports from a list of postcodes.

    Mini Car Counter - uses second-hand smartphones to measure traffic flows, creating detailed open data on congestion in cities.

    A Clearer Plan and PDF for Planners - a first look at his newest project which builds on Leeds' decision to release more housing data than any other UK city.

    Location: ODI Leeds - 3rd Floor - Munro House - Duke Street - LS9 8AG Leeds

    Closed for co-working

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  • Algorave

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    As part of Leeds Digital Festival 2017, ODI Leeds is hosting Leeds Algorave curated by Alex McLean, currently artist in residence at ODI HQ.

    "Live coders write computer programs live, while the programs generate their music, but the focus is on people dancing and seriously enjoying themselves." - Dazed & confused

    "Alexandra Cardenas has no decks. Instead, she's working on a laptop. A projection behind shows about 20 lines of code, which she is toying with, stripping some away, modifying the parameters of others. The minimal techno starts piling up, reversing on itself. Complex rhythms emerge, fall away, then come back stronger, energising the crowd. Cárdenas is completely lost in the music. This is an "algorave", where humans dance to algorithms." - Wired Magazine

    "The scene at an algorave is often what you'd expect from any good techno night - a dark room, engaging visuals, a decent, bass-heavy speaker set-up, and lots of people ready to dance...performers at algoraves respond to each other and the audience in real time, often projecting the lines of code onto the walls as they type. lt's coding as improvisation and experiment.." - The Wire magazine

    Location: ODI Leeds - 3rd Floor - Munro House - Duke Street - LS9 8AG Leeds

    Closed for co-working

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  • Live coding workshop

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    Location: ODI Leeds - 3rd Floor - Munro House - Duke Street - LS9 8AG Leeds

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