ODI Leeds

Transport for the North innovation day

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

Date: -

Collaborating with Transport for the North, we are working with them to help define an open transport data strategy for their ambitious plan that will make it easier for passengers to find out about and travel seamlessly using their preferred payment method, confident that they have paid the cheapest possible on the day fare for their journey. Similar to travelling on the London transport system using contactless bank cards or a pre paid Oyster card but across The North.

This #TravelHack workshop is designed to:

work towards understanding the main challenges that communities and actors in the transport domain are facing

identify and discuss customer trends and requirements of customer information

identify and publish datasets

We invite anyone with an interest in connected and smart transport systems - you have ideas, we want to hear them. Innovation days like these usually involve people from various backgrounds working together on mock-ups. These can range from post-its on poster paper right up to a working app. We always welcome developers and data scientists but we also welcome people from a non-tech background.

Here is how we'd like to structure the day:
- arrive from 9:00am for tea/coffee and chat, start at 9:45am
- introduction to ODI Leeds, Transport for the North and the aims/objectives of the day
- some initial idea exercises
- group together based on interest and then work through the rest of the day
- a final check-in at the end of the day, with presentations

The running order will be published after our open meeting, where the agenda and requirements for this innovation day will be set. You can see the open collaborative document for that open meeting here.

Just like our previous events, such as Defra Data, AirHack and HighwaysHack, we have a single open collaborative document that people can contribute to. You can add ideas, comments, code, photos, etc.

We want to engage with open data users/providers, who can then help create the environment that will enable the Northern transport experience of the future, making transport across the North easier and fairer for all.

Help write the transport data strategy for the North.

Closed for co-working