It goes without saying that we are advocates of transparency and openness (the clue's in our name). When we work with organisations - big and small, private and public - to be more open, we help guide them to publishing good quality open data that not only benefits themselves but could also benefit their clients or consumers.
Yorkshire Water joined us in early 2018 as a sponsor, committed to developing an 'open by default' approach to their data by 2020. Their ambition is customer-driven - they want to engage more with their customers and help them better understand their water supply. This all starts with #WaterData18 - a series of events focused on leakage data. Beginning with a launch event in March, Yorkshire Water will set out their goals and start conversations, followed swiftly by a showcase of their work so far during the Leeds Digital Festival in April,and culminating in a 2-day hackathon in May.
'Open by default by 2020'
Read more about Yorkshire Water's commitment to publishing more of their data openly.
#WaterData18 Launch event
A half-day event on 23 March where Yorkshire Water will discuss in more detail about their plans for open data.
Open Data at Yorkshire Water
Richard Emmott, Director of Communications at Yorkshire Water, outlines the commitment to and ambition for open data.
Nevil Muncaster and Rob Krempic set out the data challenges.
Welcome to ODI Leeds
Paul Connell, founder of ODI Leeds, introduces the space and innovation work.
Yorkshire Water Flow Data
The first dataset to be released ahead of the #WaterData18 hackathon - 15min flow data