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Notes of WM Open Data Forum Steering Group 09-10-13 final.doc

Notes of WM Open Data Forum Steering Group 09-10-13 final.doc

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These are the notes from the October 2013 meeting of the steering group of the WM Open Data Forum.

The steering group consists of

Ardavan Amini (Birmingham City University)
Gavin Broughton (Data Analyst)
Don Dhaliwal (The BIP)
Susannah Goh (Birmingham Science City)
Andrew McKenzie (Open Mercia)
Chris Price (Digiconsultancy Ltd)
Heike Schuster‑James (Digital Birmingham)
Simon Whitehouse (Data Unlocked)
These are the notes from the October 2013 meeting of the steering group of the WM Open Data Forum.

The steering group consists of

Ardavan Amini (Birmingham City University)
Gavin Broughton (Data Analyst)
Don Dhaliwal (The BIP)
Susannah Goh (Birmingham Science City)
Andrew McKenzie (Open Mercia)
Chris Price (Digiconsultancy Ltd)
Heike Schuster‑James (Digital Birmingham)
Simon Whitehouse (Data Unlocked)

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NOTES OF WEST MIDLANDS OPEN DATA FORUM STEERING GROUP9 OCTOBER 2013Attended by:
Chair - Ardavan Amini(Birmingham City University)Gavin Broughton(Data Analyst)Simon Whitehouse(Data Unlocked)Chris Price(Digiconsultancy Ltd)Heike Schuster-James(Digital Birmingham)Andrew McKenzie(Open Mercia)
Apologies:
Don Dhaliwal(BIP)Susannah Goh(Birmingham Science City)
1.
Notes of last meeting (26/9) agreed.
2.Matters arising from Actions of last meeting
Action 2: HS-J reported that, as requested, BCC had changed thewording on the open data pages to confirm operation under
OpenData Licence
. The Forum thanked Digital Birmingham for achievingthis change.Action 3: Approval to recruit consultant expected by end of week togenerate business case to create the
Future City Platform
(FCP)using Urban Broadband funding within State Aid Guidelines. The FCPwill provide functionality beyond CKAN, eg security and chargingstructures and be based on a sustainable model.Action 4:
CKAN implementation
. HS-J explained that currentlyService Birmingham (SB) were responding to a request to implementCKAN functionality and hosting with regard to the quoted cost of theOpen Knowledge Foundation developers. Following this, HS-J will takereport and overall costs to BCC Directors to seek funding. The steeringgroup requested that the implementation should have a user-friendlyfront-end achieved through a user-centred design process. Informationfrom CKAN about other implementations and contacts, eg Glasgow,Nottingham, Bristol and other EU countries, was requested.HS-J explained that investigation was underway about automatedpublishing mechanisms and what BCC data would be initiallyimplemented. HS-J agreed to invite group representatives to a meetingwith SB and others to discuss this. Options already existed such as10 data sets identified by Steve Rose, ‘Open Data Proposal’ doc basedon Open Street Map discussion and themed data known to be of interest such as traffic info.184052798.doc
 
Action 6: AA reported on meeting with
Smart City Alliance
(SCA)members. WMODF (through AA) to be invited to their meeting inNovember. It was agreed that SCA would be invited to join the steeringgroup.
3.Items agreed
1)GB promoting Hackathon as WMODF event. Access to website topromote this was required and AA agreed to approach DD reimplementation.website: www.opendataforum.co.uk2)The draft terms of reference were agreed following a detailed reviewof the Google doc. AM to produce updated version to be circulatedto the steering group for fine tuning. There was broad agreement onthe required role and extending the group to cover the WestMidlands.3)It was agreed to invite a representative of the data journalismcommunity. AM to resolve. It was also agreed to record DigitalBirmingham as a member of the group.4)Key items for next meeting – outline targets for WMODF for next12 months and estimate of its required resources. AA to distributeDoodle invitation for next meeting.
Actions
WhoByWhen3.Release of tender for open data platform businesscaseHS-JEnd Oct4.Update on CKAN implementationHS-JNextmeeting5.Finalise draft Terms of Reference on Google docAMEnd Oct6.Attend Smart City Alliance meetingInvite Smart City Alliance to join steering groupAAAANovEnd Oct7.Website to be populated and steering group to beupdatedDDEnd Oct9.Update of bids for projectsAA,SGEnd Oct10.Notes of steering group meeting 9/10CPEnd Oct11.WMODF on BSC Digital Working Group agendaSGEarly2014184052798.doc

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