Media140 Dataconomy – Make Data Work For You (London, October 21, 2010)

The emergence of social technologies has brought with it the absolute necessity for transparency of data. There has been a shift from using data to be accountable to making data accessible and open for free re-use to benefit profit making organisations and the man on the street.

The data economy is growing and impacting how we live our lives, we can work in open data cities, read the data logs of Wikileaks or download a hack’s iPhone app.

But the challenge of turning data in to commercial gain raises legal, ethical and technological issues. With viewpoints from developers, designers and journalists we explore how you can make data work for you in this new age of dataconomy.

Event details:

  • Thursday, 21st October
  • Hosted at the HUB, Kings Cross, 34b York Way, London, N1 9AB (map)
  • Earlybird tickets £25 (including drinks)
  • Event commences at 7.00pm, doors open from 6.30pm
  • Drinks will be available during the evening
  • Food is supplied by Think Eat Drink (organic produce)

Speakers include David McCandless (Information Is Beautiful, @mccandelish), Rufus Pollock (Open Knowledge Foundation), Simon Rogers (The Guardian, @smfrogers) and Andrew Lyons (Ultra Knowledge).

I’ve attended multiple Media140 events in the past and they come highly recommended – click here now to register and buy tickets.