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Data Jamboree "Bringing Data to Life"



Free Event

Registration open soon

The Data Jamboree “Bringing Data to Life” builds on the projects Life in Data: literacy, openness, education policy and creative data innovation in Scotland (funded by the Royal Society of Edinburgh) and Life in Data – East Asia Development (funded by the Development Assistance Committee).

Following the establishment of a Scotland-wide research network, which includes partners such as the Scottish Cities Alliance, the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations, the Data Lab, Creative Stirling, the General Teaching Council for Scotland, the Scottish Qualifications Authority, Education Scotland, Wikimedia UK, Young Scot, and the Urban Big Data Centre, and international partnerships with the Vietnam National University, the Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication (BIGC), and Nanjing Normal University, we have reached a multi-sectoral understanding of the challenges and opportunities that a data-literate society could bring, as well as the best ways to foster data literacy in Scotland.

Bringing Data to Life will comprise a major event and its output, which will augment our insight and test it in applied terms. The event will be a Data Jamboree: a hands-on, one-day event that will bring together collaborators to:
a) try and test techniques and ideas developed through our RSE Research Network Life in Data, and
b) respond to briefs and develop problem-solving data-driven prototypes.

Through a co-design methodology, we will explore how data literacy could be fostered to inform sector-specific needs and disparate competence frameworks. Industry, public sector, and civic society partners will work together with community partners, volunteers and young people to develop knowledge and artifacts around data. During the event, participants from the private sector - in particular, start-up businesses and creative entrepreneurs who can offer development skills/support to participants less skilled in coding - are invited to engage with, and set, the challenges to be met in the workshop activities. Sessions will also be provided for school pupils and citizens with no expertise in coding, which will involve discussions around the uses of their personal data in online platforms, cybersecurity, online fraud, privacy and internet rights.

Our expected output will be a Mobile Open Data Exhibition featuring prototypes, artifacts and solutions created during the Data Jamboree.

Earlier Event: 13 March
Energy Data Day
Later Event: 13 March
Computer Vision Showcase