Bringing Shropshire's Biodiversity Data to Life

When? Saturday the 25th of January 2020 at 10:00

Where? Preston Montford Field Studies Centre

LOCATION: The address is Preston Montford Field Centre, Montford Bridge, Shrewsbury, SY4 1DX. For those of you who know Preston Montford, we're in Nescliffe. For those who don't, best report to Reception, or look out for our signs!

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TIMINGS:** We are starting at 10 o'clock and we'll now be finishing at 2 o'clock. If you can't stay for the whole session, that's absolutely fine - you're very welcome to just drop in and see what we're up to.

We'll start with a quick introductory session at 10, and by 10.30 will be hopefully starting to work on the hacks!**

WHAT WE WILL BE DOING:** the overall theme is: "Shropshire has plenty of biodiversity data, but it’s in a multitude of different places/formats. It’s quite hard for the people of Shropshire, or people making decisions about Shropshire, to use the data in helpful ways. How can we make Shropshire’s biodiversity data more accessible?"

The four suggested challenges we will be working on are as follows:

  1. Can we create a friendlier way of searching for the data?

  2. Can we simplify the techie things behind the scene to make it work more simply?

  3. Can we make the data come alive for people?

  4. Do we know where we want to be in the long term with Shropshire biodiversity data

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I'M WORRIED I WON'T BE ABLE TO CONTRIBUTE: So long as you've got an interest in the natural world, or technology, regardless of skill level, you will definitely be able to contribute and we'd love you to come along.

WHAT TO BRING: If you have a laptop, bring it along (particularly if you think you'll be working on coding or with the data directly). If you have some data, bring that along too! Otherwise, just bring yourself and your interests and enthusiasms!

THINGS TO EAT AND DRINK: there will be snacks and drinks available on the day to keep us going, thanks to the very kind sponsorship of Severn Partnership

Hopefully that covers everything you need to know, but do get in touch if you've any questions.

Very much looking forward to seeing you on Saturday!**

See you there!
James