Bringing data to earth

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Using big data to improve decision-making will be one of the themes explored at an event organised by University of Stirling academics.

The ‘Bringing Data to Earth’ workshop is open to those interested in how data is used to inform and improve daily working practices, from grassroots communities through to large public bodies.

The event, which takes place from 10am-4pm on 24 September, at Dundee’s Vision building, will be facilitated by the Life in Data collaborative network and hosted in partnership with Creative Dundee.

It has been co-organised by the University’s Dr Eddy Borges-Rey and Dr Greg Singh. Dr Borges-Rey said: “The event is designed to bring together civic society representatives and communities of interest to explore and workshop open datasets, data visualisation and data-driven decision-making for the public good.”

Topics under discussion will include data’s role in gender equality, budgeting, the creative industries and sports, leisure and recreation.

Dr Singh added: “We’re looking forward to hearing from a range of speakers from across Scotland on the four key civic themes and have the opportunity to engage, debate and discuss how we actually bring data to earth.”

Read more details on the event.