What is DataJam North East?
DataJam North East is a free two-day hack and unconference event for people with an interest in using the power of data and service design in the region for public good.
What’s happening at the event?
DataJam North East is a hack, unconference and workshops rolled into one, and you can choose how you get involved.
Over the two days, you can form agile teams in a hands-on hack with a difference. Together, you’ll use a variety of open and licensed data sources and service design techniques to come up with real, tangible answers to specific problems affecting the region on the themes of Skills, Health and the Environment.
Attendees from all sectors will be in attendance. VONNE encourages VCSE organisations to get involved where they can!
You can also join lively unconference discussion sessions designed to inform the work taking place in the hack.
A variety of workshops will also be held covering a variety of areas of data and service design.
You can switch between the hack, unconfernece or workshops throughout DataJam or stick with just one- it's up to you.
DataJam North East will also feature a keynote speech from Emma Harvey (Head of Product at NHS Digital), Chi Onwurah (MP for Newcastle Central) and Rachel Murphy(CEO at Difrent).
There’ll also be an evening event at Lane 7 Newcastle on the first day from 6pm-10pm, with a buffet provided and other activites.
If you’re passionate about making a difference to services and communities in the region and can bring your data expertise or service design skills, you’ll love DataJam North East.
We need lots of different roles to form the agile teams at DataJam, so if you’re a service designer, data scientist, data analyst, user researcher, product owner or business analyst, sign up now!
DataJam North East is a collaboration between DWP Digital, Newcastle University, North East Local Enterprise Partnership, The National Innovation Centre for Data and Newcastle City Council, inspired by public sector reform movement OneTeamGov.
Join in on Twitter #DataJamNE and tag @DataJamNE.