AHA Digital has a strong track record of planning, managing and promoting events:
Open Data Camp
Mark Braggins, is the founder and lead organiser of Open Data Camp – the national unconference for the open data movement – the most recent of which was Belfast in October 2017.
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— Angharad Stone (@AngharadStone) May 15, 2016
Teamwork, one of the essential ingredients of a successful event.
Pictured left to right, from the back:
- Simon Redding
- Julian Tait, Simon Perry, Ted Ryan, Pauline Roche, Kev Kirkland
- Lucy Knight, Angharad Stone, Giuseppe Sollazzo, Neil Ford, Mark Braggins, Callum Tanner
- Ady Coles, Nigel Legg
- Sian Thomas, Jen Williams, James Cattell
Events can have a long tail:
— Remain-ian (@watty62) June 23, 2016
Using Data as a Policy Maker
The ‘Using data as a policy maker’ event was held at The Guildhall in Winchester, in December 2015, in conjunction with Southern Policy Centre and Know Now Information. There was an excellent line-up of speakers, and also a live-link with the City of Bendigo in Australia.
— PublicPolicy|Soton (@PublicPolicyUoS) December 1, 2015
BlueLightCamp is a two-day event, bringing together people who work in and around emergency services from across the UK. People who have attended previously include: paramedics, police, fire & rescue, mountain rescue, crisis management / emergency planners, hospitals and ambulance trusts, community and voluntary sector, and many more…
— West Midlands Fire (@WestMidsFire) May 13, 2015
Mark Braggins is a co-organiser of BlueLightCamp, along with Sasha Taylor, who founded the event in 2012.
— BlueLightCamp (@BlueLightCamp) May 10, 2014
Pictured left to right:
Informing Hampshire: “Open Data: Fuel for decision-making”
‘Informing Hampshire’ is a regular series of events aimed at public service providers in Hampshire.
Several events were hosted by Hampshire County Council in 2014, initially to discuss requirements for an open data store for Hampshire, and subsequently to showcase different aspects of decision-making, including (open) data and customer insight.
Mark Braggins organised the December 2014 event, which covered open data as “fuel” for decision-making.
— Simon Perry (@simonperry) October 24, 2014
It was actually Simon’s tweet which led to the birth of Open Data Camp.
— Mark Braggins (@markbraggins) October 25, 2014
GODAN is the acronym for Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition. GODAN supports the proactive sharing of open data to make information about agriculture and nutrition available, accessible and usable to deal with the urgent challenge of ensuring world food security. It is a rapidly growing group, currently with over 282 partners from national governments, non-governmental, international and private sector organisations that have committed to a joint Statement of Purpose.
Mark Braggins is a member of the Communications Planning team for the GODAN Summit, which will be in New York 15/16th September 2016.
— GODAN Secretariat (@godanSec) May 20, 2016