Open Data Workshops – Coming Soon!

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Following the Open Data Workshop in November, we are working with Data Cymru to deliver two more workshops in North and South West Wales. These workshops will focus on how we can increase the amount of open data being published and used through developing guidance and showcasing some useful tools.The workshops are aimed at anyone who is (or attempting to) publish and/or use open data in Wales. So if you work in the public sector, private sector, academia or wherever and have an interest in open data then we’d really like you to attend.

The workshops will be held during the second week of March and will cover the following:

Open Data Guidance – Which datasets should we all publish?

As mentioned at the previous workshop, Welsh Government is committed to working collaboratively with others to develop guidance on publishing open data for the public sector in Wales. One part of the guidance will be a common set of datasets that public sector bodies in Wales will aim to publish openly.

There will be an interactive session (yes post-it notes will be involved) aimed at identifying and discussing potential datasets for inclusion in the guidance.

Open Data ‘Hub’

Data Cymru are developing an online publishing platform to help local authorities and the wider public sector publish their open data (please see their recent blog for more information). The workshops will provide an opportunity to get a first view of the ‘hub’ and find out more about what it has to offer.

Open Data Catalogue

We will also be demonstrating the prototype of an Open Data Catalogue that we have been developing in Welsh Government. We are hoping to gather views on whether people think it could help them find open data more easily and how the catalogue can be improved.

Where and When?

North Wales: Tuesday 10th March, Reichel Hall, Bangor, 1 – 4 pm

South West Wales: Thursday 12th March, Ocean Room, National Waterfront Museum, Swansea, 1 – 4 pm

How to Register

The event is free, although the places will be limited.

Registration is being organised by Data Cymru. To book your place, please send an email with the information shown below to Helen Williams ( by no later than 6 March 2020.

Event: North Wales or South Wales

  • Your name:
  • Job Title
  • Organisation:
  • Email Address:
  • Telephone
  • Do you have any specific requirements to enable you to participate in this event? If yes, please specify (Please note: simultaneous translation will be provided on the day):

Data Cymru will not be sharing your registration information with Welsh Government.

If you have any queries or would like to discuss these events in more detail, then please contact Daniel Cummings on 029 2090 9500 or email