Leeds Digital Festival 2016

This year’s Leeds Digital Festival, which will take place from 25–29 April, will celebrate digital culture in all its forms; from coding to data and information security to digital music.

The University will be involved in a number of events during this city-wide festival, including:

Webinar: How can big data help deliver sustainability strategies?
Monday 25 April, 1-2pm
University of Leeds

Professor William Young (Earth and Environment), will talk about the opportunities that big data offers sustainability professionals. Other speakers will include Asda’s Senior Director of Sustainable Business, Chris Brown; Andy Peloe, Concept Manager at Callcredit and Wouter van Tol, Director of Sustainability and Citizenship at Samsung.

The panel will also participate in a live Q&A session with the audience.

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ODILeeds and Friends Showcase
Wednesday 27 April, 10am-4pm
ODI Leeds, Duke Street, Leeds

The Open Data Institute (ODI) Leeds will discuss current projects with collaborators across Leeds.

Professor Mark Birkin, Director of the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA), will be a part of a series of talks throughout the day which will be followed by a Q&A.

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Vision Zera Innovation Lab
Wednesday 27 April, 12-7pm
Level 11 Worsley Building, University of Leeds

This event will take place at the Leeds Institute for Data Analytics (LIDA), and will investigate road traffic casualties in Leeds and develop data-driven tools to tackle them.

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Algorave @ODILeeds
Friday 29 April, 7.30pm
ODI Leeds - Duke Street, Leeds

Hosted by ODI Leeds and supported by the University’s Centre for Practice-Led Research in Arts (CePRA), live coders will write computer programs and generate music from algorithms.

Leeds Algorave was curated by Dr Alex McLean (Music), and is an artist in residence at ODI HQ.

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