DATA Play is about working with local talent and tech companies to explore how open data and technology can be used to help the Council deliver services in new ways
We run 'play days' throughout the year to encourage people to come together and play with the datasets we've opened. These days are set in a fun, creative environment and focus on different themes and some of the challenges the Council face.
You can play as a team, meet people on the day or experiment on your own – whatever works for you! It's free to join in the fun so whatever you're good at - coding, analysis, mapping, graphics, thinking - we need your skills!
We've helped some great projects get off the ground through our play days and DATA Play funding. Read about some of the projects that won rewards and their progress on our project updates page.
We’re always looking for ideas that have potential to help communities and the city.
If you have an idea that uses technology or data, or you'd like to discuss any project that you think we might be interested in, email DATAPlay@plymouth.gov.uk and we'll see if it's something we can help you progress. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay in touch with events and opportunities or follow us @plymccplanning #DATAPlay.
Plymouth City Council is the engine room for DATA Play, organising events, opening up data and connecting talent in the city.
Digital Plymouth connects the tech and digital community in the city and aims to get Plymouth on the Tech Nation map.
RIO run young peoples’ versions of DATA Play days and have been supporting local young talent to experiment with data.
iDAT at Plymouth University experiment with creative ways to use data and technology to support DATA Play projects.
Plymouth College of Art are building skills in using open data with technology like 3D printing and laser printing.
Plymouth Community Homes are sharing and using open data and working on shared challenges within the city.
The Data Place is a social enterprise with a mission to provide accessible data and open access products and services.
Beyond are a social enterprise who developed the place for Plymouth data to be opened and shared within the city.
THINQTANQ have helped to develop the DATA Play days so they attract and meet the needs of local companies.
And you! DATA Play is only as successful as the people that join in. Email DATAPlay@plymouth.gov.uk if you or your organisation want to open data, share skills or challenges or just be involved or subscribe to our newsletter.