The term 'levelling up' will be more familiar in gaming culture than in politics but it became a core part of political speech and decision-making in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. You might know what it means in a game, but what does it mean for the UK?
The RSS along with Open Innovations (formerly ODI Leeds) will be leading a project to explore 'levelling up' from a Northern perspective, by working in the open, inviting discussion and suggestions, and developing a prototype visualisation with open data at its foundation. Following the launch of the project on 8 December 2021, there will now be two follow up sessions
An online collaborative working session on 19 January, 12PM-1PM. Please bring your resources, share work, test things, offer suggestions, etc. We want your contributions to the concept of 'levelling up' and what data you think demonstrates it best. It might not even be a dataset that exists yet, or could even be something that we don't know how to measure yet (like 'pride in the community').
The third stage of the project will be a 'show and tell' on 16 February, 12PM-1PM, where the prototype visualisation will be showcased alongside talks about its development, the datasets used and why, and how people can still get involved in making it better.
More information and to register: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/levelling-up-with-open-data-tickets-216161503877