Great turn out for Open Data Day

A quick post to say thank you to everybody who made it along for the Open Data Hackday at DERI and 091Labs last Saturday. We had a great turn out.

We really want to promote the opening of Irish Data and this was reflected in the apps people made on the day. These included

* A map with RSS alerts showing the latest planning applications submitted to Galway City Council
* A multi company bus schedule application for searching connections between Galway and Dublin.
* An interactive map of public toilets in Galway with details about opening hours and wheelchair access.

For more information on the event see and on Open Data in Ireland generally check out Open Data Ireland mailing list ,

We are already planning a follow up event for late January and it looks like the folks at Scraperwiki will be coming over too. All in all 2011 is looking good for Open Data in Ireland.

On top of all that we got a great write up in Silicon Republic

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