ODI Members Meetup - 15 July 2020
Data infrastructure during times of crisis. Where did it hold up and where could it have been better?
The coronavirus crisis has been overwhelming - in more ways than one - and has revealed a lot about the data infrastructure of our services, our local government, and more. It has been frustrating where data has been missing or not published at all, or people aren't willing to share for 'reasons' despite the urgency of the crisis, and problems in existing data practice were heightened as people tried to make things that could help others.
What can we learn from the coronavirus crisis? Could it bring about a turning point in approaches to building a robust, adaptable data infrastructure? Is a new era of open data just around the corner?