On Tuesday 26 November 2019 the Herts Sports and Physical Activity Partnership (HSP) – in conjunction with the Open Data Institute and leading sector experts– are staging a workshop at the University of Hertfordshire, to help participants better understand the principles of open data, as it applies to the sport and leisure sector.
In announcing the free workshop HSP Partnership Director, John O’Callaghan said:
“How can it be right that in this day and age that it is easier to book a family holiday in China than it is to book a couple of badminton courts for casual play in Hertfordshire? Sport England’s drive to encourage operators and leisure facilities – including community centres and village halls – and fitness instructors, sports clubs and other entities, to open up their data, is a laudable one.
“This is not about personal data pertaining to club or facility members, this is about the sector sharing information of what sessions are going on where, and at what times, so that the general public – and increasingly referring agencies such as primary care, health practitioners – know where they can, at a click of a button, find the activity session that they want.”
Attendees will be shown how, by embracing the principles of Open Data they can benefit from free marketing, enhance their reach into new customer markets and ultimately be part of the movement to get more people in Hertfordshire, more active, more often.
The workshop will also be used to bust some myths around open data and to share some practical tools of how organisations and individuals offering sports and physical activity sessions, can get involved in the Hertfordshire Open Data Movement.
Further details and how to register for the free workshop are available HERE.
Places are limited so early booking is recommended.