#FloodHack16 Follow-up


Friday 1 July 2016
Tickets available here

This is an opportunity for everyone to get together again, to discuss, collaborate, and innovate, and chat about things that have happened, are happening, and potentially could happen since the event in March.

#Floodhack16 was a response to the floods that happened across the North of England on Boxing Day 2015, and started a conversation of how technology & data could be applied collaboratively to find possible ways to make a difference.

The follow-up will be split into two with the morning being where we review share and update each other on what was developed at #Floodhack16 and what has happened since, The afternoon will be an opportunity for us to work together on how we take the ideas, projects and energy forward.

We wrote up #Floodhack16 on this blog here.

In summary, on the 11th and 12th of March nearly a hundred people came to ODI Leeds to pool knowledge, share ideas, and build solutions to flooding. We were blown away by what was achieved.

For a quick intro to what happened, check out Paul Lancaster’s blog for TechNorth. For more details read through Stuart Childs’s fantastic working with water blog. For details and links to what happened check out Simon Redding’s hackpad.

Or if videos are more your thing, John Popham’s produced 23 for you to watch on the #FloodHack16 YouTube playlist.

We will be updating the Hackpad with what we have been working upon and who with, If everyone could do the same that would be brilliant, follow this link  and jump in please, or if you would prefer to use email please send through your updates to amy.evans@odileeds.org

A full running order and more information can be found here, and free tickets are still available here.


We would like to take this opportunity to again say a massive ‘thank you’ to the sponsors and supporters who made #FloodHack16 happen – Bradford Council, Leeds City Council, Calderdale Council, and Tech North.



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