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Electromagnetic Field 2014

When: Saturday 30 August 2014
Where: Milton Keynes
Website: www.emfcamp.org

James Smith gave a talk called “How to stand for Parliament” at the 2014 Electromagnetic Field festival about deciding to stand for election, what he’d learned so far about how to do it, and why we should all be stepping up. He also held and impromptu workshop the next day, which was packed out with people wanting to talk about how to improve democracy

Talk Description

James Smith, developer at the ODI, is standing for parliament in the 2016 UK general election, and is using open data to do it. In this lecture, he explains how the data that’s out there can provide interesting insights for election campaign planning, and how he’s also planning to publish as much open data as possible on campaign financing.