A big thank you to Magnetic North who hosted our #EULife AppChallenge meet up for developers interested in European Quality of Life open data. What a beautiful office in the heart of the former industrial city of Manchester.

There’s a lot going on in the north of the United Kingdom when it comes to Open Data. We’ve been really impressed with the Leeds Data Mill project as well, where the local council is working with open data experts to ensure that everything is opened up to the public and new services are created using it.

Our meetup was the first we’ve run in a while and saw interested parties from the Universities as well as app developers and UX designers come to find out more over a beer. Thank you to Emer Coleman for connecting us to Magnetic North. We’ll be back soon!