news | 07.10.2016 |

We love open data, we want more!

Urban Tide, an Edinburgh based smart cities and data company, has just wrapped up a full year-long open data training programme for Scotland’s public services.

The team delivered workshops to a total of 317 public sector delegates from 72 public bodies through 27 workshops across Scotland.

Steven Revill, Urban Tide Chief Operating Officer and Principal Trainer: “It was fantastic to talk about open data with so many talented people from many interesting organisations. Although we delivered the training, the attendees made the workshops so effective because the breadth of knowledge among them meant there were always new insights to consider.” 

Workshop participants unanimously expressed the need for more training opportunities for themselves and their peers. Building on the lessons learned and experience gained delivering the open data training pilot, this week Urban Tide launched a new set of open data training sessions and workshops, each of which has been developed based on a full year of training feedback.

New open data training programme

Urban Tide developed a training series with a variety of workshops ranging from crash course style introductory training to 1- and 2- day workshops and hands-on sessions where delegates can use their own data to learn how to open, cleanse, validate, visualise and publish data with their guidance and support.

Initial sessions are being held in October, November and December in Edinburgh and Glasgow with more sessions throughout 2017 across Scotland. If you have any questions or want to talk about the open data training, send Urban Tide an email at or tweet @UrbanTide.


Photo showing people at training event
Photo showing people at training event


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