By analysing Open Data, there are treasures of information which can be found on a number of subjects. From how many children are born in 2015 with a name no other baby was given that year to where the most Instagram photos are made. When you have the right set of skills, these questions can be answered using freely available information. The German City of Moers is a strong advocate of releasing Open Data for citizens and businesses to go explore. To stimulate this, they not only provide Open Data through their portal but also by organising courses, for example by introducing people to Open Data.
No previous experience is required for the workshop, nor is an extensive knowledge of maths. The course is aimed in particular at interested women and girls from the 10th grade, boys can also join but they must be accompanied by a girl. The course will be given by Patricia Ennenbach, a tech-journalist from WDR and Marie-Louise Timcke. Do you or your daughter want to explore Open Data or code? Read more about the course by following the link below.