DATA Play is about working with local talent and tech companies to explore how open data and technology can be used to help the Council deliver services in new ways

Play time

We run 'play days' throughout the year to encourage people to come together and play with the datasets we've opened. These days are set in a fun, creative environment and focus on different themes and some of the challenges the Council face.

You can play as a team, meet people on the day or experiment on your own – whatever works for you! It's free to join in the fun so whatever you're good at - coding, analysis, mapping, graphics, thinking - we need your skills!

Play days

DATA Play 11

7 April 2022
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DATA Play 10

Past, Present
and Future
1 November 2019
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DATA Play 9

Libraries and
city challenges
26 October 2018
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DATA Play 8

Housing and
social enterprise
17 and 18 November 2017
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DATA Play 7

18 and 19 August 2017
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DATA Play 6

Arts and
5 and 6 May 2017
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DATA Play 5

Health and
2 and 3 December 2016
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DATA Play 4

Environment and
green space
7 and 8 October 2016
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DATA Play 3

Neighbourhoods and communities
24 and 25 June 2016
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DATA Play 2

Get creative
with data
4 and 5 March 2016
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DATA Play 1

Opening up
Plymouth's data
7 November 2015
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Project updates

We've helped some great projects get off the ground through our play days and DATA Play funding. Read about some of the projects that won rewards and their progress on our project updates page.

Play investments

We’re always looking for ideas that have potential to help communities and the city.

If you have an idea that uses technology or data, or you'd like to discuss any project that you think we might be interested in, email and we'll see if it's something we can help you progress. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay in touch with events and opportunities or follow us @plymccplanning #DATAPlay.

Our partners

And you! DATA Play is only as successful as the people that join in. Email if you or your organisation want to open data, share skills or challenges or just be involved or subscribe to our newsletter.