Save a new date for DATA Play 11

We are truly sorry, but due to the coronavirus situation, and on advice from Public Health, we have had to delay the event until 7 April 2022. Your ticket will be transferred to the new date, and we hope you are still able to join us at this event. We understand if this is no longer the case. If you are unable to attend the new date please send an email to so that we can cancel your booking.

Market Hall, Devonport
Thursday 7 April 2022, 9.30am to 4.30pm

We’re excited to be running another DATA Play day on the 7 April 2022 which will explore how data and technology can help the city’s challenges. This time it’s focused on the climate emergency. Once again we will be 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.

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, so whatever you’re good at – coding, analysis, mapping, graphics, thinking – come along and join in the fun!

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9.30am – 10.15am: Welcome, introduction to the challenges and explanation of how the tasks and prizes work: Tim Binding (Plymouth City Council, City Planning Team) and the Climate Crimes film
10.30am: Tea and coffee
11am – 11.45am: Behaviour Change: Lucinda Brook (Plymouth City Council, City Planning Team)
12pm – 12.20pm: Sustainable Transport: John Green (Plymouth City Council, Low Carbon Team and Katherine Willis , University of Plymouth)
12.30pm – 12.50pm: Plan for Plastics: Liz Cole (Plymouth City Council, Natural Infrastructure Projects and Partnership Team)
1pm: Lunch
2pm – 2.20pm: Green Minds: Hayley Partridge, Klara Friend, (Plymouth City Council, Natural Infrastructure Projects and Partnership Team) and Martin Howitt (The Data Place)
2.30pm: Tea and coffee
3pm – 3.20pm: Community Forest: Chris Avent and Jerry Griffiths (Plymouth City Council, Green Estate Team)
3.30pm – 3.50pm: City Change Fund and Climate Bonus: Jessica Vaughan (Plymouth City Council, City Planning Team)
4pm: Wrap up: Tim Binding (Plymouth City Council, City Planning Team)

Climate emergency film running throughout day

Challenges and rewards

There are three £500 rewards on offer at DATA Play 11. These are to support taking forward some of the great ideas that come out of the days. A panel will look at all the ideas that are submitted, provide feedback and select three to take forward.