Who are we?

We are a team of data specialists from Trafford in Greater Manchester, who are looking to get the most out of the many datasets that exist about Trafford and its people.

We use all sorts of data - open, closed, big and linked - and turn it into intelligence that is used to (re)design services, understand demand and inform citizens. At the same time we are testing and exploring new technologies to improve the way that we do things.

And we are doing all of this in the open. We are making and releasing as much open data as possible, our code is open source, our project board is online and we are blogging and tweeting as we go.

We'll work with pretty much anyone to level-up the common knowledge about Trafford; from students to charities, public sector organisations to SMEs and everyone in-between. If you want to get involved, contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.

The lab team

To find out more about the members of the lab please take a look at the team profiles page.