Meet Amazing Data Women - International Women's Day & Open Data Week!

Mar 8, 2018 · Greater Manchester, United Kingdom

To celebrate International Women's Day and Open Data Week, amazing women who work with Open Data will share their inspiring data journeys with us, so come along, ask questions and meet other women who love data!

Venue: We are back in the Manchester Science Park Bright Building (, hosted by Manchester Science Partnerships (! Google maps: Bright Building, Manchester M15 6GZ.


• 18:30- 19:00 Networking with pizza & drinks
• 19:00- 20:00 Lightning talks from our women in data speakers and Q&A
• 20:00- 21:00 Networking & wrap-up


• Tania Allard (, is a Research Software Engineer at the University of Sheffield. Tania works in a number of projects across disciplines, however, her main focus is complex analysis workflows, scalable data science, and reproducibility and replicability in scientific computation. She is passionate about mentoring, open source, and its community and is involved in a number of initiatives aimed to build more diverse and inclusive communities.

• Rosie Higman ( is a Research Data Librarian at the University of Manchester, working to help researchers manage and share their data more effectively. Whilst this is a long way from the traditional image of a librarian working with dusty books, Rosie enjoys the challenge of supporting the wide range of data researchers across the University are creating and analysing. She’s particularly interested in encouraging data sharing and open research practices.

• Linda Humphries ( has been the Chief of Staff in the Co-op's Digital team ( since 2016. She was previously a senior technology adviser at the Government Digital Service (, where she put in place standards and policies to help government systems share data and work together. She was also responsible for international engagement on technology policy. Linda is currently a director of Open Data Manchester Community Interest Company ( She is also a member of the 360Giving Stewardship Committee (, which maintains an open data standard to support effective decision-making in the charitable giving sector.

Thank you to our sponsors Niche Talent, part of the Rullion Group (, for kindly supporting our events!

A reminder that our events are open to anyone who identifies as a woman :)

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  • HER+Data MCR

    Welcome to the Manchester chapter of HER+Data, originally founded in Dublin, Ireland as XX+Data by Karen Church. This group is for women who work with and love data. Our goal is to bring together women who work in data or who would like work in data - to support one another, share experiences and talk data - big or small! Whether you’re a student just embarking on a career or a seasoned data professional, this group is for you. We want to connect and inspire amazing data women with diverse expertise and ex

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