Open Data Scotland aims to add social and economic value to communities, developers and local government through opening up data sets. The programme will support the development of four new digital services which tackle specific issues in their communities.
The programme will work with four Scottish local authorities (Edinburgh, East Lothian, Clackmannanshire and Aberdeen) to identify the problems they wish to try and solve using digital technology (apps, websites, etc.). These could be straight forward issues, for example like local travel and transport, tourism and leisure information, to grittier issues like crime, health and youth unemployment.
Nesta are looking for independent developers who are interested in working for a good cause, creative, well-organised with experience of open-data platforms. Developers will join the local authority teams as a Nesta Technologist in Residence (either part time or full time for six-nine months depending on the local situation and your commitments).
If you are an enthusiastic digital developer who has an interest in the open-data agenda and are keen to support an innovative, collaborative project, please contact Scotland@nesta.org.uk with your CV and covering letter indicating which local authority area you are interested in supporting. Nesta would like to hear about your experience, preferred coding languages and platforms for web, database or apps. Please also include examples or links to any previous work.