ODM, HER+DataMcr and PyData Mcr present: DATA HORROR STORIES!!

It's that time of the year again, so we've teamed up with PyData Mcr and HER+Data Mcr to bring you another night of DATA HORROR STORIES!

Do you have a tale of bad stats, strange correlations, malicious intent or plain stupidity? Join us and share your Data Horror Stories!

Toy Story 2’s production famously hit a snag after losing a couple of months worth of work due to an accidental and erroneous command being executed.

In 1999 the Mars Orbiter Climate spacecraft crashed because engineers used computer software which produced output in non-SI units of pound-force seconds (lbf·s) instead of the SI units of newton-seconds And in 2003, Manchester City Council received a £7,500,000 budget cut due to an error with the census data, which essentially lost 25,000 people. Data Horror Stories is a night for sharing YOUR scary data-based tales. We have a number of 5minute slots available, so if you have a story or cautionary tale that you’d like to share, drop an email to sam[at]opendatamanchester.org.uk. There’ll also be some quick-fire slots on the night. Join us for a night of data-based cautionary tales and share your stories and experiences.


Open Data Manchester CIC is a not-for-profit formed from a diverse group of open data advocates in 2010 that supports organisations to release data and helps people use it. Follow Open Data Manchester on Twitter or visit their website. HER+Data MCR is a community working to connect, inspire, support and empower the NW UK’s Women in Data! We meet on the 2nd Thursday of each month. Follow Her+Data MCR on Twitter or on Meetup. PyData MCR is the Manchester chapter of the International PyData Community, for Manchester based data people, to share and learn new things. Follow PyData MCR on Twitter or on Meetup.


How to join This event will take place via Zoom and will be streamed onto YouTube. After signing up, details on how to join will be shared nearer to the time of the event. Any other questions? Drop us an email on sam[at]opendatamanchester[.]org.[uk].

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