2017-03-29 - Modelling Events, Activities


  • Brief update on standard development work to date and latest revisions to the specification
  • Outline next steps:
    • call to action to this group and beyond to begin testing the specification using real data
    • creating a primer to guide implementation
    • minor update to the paging specification
  • Update on open issues
    • proposal for recurring events still in review
    • Need to explore description of equipment at facilities and for sessions in more detail
    • Need to agree process for standardising activity list
  • Review of planned next steps to support adoption and uptake of the standard
  • Discussion around approach for capturing detail on how people sign up to events
    • Agreed to schedule a call in a months time on that topic
  • Discussion around capturing information about disability support at events
    • Consensus was that we should develop a strawman proposal, e.g. mixture of free-text fields and a limited set of classifications, then share this with a more expert group
    • Tentatively schedule for a call in 6 weeks time
  • Review of next steps for standardising activity lists
    • We now have a data format
    • Need to ask people to share the structured lists they have as open data
    • Need to decide on process on getting alignment between lists
    • This will be the focus of our next CG call on 12th April
Additional Suggestions:
  • Jade (EMDP), add some guidance on what detail is useful to include in event descriptions
  • Terry (GLL), create a "kitchen sink" example data file that can be easily cut-down/customised by developers
  • Nick (SE) provide links to Active Places data/documentation on equipment
  • Ben (Imin) file an issue to start capturing discussion around disability support at events
  • Jade (EMDP) share some information on disability data capture in their new system
  • Nick (ODI) / Jade to review engagement & outreach docs
  • Leigh schedule community call to discuss how best to represent disability support
  • Leigh schedule community call to start capturing requirements around event availability and booking
  • Leigh include guidance on event descriptions in Primer
  • Leigh to put together roadmap for standardising activity lists, to circulate to the group.