Derilinx Presenting the Hale & Hearty project at CKAN Monthly Live – 19 January 2022

19th January 2022 – 13h (GMT)

We were delighted to speak at the next CKAN Monthly Live session on January 19th 2022, 1pm UTC.

Derilinx and Fingal County Council presented the Hale and Hearty project, an EU-funded project that aims to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Ireland by making information accessible through a Knowledge Base –

Watch the recording to hear Aishling HylandKatharine Cooney and Mario Romera speak about:

  1. The Why: Vision, objectives and overview of the project
  2. The How, Part 1: Data – Getting the data, categorisation, harmonisation, etc
  3. The How, Part 2: Dev side – Changing CKAN Core for advanced search functionality and improved visualisation

Learn about the visualisation and advanced search functionalities (including both geo and non-geo) we developed to deliver the best user-friendly experience, facilitating access to information – with the goal of making open health and wellbeing data more accessible and useful.


The project

The Hale and Hearty Knowledge Base is a project led by the Irish Government (Department of Public Expenditure and Reform), supported by the EU Connecting European Facility (CEF), and with programme partners such as Central Statistics Office, Department of Health, Fingal County Council and Ireland’s Data Cloud Cluster (IDCC).

The project aims to make health and wellbeing information more easily accessible to the public – to use this information to improve their own health and wellbeing and to see it in the context of their personal health information and activities. The project provides health and wellbeing related information, open data and a health and wellbeing app.

As part of an EU CEF (Connecting Europe Facility) funded programme, Derilinx together with the programme partners have built a CKAN based Health & Wellbeing Knowledge Base. This Knowledge Base constitutes a powerful solution that enables the general public to have access in an interactive manner to multiple Health & Wellbeing related information provided across a range of partners (Local Authorities, Sport Authorities, Central Government, etc). Advanced search functionalities including both geo and non-geo data have been designed to deliver a user-friendly experience within the Knowledge Base, facilitating access to information with the view to deliver against the targeted outcome to improve sport related activities.


Aishling Hyland
Aishling Hyland

Aishling Hyland, Digital Strategy Manager, Fingal County Council

Aishling is responsible for the development and implementation of Fingal’s digital strategy, within her role she coordinates digital initiatives and activities to drive better quality services and address local authority challenges. Representing Fingal County Council, Aishling has been involved in the Hale and Hearty project focusing on the areas of persona identification, user needs and local authority datasets for publication.

Katharine Cooney

Katharine Cooney, Data Analyst, Derilinx

Katharine has a career of acting as a senior business and data analyst in a range of industries. Katharine is proficient across a range of commercial and open-source Business Intelligence tools including Power BI, Tableau and SAS. In the Hale & Hearty project Katharine has been heavily involved with the user scenarios and has worked on data assessment, preparation and classification and helping design the user interface and functions.

Mario Romera

Mario Romera, Software Developer, Derilinx

Mario is a skilled back-end software developer. He is specialised in Python Development and Open Source Development in general. Mario is the lead developer of the Hale & Hearty project.

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