This is Gaff
Gaff wants to help you learn about data. Will you accept the data mission?

what is my mission? Info for educators

Your Mission

Peter and Winnie are moving their young family to Belfast, and they don't know where they should live. Your mission is to use open data to find the perfect area for them to call home.

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Gaff has helped you get started on the mission by visiting open data NI and selecting three datasets on crime, parks and schools. Gaff has taken the JSON and .csv files and put them into a SQL database.

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You will be challenged to learn SQL through repetition and gamification. Then you can visualise the data and help the family make an informed decision on where they should live.

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The best way to learn about Data

Learning about data with Gaff Game is fun and effective. Our bitesize lessons will help you prepare for your exams and understand data in a wider context


Achieve gold, silver or bronze. Platinum if you're perfect!

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Learning about Data with Gaff game is fun and addictive, with gamification in everything we do

Understand Data

ETL, writing queries, understanding normal form, primary keys... We've got you covered. The Gaff Game covers the specifications for GCE A-Level Software Systems Development

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