Weekly StandUp #13: What Happened at OpenCorporates

This post is the part of a weekly blogpost series updating you on what’s going on at OpenCorporates this week. Want to help us get more data? Claim a mission!


Data the OpenCorporates team is scraping…. from the Data team
Shyam  worked on financial licenses for all US states. That is 64 bots! Peter and Lukas have continued their work on our internal data model and improving the performance of the core code. There is something interesting Seb has been researching which you can find in the “What Else” section.


Bots submitted by community members…. from Peter Evans.
Peter Evans was off this week but we had an interesting week looking more at corporate networking mapping and the roadblocks that come in the way of it. We’ll be collecting these learnings and then publish it.


Do you want to join the fun and claim an Open Data mission? Here’s what Peter suggests.
MEDIUM : Write a bot for ‘finance Licences (securities) – Superintendency Of Companies And Securities (Ecuador)’
MEDIUM : Write a bot for Finance Licences (securities) – Securities And Exchange Commission (thailand)’
HARD : Write a bot for Finance Licences (securities / Insurance) – Financial Services Authority (indonesia).


The next #FlashHacks is…
Ottawa, 24th May, 12.30 – 6.30pm >>  Join Us!
London, 27th May, 5 – 9.30pm >> Join Us!

Want to host your own #FlashHacks? Get in touch hera@opencorporates.com .


Tweet of the Week

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What else?

    • Peter joined a new running club!
    • Ben built a home office and has now taken up residence in there!
    • Seb has been investigating what useful data we can glean from SSL certificates and has built a database of about 700,000 to analyse.
    • Shyam made Lukas wish he was in Kerala:

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