Weekly StandUp #19: 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 is continuing work on the US non-profit data and on complex datasets that are new.

New Feature: We’re now showing addresses and controlling companies in search results as well as showing matched branches a company has.

5 word update on what mysterious problem solving they are up to…. from the Dev team
Lukas: Automating delivery mechanism for clients
Peter: Data modelling
Seb: Importing UK filings

Bots submitted by community members…. from Peter Evans.
Peter Evans accepted a bot by Salman, scraping financial licences from the Central Bank of Libya worth 163 datapoints. Also Dinotash is looking at helping us test and document our rich licence schema.

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) – Israel Securities Authority (isa)’
MEDIUM : Write a bot for Finance Licences (securities) – Securities And Exchange Commission (thailand)’
HARD : Write a bot for financial licenses (banking) for Sudan

The next #FlashHacks is…
London, 24th June, 5 – 9.30pm >> Join Us!
Berlin, 23rd June, 6 – 9pm >> Join Us!
Want to host your own #FlashHacks? Get in touch hera@opencorporates.com .

Tweet of the Week
The following tweet is about a fascinating investigation by Richard Smith, using OpenCorporates data that you can read here: A Billion-Dollar Bank Fraud in Moldova, and 20,000 Opaque British Corporations

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What else?

  • Lukas over the weekend saw the Floristry World Championship which was held in Berlin which was nice. Here is Great Britain’s contestor:
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    He also went paragliding!

  • Peter E is on holiday and celebrating his birthday this weekend!
  • Hera attended a webinar on Tax Justice and Feminism by AWID which was very interesting as it indicated some taxes like VAT hit women more than men, especially working mothers who in some countries like Morocco also need to provide additional evidence to prove they are eligible for child benefit.