Weekly StandUp #21: 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 and Peter Evans is continuing work on the US non-profit data and a freshness monitor for how recent data is within OpenCorporates.

5 word update on what mysterious problem solving they are up to…. from the Dev team
Lukas: Making more data appear in company pages
Peter: Getting data from Turbot into OpenCorporates quickly
Seb: Quality assurance

Bots submitted by community members…. from Peter Evans.
Peter Evans has been working on upgrading the licence schema that we are using to capture data to improve what kind of data points we can ingest.  Ben, Helen & Dinotash are all working on these kind of bots. Peter Evans accepted a bot from Knut on Sierra Leone today and one scraping financial licences from the National Bank of Kazakhstan from Dinotash.

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, 29th July, 6 – 10pm >> Join Us!
Want to host your own #FlashHacks? Get in touch hera@opencorporates.com .

Tweet of the Week
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What else?

  • Shyam has been planting trees and maple seeds!
  • Chris went to see Rory Kinnear in Kafka’s The Trial at the Young Vic.
  • Ben got his old unicycle hockey team together!
  • Hera (me!) just came back from a holiday in Boston today. I had an amazing time visiting the Black History Trail and Freedom trail as well as eating the best cannoli in the world.
    mike's cannoli