Weekly StandUp #32: 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 have been working on making the process of reviewing company fetchers more robust and importing new jurisdictions. 

5 word update on what mysterious problem solving they are up to…. from the Dev team
Lukas: Showing statements for companies
Peter: Fiddling with data objects
Seb: Auditing internal processes

Bots submitted & networks mapped by community members…. from Peter Evans & Hera.
We had a great week mapping the corporate network of Donald Trump, transcribing 800 rows of data that he disclosed in the Federal Election Commission filing, unfortunately in the form of PDF.

This FlashHacks in London, we got two bots pushed!

The next #FlashHacks is…
London, 13th September, 5.00 – 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?
And this fantastic guide by — on using OpenCorporates API for investigative work is worth a read:

And this video of Murad Qureshi quizzing Boris Johnston, Mayor of London over money laundering is worth watching:

Key quotes:
“What you cannot have is a city being used as a bank account by crooks [from] around the world. We need to be looking at land registry [transparency] and who ultimately owns this property. “…What you need is to have transparency over these properties and know who [the owners] are.”