Weekly StandUp #39: What Happened at OpenCorporates Last Week

This post is the part of a weekly blogpost series updating you on what’s going on at OpenCorporates this week. We’ve not posted in a while because our community manager was unwell but we’ve got a full update for you now. Want to help us get more data? Claim a mission!


Data the OpenCorporates team is scraping…. from the Data team
Peter and Shyam have been working on business licenses, fixing broken company data importers and imported new data.

Update on what mysterious problem solving they are up to…. from the Dev team
Peter: Fixing docker & turbot issues
Seb: Fixing memory issues and working on client deals

Bots submitted & networks mapped by community members…. from Peter Evans & Hera.
This week, we accepted a bot by Ben, scraping financial licences from the Bank of Israel  and Central Bank of Myanmar. Good work!

We’ve still got lots of missions for you! Help us Map the Banks: missions.opencorporates.com

Want to host your own #FlashHacks? Get in touch hera@opencorporates.com .
London >> Mapping Donald Trump’s corporate network, 4th November. Join us.
London >> FlashHacks, 24th November. Join us.

Tweet of the Week

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What else?
Chris was at the Open Government Partnership in Mexico City, where he did a lightning talk on open company data and  was part of the UK Government panel on beneficial ownership.

We launched our whitepaper on how Global Witness used open company data to uncover the powerful elite benefiting from Myanmar’s multi-billion dollar jade industry. You can find download the white paper here or read it on medium.

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