Weekly StandUp #40-41: What Happened at OpenCorporates

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

Update on what mysterious problem solving they are up to…. from the Dev team
Peter: Ramping up the speed of data dumps
Seb: Fixing memory issues and working on client deals

Bots submitted & networks mapped by community members…. from Peter Evans & Hera.
We recently accepted a bot by Ben Parker, scraping financial licences from the Central Bank of Bahrain and the the Montserrat Financial Services Commission, as well as one from Dinotash, scraping financial licences from the Securities Commission of Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

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

Last week, we were in Birmingham where Paul Bradshaw, an acclaimed journalist and University lecturer, hosted a #FlashHacks with IQ4News on money laundering and player trafficking of Nigerian football players with over 20 journalism students.

See the tweets from the evening below.

Want to host your own #FlashHacks? Get in touch hera@opencorporates.com .
London >> FlashHacks, 24th November. Join us.

Tweet of the Week

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What else?

  • Chris is in Mexico city – again.
  • Hera published her first article on Huffington post!
  • Shyam had a happy Diwali!