OpenCorporates is blowing into Chicago for this years’ NICAR conference! We’re very excited to be joining an incredible line up of leading data reporters from across the globe sharing knowledge, tools and resources for data driven investigations. OpenCorporates is an essential tool in any journalists toolkit, enabling simple and powerful searches of over 138 million … Continue reading OpenCorporates at NICAR18
It was another momentous year for OpenCorporates. Over the course of the year we’ve laid the foundations to secure our public mission for the long term, advanced our relentless campaigns, and of course continued the complex work of opening and cleaning up company data. We’ve also grown in size, welcoming a whole load of newbies (and saying a fond goodbye to a couple of long-standing team members).
Meet Harry Wood, Software Engineer
OpenCorporates is proud to announce our latest feature, global industry codes! While we’ve long collected data for industry codes for a number of jurisdictions (including the UK, France, Norway, even a few US states), we recently finished mapping multiple industry codes to the UN’s international standard for such codes, ISIC (Revision 4).
We live in a corporate world – companies are involved with everything we do, yet the disparity between the availability of personal and company information is striking. We see the timeline of significant (and not so significant) events of our friends in social network feeds every day. Yet it’s extraordinarily difficult to do the same for the companies that we work for, buy from, do business with, help craft our laws via lobbying, and generally influence our lives in multiple ways.
Hello. Tell us about who you are & what your role is at OpenCorporates. I’ve joined the OpenCorporates team as an Account Manager. I will be working to support and grow OpenCorporates corporate clients to support the public mission of the organisation as much as possible. I’ve spent the last 5-6 years working in Open … Continue reading Meet Jade Croucher, Accounts Manager
With new members joining OpenCorporates and the wider open data community, we get many requests for suggested reading. So, we’ve created a very long reading list and divided it into themes - we’ll share this bit by bit in the coming weeks. But this is also a work in progress, and a call for contributions; … Continue reading Reading List: Data Journalism