Grand corruption is a networked problem; to fight it we need a networked solution, and nowhere is this more true than who controls and benefits from companies. The Global Beneficial Ownership Register will tackle this, by collecting and linking together beneficial ownership datasets and self-disclosed corporate data. By doing this, it will enable investigators and … Continue reading Going to IODC? Help us design the Global Beneficial Ownership Register
Welcome to our first Impact Report. Unlike a formal Impact Report, this is a frank overview of what we achieved in 2014, and, crucially, where we struggled. Where we started the year By the end of 2013, OpenCorporates had, in the open data community, already become one of the most significant open data projects in … Continue reading OpenCorporates Impact Report 2014
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 (Peter & Shyam) This week, we scraped alcohol licenses from Virginia, Michigin, Illinois and business … Continue reading Weekly StandUp #6: What Happened at OpenCorporates
On March 15th, Civio hosted a #FlashHacks event in Madrid to , a data scraping extract & liberate data to feed the Map The Banks project, an Open Corporates initiative we have partnered with. The aim was to release data from financial institutions and pass them to open formats, giving developers and coders an opportunity … Continue reading Civio hosts #FlashHacks event in Madrid
Yesterday, the OKFest team launched a beautiful report on numbers, impact and stories associated with this years OKFest in Berlin. It's one of the best reports on the impact of an event I have ever seen. For those of you who follow this blog, you'll need no explanation on how involved OpenCorporates was at OKFest. If you don't … Continue reading #FlashHacks trends at OKFest ’14
The success story that is OpenCorporates is very much a team effort – not just the tiny OpenCorporates core team, but the whole open data community, who from the beginning have been helping us in so many ways, from writing scrapers for company registers, to alerting us when new data is available, to helping with language or … Continue reading Launching #FlashHacks: a crowdscraping movement to release 10 million data points in 10 days. Are you in?
It’s been two months since I joined OpenCorporates as the Community & Communications Manager and it’s been an amazing journey so far. Some of you have met me or spoken to me on email but I wanted to introduce myself to those I haven’t gotten a chance to speak to. Before I go into my OpenCorporates experience, … Continue reading Meet our Community Manager, Hera!