This post originally appeared on the author's blog. I've recently been getting involved in the Open Data movement through association with ODI Leeds, where I spend some of my working week as a co-worker. I'm the sort of person who learns by doing, so I've been on the look out for a project which would give … Continue reading Visualising Hebden Bridge businesses with OpenCorporates data
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
On Monday, WhoControlsIt held the first, mini-hackday to improve and iterate the open-source proof-of-concept global beneficial ownership register. We didn’t set lofty goals for the work – invited only a small bunch of people, many (though not all) we knew from previous transparency work, but none of whom had looked at the code before. Would … Continue reading WhoControlsIt Hackday: Another step (or three) closer to our goal
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?
This weekend, we will be joining Wikimedia UK for an Open Data Hack and CLEAR Info project for an Environmental Data hack. We wanted to invite you to join us for both of the hacks as we will be using OpenCorporates data to build tools and links with other data sources and projects. Open Data Hack This Hack is … Continue reading Join us for a weekend of hacks