Transparency Camp, OKFest and now, Wikimania! This summer has been busy for the Open Data community. Only a week to go before Wikipedia's largest gathering yet: Wikimania 2014. This year, Wikimania comes to the Barbican, in the heart of London (where you can also catch the Digital Revolution exhibition). There are 200 sessions over 3 days. … Continue reading What would you like the Open Data Roundtable at Wikimania 2014 to discuss?
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
Who controls the biggest corporations in the world? What licences do they hold? What patents have they been granted? What government contracts have they won? If we can't answer important questions like these, we can't start to understand the world we live in. We need YOUR help to inform the direction of a platform we're … Continue reading Ruby and Python coders – can you help us?
Well, that didn't take too long. It was barely 3 months ago that OpenCorporates hit 10 million companies, and in what seems like no time at all we've doubled that. In that time, we've: Added important countries such as Spain and, today, Ireland (we're still importing the Irish data, and reckon there's probably something under … Continue reading Major milestone: now over 20 million companies
One of the key issues when you're looking at any big company is what are the constituent parts – because these days a company of any size is pretty much never a single legal entity, but a web of companies, often spanning multiple jurisdictions. Sometimes this is done because the company's operations are in different … Continue reading Introducing CorporateGroupings: where fuzzy concepts meet legal entities