Posts Tagged ‘Open data’

An Open Datastore In A Day

This Saturday is Open Data Day. Data describe the places where we live, work and play and it helps us to understand the world around us. You could be interested in local transport, health or education, our public services create data about all of them. Data can help you hold politicians to account, or it […]

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Open Data Challenge – Celebration event – 5th February

This Wednesday Nesta are hosting the Pitch and Celebration Event for the Open Data Institute’s first challenge series, which focused on Crime and Justice. I’ll be going down to see which of the three finalists have won the grand prize of £40,000 and to hear a little more about the next two challenge areas: Education […]

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Open Data Challenge Series event – 12th-13th October

Bookings are open for people to attend the Crime and Justice Series hack weekend, known as the Creation and Innovation Weekend, which is being held at Nesta in London over the 12th-13th October. This is the competition weekend for the Crime and Justice Series part of the Open Data Challenge Series. We’ve created a number […]

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Transforming Rehabilitation: the open data opportunities

Changes are being made to how people convicted of criminal offences are given help towards their rehabilitation. Some of these changes are going to mean that data, and in particular open government data, have an important role to play. In this post I’m going to outline three of these opportunities, all of which could be […]

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Open Data Institute Crime and Justice series – taking part

Last week I wrote about the Open Data Institute’s first Immersion Programme on Crime and Justice. I’m series lead for this and part of the role means that I’ll be both encouraging people to take part and supporting those that do. As a recap, the challenges that we have set are: How can open data […]

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Crime and Justice: an open data challenge

I’ve recently taken on a really interesting role working with the Open Data Institute. Over the next nine months I’ll be the series lead for their first Immersion Programme where we will be working with developers, data owners within and outside government and other interested parties to help establish some substantial and sustainable open data […]

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Telling stories with 1s and 0s

This was the talk I did at Pecha Kucha Coventry in November last year. It might sound a slightly odd title for a talk that is all about open data, but I was keen to do the whole presentation without using the phrase “open data” once. This was because I was part of an evening […]

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Out and about in November

I’m lucky enough to be involved in a number of events this month. On the 15th November I’ll be going along, and probably talking, at the Chamberlain Forum‘s round table discussion on how open data and communication can help support a Co-operative Council. I’ve been involved in some work on open education data that I’ll […]

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Development Data Challenge – 25th/26th August

Since April I’ve been doing a few days a week working for aidinfo on the International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI). IATI provides an agreed open data standard to which organisations are publishing their aid data. aidinfo are one of a number of supporters of the Development Data Challenge at The Guardian offices at the end […]

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Closing doors on open data?

When the Cabinet Office released its white paper on open data last month I asked this question: So, can I FOI Service Birmingham now? This was because, while the Open Data white paper can be viewed as a continuation of policies which develop our right to open data, we are also going through a period […]

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