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Adult Social Care Hack Day @Liverpool Science Park

…a guest post by Max Zadow On the Friday the 26th of October a room full of technologists, social workers and social care providers sat in a room and worked together to identify ways to create positive change in the Social Care system in Liverpool. For me it was a nervous time, because it had […]

Open Interests Europe Hackathon – London, 24-25 November

guest post by Liliana Bounegru, European Journalism Centre The European Journalism Centre and the Open Knowledge Foundation invite you to the Open Interests Europe Hackathon to track the interests and money flows which shape European policy. When: 24-25 November 2012 Where: Google Campus Cafe, 4-5 Bonhill Street, EC2A 4BX London How EU money is spent is an issue that concerns everyone who […]

The Humble CSV!

It must be rocket science!  The CSV (comma separated values) file has been in use for 45 years, from before men walked on the moon, and it still remains the cheapest and most reliable way to move data from one computer system to another. While hardware and software standards have moved forwards with the technology […]

Digging Olympic Data at Londinium MMXII

This is a guest post by Makoto Inoue, one of the organisers of this weekend’s Londinium MMXII hackathon. The Olympics! Only a few days to go until seemingly every news camera on the planet is pointed at the East End of London, for a month of sporting coverage. But for data diggers everywhere, this is […]

Streets of San Francisco….well Mission Street to be precise…#newshacksf

This Friday June 22nd the ScraperWiki truck will roll across the Golden Gate bridge as part of its ‘Liberate the Data’ quest.  It is with the fabulous support of @MJ_Coren www.majorplanetstudios.org. It’s a big deal as it’s our first co-hosted event and the first time we’ve parked in sunny California.  It is also the precursor to […]

…in data we trust….

We’re in Washington DC, the nation’s capital and US HQ! The city is bathed in spring sunlight, the blossoms are out and there’s a bit of a buzz about the town. The ScraperWiki truck is getting ready to park at The Washington Post on Friday and Saturday for our 3rd major US Journalism Data Camp […]

International Data Journalism Awards….deadline fast approaching..(10th April 2012)

Everybody is talking and trying to do ‘data journalism’ and the first ever International Data Journalism Awards have been established to recognise the huge effort that people are making in this field.  It’s a great opportunity to showcase your work.  Backed by Google, the prizes are generous at €45,000 (over $55,000) to six winners and […]

Telling Stories with Data: Life at a Hispanic Serving University in Texas!

Guest post by Cindy Royal I’m an associate professor in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at Texas State University in San Marcos. We’re just a short distance from Austin, with a large (>34,000 students) and diverse campus. Since I joined the faculty at Texas State, I have been focusing on advancing students’ technology […]

Meet us in St Louis to ‘Liberate the data’!

The ScraperWiki truck will be in St Louis, Missouri this Thursday 23rd February.  The NICAR event is a wonderful opportunity for us to meet the IRE delegates and to understand the on going issues that investigative reporters face when digging up data.  We already have some data sets nominated and these are listed in no […]

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