We’ll be going to Leeds on Thursday October 28th and we’re currently negotiating venues and dates in Cardiff, Dublin, Belfast and Glasgow.
ScraperWiki is thrilled to announce its next event for journalists and programmers: Hacks and Hackers Hack Day Manchester, a chance for web developers and designers to pair up with journalists and bloggers to produce a number of projects and stories based on public data.
Liverpool John Moores University Open Labs has just released a video of our Hacks Meet Hackers event that took place in Liverpool last month. The video gives a flavour of what happened when journalist, bloggers, software developers and artists came together to work on interesting and novel ways of exploring and using public data. You […]
We’ve always intended that ScraperWiki itself should be open source – philosophically it doesn’t make sense for a collaborative code wiki for working with public datasets not to be. More practically, letting anyone see our developer tools means you can also access our bug tracker, so you know what we’re working on and what issues […]
Health, education and leisure facility data came under scrutiny from Birmingham programmers and journalists at last Friday’s Hacks and Hackers Hack Day.
Last Friday we hosted the second of ScraperWiki’s Hacks and Hackers Hack Days – in Liverpool, sponsored by Liverpool John Moores University Open Labs and the Liverpool Post & Echo. It marked the start of the ScraperWiki UK tour, with plans for events in Leeds, Manchester, Glasgow, Dublin, Belfast, London and Cardiff.* We had a […]
For non-programmers, a first look at ScraperWiki’s code could be a bit scary, but we want journalists and researchers to make use of the site, so we’ve set up a variety of initiatives to do that. Firstly, we’re setting up a number of Hacks and Hacker Days around the UK, with Liverpool as our first […]
We’re happy to announce we’re running a Hacks and Hackers Hack Day in Birmingham, sponsored by Birmingham Science Park Aston, Digital Birmingham, the National Union of Journalists and NHS Local. It will take place on Friday July 23, 2010 from 9.30am to 8pm at Birmingham Science Park Aston Faraday Wharf, Holt Street. The *free* hack […]
We’re happy to announce our next Hacks Meet Hackers event, to take place in Liverpool on Friday July 16, 2010 from 9.30am to 8pm at the Arts and Design Academy. The *free* hack day, sponsored by LJMU Open Labs and Liverpool Daily Post & Liverpool Echo, is for both developers and journalists. For additional sponsorship […]
James Ball Last week saw big steps forward in public data: on Monday, Prime Minister David Cameron wrote to all government departments, setting out a timetable for the release of a swathe of official datasets. On Wednesday, the first two (senior civil service pay and MRSA infection rates) appeared – but the real meat came […]