We’re sure that Greater Manchester Police had us in mind when they set about tweeting 24 hours of calls on the eve of our Hacks and Hackers Hack Day Manchester. (Photos courtesy of Michael Brunton-Spall). It proved a fantastic data set to work with at our hack day on Friday 15th October at Vision+Media in […]
Emergency announcement: Digital Birmingham is hosting a transglobal ‘Hackathon’ in Birmingham, facilitated by Scraperwiki and in collaboration with hack events in Edmonton [Canada] and Seoul [Korea], with the aim of building a disaster situation app. BOOK TICKETS AT THIS LINK When? Wednesday 20th October 2010 – 14:00 to Thursday 21st October 14:00. We know this […]
Due to a couple of logistical reasons we have decided to change the venue for our Manchester Hacks and Hackers Hack Day on Friday 15th October. It will now be held at: Vision+Media, 100 Broadway, Salford, M50 2UW (Google Map) Nearest tram is Broadway. There are still a few hacker places left if you would […]
We have another event to announce, as part of Scraperwiki’s UK & Ireland tour. We’re going to Lichfield, Staffordshire! In partnership with Lichfield District Council, we’re holding a hacks and hackers hack day at Best Western the George Hotel 12-14 Bird Street, Lichfield WS13 6PR on Thursday 11th November (*note venue change*). The event is […]
Data for data’s sake is no good, it’s what you do with it that matters. To make it easier for everyone, not just programmers, to reuse the data on ScraperWiki, you can now use the new experimental ‘Open in Google Docs’ feature. Clicking the link at the top right of a scraper page will load the data […]
We’re pleased to announce another date on our Hacks and Hackers Hack Day tour. Today, the booking page goes live for our visit to Belfast: Saturday November 13th 2010, at the University of Ulster. Belfast tickets at this link It’s a chance for web developers and designers to pair up with journalists and bloggers to […]
Skillset, an industry body which supports skills and training for people and businesses, wants to hear from journalists and programmers who work in the publishing industry.
Hot on the heels of our Leeds Hacks and Hackers Hack Day announcement, comes Dublin. Today, the booking page goes live for our Irish date on the Hacks and Hackers tour: Tuesday 16th November as part of the Innovation Dublin festival.
Tickets are now available for a new ScraperWiki’s event: Hacks and Hackers Hack Day Leeds, 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.
We’re very pleased to announce the third official ScraperWiki language is Ruby!