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Team ScraperWiki has been in London today, at the Strata Conference. A trip organised late in the day after I received word that my Ignite talk had been accepted. For those unfamiliar with the Ignite format, it’s 5 minutes, 20 slides with strictly 15 seconds per slide – a headlong plunge. The event was hosted […]

Data Science London 12th June – a speaker speaks

Data Science London run an approximately monthly programme of evening events comprising short talks, beer and pizza. Last week I was invited to give a talk on Scraping and Parsing PDF using Python. The venue for these events is the Westminster Hub in central London – we were diverted in our approach by the premier […]

European Data Forum Dublin 2013…what was it all about?

It was not an accident that the 2013 European Data Forum was held in Dublin given that Ireland’s presidency of the Council of the European Union runs until June 30th. The venue was Croke Park Conference Centre which over looks Ireland’s premier sporting stadium and an historic landmark. It was organised by the Digital Enterprise Research Institute (DERI), […]

Newspapers, advertising, revenue, innovation

A couple weeks ago, I joined the 110-year-old WAN-IFRA at their annual Digital Media Conference at the swish ETCVenues’ 200 Aldersgate London pad. The organisation has become the voice for the worldwide community of newspaper publishers, and the DMC was a truly international affair with 37 countries from all five continents represented. Senior executives see […]

data-driven london week

Most mornings this week, I awoke in the mystical land of Hackney, and battled hordes of hipster-cyclists to make my way to the Google Campus – a refuge of data-folk. At least, that’s how I like to remember it. As I blogged last week, several ScraperWikians attended and spoke at a range of events, all […]

Big Data Week Events

Next week, a plethora of organisations, hackers and data scientists are celebrating “Big Data Week,” and the ScraperWiki team will be taking part in London. We will be supporting the DoES Liverpool exhibit at the Internet of Things stream of Internet World at Earls Court (#internetworld2013). Francis will also be giving a talk at 1:30 […]

Young Rewired State: 2013 Festival of Code

Guest post by Kaitlin Dunning from Young Rewired State Young Rewired State is a network of software developers and designers aged 18 and under. It is the philanthropic arm of Rewired State and its primary focus is to find and foster the young children and teenagers who are driven to teaching themselves how to code, […]

A visit from a minister

You may have heard from twitter that last Wednesday, Nick Hurd, the Cabinet Minister for Civil Society, paid a visit to ScraperWiki HQ. Nick has been looking into government data and transparency as part of his remit, and asked if he could come and have a chat with us in Liverpool. Joined by Sophie and […]

World News Media Hackday

(#DME13hack) On Saturday, 13 April: Global news media execs are gathering in London to discuss the continuing emergence of digital media at WAN-IFRA’s Digital Media Europe 2013 (#DME13) and we’d like to invite you to influence the agenda with a hack day on Saturday 13th April. WAN-IFRA covered the first Knight-Ridder tablet back in 1994. 20 years later, publishers […]

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 […]

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