manchester – ScraperWiki Extract tables from PDFs and scrape the web Tue, 09 Aug 2016 06:10:13 +0000 en-US hourly 1 58264007 Video: Hacks and Hackers Hack Day Manchester Sun, 17 Oct 2010 22:37:46 +0000

Hacks and Hackers Hack Day Manchester at Vision+Media in Salford, on 15th October 2010. Filmed (on a Flip) and edited by Joseph Stashko, who has kindly allowed us to re-publish the video here. A write-up of the day can be found at this link.

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Venue change for Manchester Hacks and Hackers Hack Day Fri, 08 Oct 2010 08:31:29 +0000 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 like to sign up:

ScraperWiki’s Hacks and Hackers tour: where next? Mon, 06 Sep 2010 10:48:30 +0000 As we announced earlier this morning, our next Hacks and Hackers Hack Day for programmers, designers, bloggers and journalists will take place in Manchester on Thursday October 15th but more are in the pipeline.

We’ll be going to Leeds on Thursday October 28th and Dublin on Tuesday 16th November as part of the Innovation Dublin festival.

We’re currently negotiating venues and dates in CardiffBelfast and Glasgow.

Watch this space for more details. If you’re interested in getting involved or wish to offer sponsorship, please contact: judith [at]

For an idea of what a Hacks and Hackers Hack Day actually entails, please have a look at our coverage from Liverpool and Birmingham.

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New event: Hacks and Hackers Hack Day Manchester #hhhmcr Mon, 06 Sep 2010 09:05:02 +0000 **Please note venue to change to Vision+Media, 100 Broadway, Salford, M50 2UW. Nearest tram is Broadway.**

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.

When? Friday October 15th 2010 from 9.30 am to 7.30 pm

Where? At Vision+Media, Broadway 100, Salford Quays, M50 2UW (nearest tram: Broadway) View on Google Map.

Who is it for? We hope to attract ‘hacks’ and ‘hackers’ from all different types of backgrounds: people from big media organisations, as well as individual online publishers and freelancers.

How much? Absolutely free, thanks to our sponsors, Inside the M60, Guardian Open Platform, the Digital Editors NetworkVision+Media (supported by the European Regional Development Fund and the Northwest Regional Development Agency), Journal Local and MEN Media, for making the event possible. Refreshments, lunch and evening snacks will be all be provided.

What happens on the day? The aim is to show journalists how to use programming and design techniques to create online news stories and features; and vice versa, to show programmers how to find, develop, and polish stories and features. All sorts of data was scraped and played with at our past events: in Liverpool, projects included mashes of police, libraries and courts data. Birmingham saw lots of health-related projects, as well as scraping of political party donor and leisure centre information.

This four minute video from Liverpool gives you a flavour of the kind of projects that can be developed.

Armed with their laptops and WIFI, journalists and developers will be put into teams of around four to develop their ideas, with the aim of finishing final projects that can be published and shared publicly. Each team will then present their project to the whole group. Overall winners will receive a prize at the end of the day.

NB: We will also be running another event in Leeds on Thursday October 28th 2010. More details soon.

With thanks to our sponsors:

NB: We’re still seeking one more sponsor to get involved. If you think your organisation might be interested please contact judith [at] Or get in touch with any other questions!

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