We’re very excited to announce that we’re helping to organise an international series of events to convert not-very-useful, unstructured, non-machine-readable sources of public information into nice clean structured data. This will make it much easier for people to reuse the data, whether this is mixing it with other data sources (e.g. different sources of information […]
Scraperwiki will be supporting the November Hacks/Hackers London meetup at 7pm on Wednesday 24th November 2010 at The Irish Club, 2-4 Tudor Street, EC4Y 0AA, London. A few tickets are still available, but places are filling fast. Information and booking on meetup.com at this link Schedule 7.00pm: The data journalism behind the Iraq War Logs […]
Tickets are now available for a Scraperwiki hack day at Reed Business Information (RBI) on Monday 29th November in Quadrant House, Surrey, from 9.30am (registration) – 7.30 pm. Reserve your *free* place here B2B journalists, developers and designers are invited to attend the one-day ‘Hacks and Hackers’ event hosted and sponsored by RBI, B2B publisher […]
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 […]
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 […]
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!
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 […]
Health, education and leisure facility data came under scrutiny from Birmingham programmers and journalists at last Friday’s Hacks and Hackers Hack Day.
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 […]