Tomorrow is Open Data Day, and if you’re planning on hacking the web with the Open Knowledge Foundation or Random Hacks of Kindness or your own data hack of choice, here’s some fuel for your fight ( and if you’ve already driven our digger then check out the last video on our API so you […]
Because ScraperWiki has a SQL database and an API with SQL extraction, I can SQL inject (haha!) straight into the API URL and use the JSON output. So what does all that mean? I scraped the CSV files of Special Advisers’ meetings gifts and hospitalities at Number 10. This is being updated as the data […]
Chris Taggart is a founder of OpenlyLocal and OpenCorporates. He says “When people ask what I do I say I open up data, sometimes whether people like it or not.” In the beginning he didn’t really expect much to come of his first scrapers “other than maybe being told off by the councils, because all […]
If you’ve been going through our first ambitious tutorial and taster session for non-coders then good for you! I hope you found it enlightening. For those of you yet to try it, here it is. It is a step-by-step guide so please give it a go and don’t just try and follow the answers as […]
Last month we celebrated the final leg of our UK & Ireland Hacks & Hackers tour in Glasgow, at an event hosted by BBC Scotland and supported by BBC College of Journalism and Guardian Open Platform. You can read more about it here. Other coverage includes: Guardian Local (Edinburgh) Guardian Developer blog The BBC College […]
Media reporter Rachel McAthy has produced this excellent video from last month’s Hacks & Hackers Hack Day at RBI. View it on Journalism.co.uk, or below. More on the event at this link.
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.