I reported in December that there was some hope of a hack event to try and open up the enormously rich and impactful courts listing data from magistrates courts. Sadly this has been spiked as we hit a bureaucratic obstacle. Officials, without any … [Read more...] about Courts listing data – one step back
Here's an idea for today's #floodhack that would help people organise to prevent future floods by lobbying the people whose actions have led to the flooding: create a web service that allows people in low lying, flood risk areas find and lobby the … [Read more...] about Let #floodhack inform and organise people to take action against people who can prevent future floods
Officials from HMCTS and MOJ will help organise a hack day with listings data from the court service. This follows a meeting between members of the Crime and Justice Sector Transparency Panel and officials on Friday 6 December. The panel had asked … [Read more...] about Magistrates and Crown Courts listings as open data – hack event coming….
I do like open data but the recent talk of big data puts me off - implicit in the language, although often inadvertent is the implication that you have to be big to get this stuff working for you. It makes me feel excluded - I am just a little guy … [Read more...] about Small data helping in your neighbourhood – anyone can do it
Can communications professionals help reinvent what it means to be an elected representative? If that question strikes you as Sir Humphrey calling the shots in a Yes Minister style scenario, the discussion captured here on video about the role of the … [Read more...] about CommsCamp13: Communications unleashed, gender issues and open data
A delegation from the Brazilian government is in Britain at the moment finding about more about UK’s experiences with open data and the implementation of the Freedom of Information Act. They are visiting a wide range of people in the UK and went to … [Read more...] about Focus on UK's open data experiences from Brazil