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Archive for the ‘Social Media Surgeries’ Category

Marcus Belben giving feedback and the Kings Heath and Moseley Open Data Surgery

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How easy is it to use open data – Surprisingly so, as Marcus Belben tells us after the Open Data Surgery in Kings Heath last night.

Some links on open data, government and charities – Jan 2015

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(First published here) The BBC Reports that ” The UK government is the most open and transparent in the world, according to global rankings looking at public access to official data. But web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, whose organisation compiled the table, says the country has “a long way to go” before it has a […]

Using free tools to survey community groups and then perhaps combining that with open data. An example from BOSF, part 1

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As part of the open data project at the Social Media Surgeries we’ve been working with Birmingham Open Spaces Forum (BOSF) to see if we can find a way of using data to help them in their work. BOSF is a network organisation that aims to bring together all the people in Birmingham with an interest in open spaces – so […]