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SpeedData: Rob Benson of BEN PCT

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Rob Benson handles E-communications for Birmingham East and North Primary Care Trust. During SpeedData Rob spoke about how it might be quite difficult to get some people within organisations to appreciate the reasons for making data available, particularly within an institution like the NHS where issues of privacy are particularly important. But Rob was taken […]

How we set up a hyperlocal blog in a cafe and made it all about fun

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Recently I got involved in a new blog for the centre of Birmingham called Grounds that has a couple of cool things about it. Firstly, it’s based in a cafe – Urban Coffee Company in Birmingham. Secondly, anyone can join in. That’s probably the best bit about it – because anyone can send a post […]

Collaborative mapping of the Birmingham music scene

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DuringĀ  Birmingham Music Month, Jon Bounds and Jez Collins from the Birmingham Music Archive. Set out to build a map of every Brum-band, musician, venue, record shop, hangout etc. The idea was, to get people to contribute their own content and memories by opening the map for everyone to edit.