A site about how community groups and charities can make the most of data and open data to do something useful. Focused on Birmingham, relevant everywhere.

Archive for June, 2009

David Cameron gives examples of how you could use public data. (if it was available that is)


I was reading David Cameron’s speech at the Imperial College London yesterday titled ‘Giving power back to the people’ and he actually managed to pull out some nice examples of public data use or rather, what is possible. He even used the word ‘mashed up’, which hopefully means the word has been slightly demystified.

New York rewards coders who write new things with public data


This morning Mayor Michael Bloomberg kicked off the Personal Democracy Forum—a conference about the intersection about technology and politics—by announcing a new annual competition that awards cash prizes to Web developers who come up with innovative Internet and mobile applications using city data. Mr. Bloomberg also said he’d take the grand-prize winner out to dinner. […]

Next Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery – Wed 15th July


Having sprouted a local surgery in Acocks Green (and the idea spreading even further to Brighton), the original Birmingham Social Media Surgery returns to Fazeley Studios for another session of free help and advice for Birmingham based voluntary and community organisations wanting practical help with getting their heads around social media. When & Where Next […]