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 March, 2010

April’s Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery


The next Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery will be on April 14. We had to move it to steer clear of the Easter Holidays, so apologies to anyone who had the original date, April 7 in their diary. It’s at thestudio, 7 Cannon Street, off New Street. It’s also the same night as the Birmingham […]

Local data and the Data.gov.uk site


In January the data.gov.uk site was launched at an event at the Guardian’s headquarters in London. For the unitiated, this site is the government’s attemp, under the guidance of World Wide Web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt, to take data that is in the hands of the government and make it available […]

The gritty truth about data and mapping


How maps and open data can be used to help people learn more about gritting routes in their area