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Archive for June, 2010

Urgent: Sign up for Treasury’s COINS seminar


As I’ve previously written, the COINS database is not just a very significant release of open data, it’s also quite hard to get your head round. With this in mind, Her Majesty’s Treasury is holding a seminar on July 2 2010, from 9.30am to 12.30pm for coders and others who want to understand more about […]

Learning about the COINS database: a few useful links


A couple of weeks ago the government did something really significant. No, it wasn’t anything to do with the Big Society – significant though that may be. It was the release of one enormous database, known as COINS. Essentially COINS (and I do really like writing it in capitals) is the detail on everything the […]

July’s Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery


The July Central Birmingham Social Media Surgery will be on Thursday July 15. It’s back at the usual venue, the Studio, which is at 7 Cannon Street, off New Street. The postcode is B2 5EP. The surgery will take place at the usual times – from 5.30pm to 7pm – and all voluntary and community […]