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Hackitude gets down and dirty with data

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Over the weekend a small tremour was felt across Birmingham. The distinct rumble was caused by a group of web developers, data hackers and HTML magicians who had gathered to do something wonderful – and the result was explosive. Held at the Aquila TV studios, Birmingham, Hackitude took place from Friday 11 to Sunday 13 […]

Balance Your Bobbies

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Balance Your Bobbies is a new web initiative from North Wales Police which allows the public to let the police know what they think are the areas of importance for their local police to focus their resources on for their ward. You put in your postcode, and drag the bobby helmets on a scale to […]

Rounding up a team of local data enthusiasts


Will Perrin from Talk About Local in a recent blogpost has said he’d like to get together a number of people who are interested in opening up local government data for creative use. This group will meet-up with a government team looking into stimulating application of local government data sets. He invites those who want […]