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 the ‘Data’ Category

Some links on open data, government and charities – Jan 2015


(First published here) The BBC Reports that ” The UK government is the most open and transparent in the world, according to global rankings looking at public access to official data. But web inventor Sir Tim Berners-Lee, whose organisation compiled the table, says the country has “a long way to go” before it has a […]

Social Media Surgeries for data and open data skills.


Could your community group or charity be more effective if you collected information in different ways, used it better, shared it with the right people?¬† Would it help if you could more easily find information that government has about the places¬† or perhaps the people you are trying to help? We are experimenting in Birmingham […]

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 […]