Kasabi at Mozfest

Posted on 10/27/2011 by

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On the 4th, 5th and 6th of November, we’ll be joining with the Mozilla community in London for the Mozilla Festival. Hundreds of developers, designers, and “big thinkers” will gather with the simple expectation of changing the world through the web.

This year’s theme is Media, Freedom and the Web—how can the web can make us more creative, collaborative and connected in an age of broadcasters big and small?

Kasabi is a good match for hackers in need of data, after a home for their data, or interested in Linked Data. I’m drawn to the world of “Data Journalism,” for example, and am looking forward to what this huge gathering will be producing. I caught up with the Festival organisers to tell them why I’m coming along.

The Festival is based on design challenges (more about them here), with an ambition to create world-changing projects. As they put it:

This is one of the largest hackjams you’ll ever see. And if you want to remake the way the media works, or just tinker with emerging web technologies, this is the place for you.

So, a couple of us will be there as “Human APIs” to help with projects and to try and support use of Kasabi. If you’re interested in coming along, there is a registration form here, and you can join with hundreds of developers to take on the different design challenges. If you’re after particular datasets, I’d urge you to get in touch with us soon, so we can help get some sets sorted for you before the Festival hacking begins:

IRC #kasabi (freenode.net)
Me: zb@kasabi.com
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