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Hacking on the Record

March 20, 2012 by


This weekend, the National Archives are doing something particularly amazing by hosting their first ever hackday: Hack on the Record. They are bringing together developers and experts (from the British Museum, British Library and Wikimedia UK) with the well-said intention of: We want to work with developers who share our interests in history, government and […]

GeoVation and Open Cities

February 21, 2012 by


Last week, Greg Hadfield introduced the Open Data Cities conference, and explained the thinking behind it. Now, I’d like to point out some of the great things happening with geographic data that tie in with the conference’s theme. This Year’s Geovation Challenge from the Ordnance Survey is up and running, and Greg has written about […]

Working With Data: Kasabi Workshop

February 15, 2012 by


We’re putting on a one-day Workshop in London (Venue TBC) on 21st March to help get you working with data. Anyone interested in working with data or Kasabi is welcome to join us, and we will be hacking and coding throughout the day, so bringing your laptop/devices will be helpful. You can register on the […]

Greg Hadfield Introduces Open Data Cities

February 14, 2012 by


By Greg Hadfield Living in a city in the 21st century is a truly remarkable experience. Without exaggeration, it presents an historic opportunity. Humankind has been on the planet for about 160,000 years; cities have existed for, say, 6,000 years; we have used the internet for barely 50 years. We do indeed live in interesting […]


February 3, 2012 by


Monkigras gathered developers in the chairs, on the stage, along the streams of comments for two days and did not struggle to keep the attention of a highly engaged audience. Mixing in free and endless espresso with many varieties of beer were unnecessary in the light of interesting speakers and the vitality of the crew […]

Media, Freedom and the Web

November 10, 2011 by


This last weekend, I found myself wearing a lab coat, meeting people working on some of the most interesting projects on the web, while in the queue to an entirely free espresso bar. And, I kept seeing human-sized foxes walking about and dancing. I was fairly sure I needed to wake up. In fact, I […]

Kasabi at Mozfest

October 27, 2011 by


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 […]

Join us for a Query Barn-Raising

October 10, 2011 by


*Update* Today, we’re  having our first virtual barn-raising event. The goal is to add value to datasets, and today’s task is to contribute useful or interesting queries to as many datasets as possible. There is a new timeline visualisation up on the site, which follows newly-created queries as they’re added. The name of the query-creator […]

Hacking on Culture Data

September 22, 2011 by


Yesterday was spent drinking lots of coffee with a roomful of hackers working on cultural data, and putting together interesting things in the space of a single day. There was a prize in it for teams that built apps using data from Kasabi and were available outside of the room. It’s a good way to […]

Culture Hack Day

September 19, 2011 by


Our second themed hackday is very nearly upon us, and a few spaces have become available. We’ll be meeting up this Wednesday to build on top of cultural datasets in central London. A bunch of datasets that can be hacked upon have been featured here on the blog, and there will be some new sets […]


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