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The John Peel Time Machine

April 10, 2012 by


Guest Post by Storm’s Mike Ellis Everyone knows the legend that is John Peel—and everyone who knows John Peel knows the Peel Sessions. For 37 years, from 1967 to 2004, a vast range of bands recorded live in the BBC studio – normally laying down 4 tracks; some of them rough and ready, others polished […]

Guest Post: My Society

February 29, 2012 by


By Myfanwy Nixon At mySociety, our goal is to build websites that improve access to civic and democratic rights. is a typical example of that: it’s a simple site which encourages people to take action within their own communities. Got a problem such as a pothole or broken streetlight? Nip onto FixMyStreet, input the […]

Five Stars for Data

February 28, 2012 by


Here on the blog, we’ve featured a series of datasets which might be interesting to you, such as the British Library’s British National Bibliography. We’ve also visited the work of our Data Team in finding and improving published data and making them available through Kasabi. One thing I haven’t talked about here is some of […]

Making Apps

February 20, 2012 by


Over the past few months, we’ve been exploring the world of data-driven applications, from Facebook to mobile services. Following on from our Christmas hacking, we’ve also been working with several developers to help them turn their ideas into applications. Helping developers do great things with data is part of our vision, and we’ve offered financial […]

House-hunting with data

February 7, 2012 by


I’ve been a follower of Anna Powell-Smith on twitter for a while now (mainly because of her work on the Open Domesday Project), but I somehow missed her fantastic life-hack linking house prices with distance from London. On one hand, it shows what coders do to solve real-life problems with multiple sources of data and […]

Kasabi for Facebook Apps

January 12, 2012 by


Just before Christmas, Team Kasabi experimented with Kasabi’s app-driving potential by working on their own applications for a week. Tim posted earlier about his team’s mobile efforts in working on the FoundSound mobile app. I spoke with Leigh who—together with Julian and Benji—explored Facebook’s recently announced timeline. The Timeline lets users create a personal history […]

Europe Offers Data for Developers to Build on

December 13, 2011 by


“Europe’s public administrations are sitting on a goldmine of unrealised economic potential: the large volumes of information collected by numerous public authorities and services.” – European Comission Press Release Europe is planning to open up data, and seems like it is backing plans with serious commitment. The European Commission will publish its own data, and […]

Cooking with Kasabi

November 25, 2011 by


Some people may have noticed a change in the way Kasabi’s documentation is laid out, now that it’s more of a book of API info, help and examples. There is a couple of other new “books” up, and I want to point out the kind of Kasabi cookbook of recipes. The recipes are there to […]

Beyond the Triple Count

September 28, 2011 by


On Monday I gave a talk at the SemTechBiz conference: “The RDF Report Card: Beyond the Triple Count“. I’ve published the slides on Slideshare which I’ve embedded below, but I thought I’d also post some of my notes here. The RDF Report Card: Beyond the Triple Count View more presentations from Leigh Dodds I’ve felt […]

Publishing Data Checklist

August 5, 2011 by


Some publishing tips Lately, I’ve been writing about datasets Kasabi hosts and trying to draw out some interesting facts and uses of each of them. What I’d like to do today is to very quickly point out some things which can make a dataset most useful in Kasabi. As a quick guide, it might raise […]


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