Win a StrataConf Ticket: Update

February 10, 2012
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##Update: A winner will need to be chosen earlier than announced before, so that the conference organisers know who’s coming, so the winner will be notified on 20th February. Team Kasabi has found itself holding a spare ticket to O’Reilly’s Strata Conference in Santa Clara, California. Strata Conference is the leading event for the people […]

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House-hunting with data

February 7, 2012
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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 […]

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Improving Data: World Air Travel

February 6, 2012
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I recently introduced the Air Travel project on the blog, and am now able to show you the first public version of World Air Travel. This dataset combines information from several sources of data, and the Data Team has created stand-alone sets around specific topics which are also available as Airports and Airlines. We created […]

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Monkigras

February 3, 2012
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Red Monk Brew

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 […]

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Real-Time Data from Amsterdam’s Fire Service

January 31, 2012
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Bart van Leeuwen has been well-known in the world of Linked Data for the past few years, sometimes called “the Semantic Fireman.” His story is easier to remember than many other ambitious discussions of using data to improve effeciencies, I am guessing because of the way it can begin: It is your job to guide […]

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Mobile Monday: Data-Driven Mobile Apps

January 30, 2012
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We will be joining the Mobile Monday February gathering in London to talk about data-driven mobile apps. We’ve been looking into this world, and investigating developers’ needs for useful data; and had a go just before Christmas at working on an app ourselves. So, to explore further, Kasabi are sponsoring the Mobile Monday on 13 […]

Improving Data: Exploring Air Transport

January 26, 2012
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Kasabi’s Data Team are working on a series of data conversion and publishing projects, and one area of focus is air-transport. I will introduce you to some of the ideas behind the project in this post, and ask what you’d like to see in air-transport datasets. I’ll also follow-up with detailed information as new sets […]

Posted in: Datasets
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