This post was originally published on the Open Data Camp blog Open Data Camp is back! We are delighted to announce that Open Data Camp is returning once again. Open Data Camp 4 will be the weekend of Saturday and …

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Hello. I’m James and I’ve been running a quiet Open Data success story up in Scotland and the North for almost four years now. Open Tech Calendar is a website that lists tech events for the community. It started because …

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Southampton Guildhall created by Magic Minecraft Map Maker

I keep intending to write this up as a ‘proper’ post, but haven’t had time, so here’s a quick-and-dirty effort instead: It’s two whole weeks since Christopher Gutteridge and I were interviewed by Xan Phillips on his radio show: The Business on 103.9 …

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This is the first in a series of posts about an event: Using Data as a policy maker, which was held in Winchester, in November 2015. Using data for policy – Aha! Wearing my ‘Open Data Aha!‘ hat*, I teamed …

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It’s nearly two weeks since the second UK Open Data Camp – the unconference devoted entirely to open data. The first Open Data Camp was held ‘down South’ in Winchester, and this time headed ‘up North’ to Manchester. The hosts – Digital Innovation (part …

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This is a slightly edited version of a post originally published on DATA.GOV.UK In my previous post I argued that a combination of ‘chance’ and open data can lead to good stuff happening. I supplied a few examples, and also …

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This post was originally published on the Trafford Innovation and Intelligence Lab blog. In July 2015 we held our first open data surgery. We met a lot of groups and were able to talk to them about the sorts of …

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Gordon Hutchinson was resuscitated with a defibrillator by staff at Trafford Leisure

According to the British Heart Foundation: a cardiac arrest happens when your heart stops pumping blood around your body. If someone has suddenly collapsed, is not breathing normally and is unresponsive, they are in cardiac arrest. The most common cause …

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It’s difficult to predict what services will be like in the future. People move around, there’s an ageing population, and all sorts of other changes might affect the shape and performance of individual services. That doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try, however, …

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Imagine if you could predict the next major flood, days before it actually happens, even down to the exact location where it’s going to take place. Armed with that sort of knowledge: emergency services could plan ahead, arranging for extra …

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