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Six weeks, 77 stories, 84 cities and 350 people

How the Bureau Local team of four grew to a UK-wide collaborative network 65 people came together in five cities across the UK to dig into the database and find stories in their communities Three months ago we launched the

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Open it to fix it

How Nigerians are shedding light on public deals with dataProcurement monitor Nonye Onumonu during a mission to inspect 37 government school contracting projects across Nigeria (Credit: PPDC) On a hot, dry day in February 2017, Nonye Onumonu boards a small wooden boat

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Creative Commons and Hope — How Open Access Journals Helped Me in a Dark Time

I’m bad with linear time. Sometime about two months ago, my daughter was four months old. She was healthy and happy and life was good for our family. When we brought her in for her four-month vaccination, I asked our

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US EPA Orders Turn-Off of Open Data Service on 28-Apr-2017

The US Government’s largest civilian linked open data web service is scheduled to go dark at 12noon US ET Friday 28-April 2017. 23-April 2017 — Last week, after numerous conversations with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Office of Environmental Information (OEI), and various

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Using mySociety’s APIs for #ge2017

If you’re living in the UK, it probably hasn’t escaped your attention that the Prime Minister Theresa May has put the wheels in motion for a UK General Election on June 8th. This means that an estimated 47 million UK

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Trump Presidency Sees Spike in “Open Data Day” Events Across US Cities

After a two-year decline in the number of “Open Data Day” events held in US cities, the Trump presidency has seen renewed interest in organizing the event, and given it new meaning. By Aaron Wytze It’s hard to say what first alarmed

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EPCs in 3D — Help needed!

Buildings in Manchester City Centre (not) coloured according to their energy rating I was going through the recently-released energy performance certificate data, and wanted to join the ranks of people who’ve made awesome things with the data. One of the things I

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A Story About Open Data (and Snow)

Open access to publicly-funded research accelerates discovery and progress By Jen Caltrider, Global Campaigner, Mozilla It’s Tax Day. Let me tell you a story about my buddy Erik, snow, your taxes, and open data. Here in Colorado where I live, people love

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‘Bring Open Data to Your School’: connecting teens with open data in Argentina

With access to more data about their communities, teenagers can use it to shape decisions and plan their futures. Supported by the ODI’s mini-grants programme, the Argentine Government set out to empower young people with tools to find and compare

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Data Pitch: a new Europe-wide data accelerator launches today

Up to 50 startups and SMEs to receive equity-free funding of up to €100k European Commission commits €7.1m into data driven innovation, and €4.8M to directly fund startups and SMEs over the next 3 years Startups will work with data

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