The recent Unconference on Open Data Camp UK in Winchester was the first gathering of Open Data enthusiasts for them to swap ideas, knowledge and to exchange data and to thrash out some of the technical issues of databases. The …

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One of the sessions I lead at Open Data Camp was “Open Data Horror Stories” – we talked about some of the disasters we’ve had when requesting or using Open Data. This lead on to a session ran by Gaia …

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Liveblogged notes from the feedback session closing Open Data Camp 2015 Acts of ?Deity Rain! Bad rain! Logistics Too many t-shirts Too much food Maybe stuff with a longer life to make it easier to donate No milk for tea …

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Warning: Liveblogging – prone to error, inaccuracy, and howling affronts to grammar. This post will be improved over the course of a few days. A session sharing handy open data tools that participants have built or found that might just …

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Warning: Liveblogging – prone to error, inaccuracy, and howling affronts to grammar. This post will be improved over the course of a few days.   Gaia Marcus has been working on a dashboard to show the scale of youth homelessness …

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This has been liveblogged. Sorry for mistakes, they’ll be fixed. The concept of data literacy is touted as the be-all-and-end-all solution to all information issues, but it’s pretty loosely defined, and may not be entirely viable for the wider public. …

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  The gamification of big data is what Ellen Broud and the Open Data Institute are exploring with The Open Data Board Game Project. Broud with her Australian brogue used her Saturday morning session at ODcamp to crowdsource ideas for what …

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A cathartic session of data ranting, where Open Data Camp attendees shared their data horrors under the Chatham House rule: Horror: A PDF full of screenshots Looking for the location of fire hydrants? If you make FOI requests, you’ll be …

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