Weekly StandUp #29: What Happened at OpenCorporates

This post is the part of a weekly blogpost series updating you on what’s going on at OpenCorporates this week. Want to help us get more data? Claim a mission!


Data the OpenCorporates team is scraping… from the Data team
Peter has been looking at importing data from Panama, Jersey and other company registers them while Shyam worked on a migration plan for MySQL.

New Features!
We have Advanced Search. Have you read our blog? http://blog.opencorporates.com/2015/08/26/introducing-opencorporates-advanced-search-powerful-than-ever-before/

5 word update on what mysterious problem solving they are up to…. from the Dev team
Lukas: Testing the advanced search
Peter: Showing full company snapshot
Seb: Catching up after holiday

Community Update…. from Peter & Hera
Here’s an excellent story by Richard Smith on scams involving the corporate group “London Capital”: http://www.nakedcapitalism.com/2015/08/london-capital-and-the-bryan-cook-thomas-yi-scam-spree-2010-to-2015.html

Hera participated in the Open Government Partnership UK’s Anti Corruption group and Chris was also present for the Procurement group.

The next #FlashHacks is…
London, 15th September, 5.00 – 9.30pm >> Join Us!

Want to host your own #FlashHacks? Get in touch hera@opencorporates.com.

Tweet of the Week

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What else?

  • Seb made vegan meringues with chickpeas (as a substitute for egg)!
  • Hera had a short trip to Paris! Here’s a picture:
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