We ran an Open Data workshop in Bristol yesterday. The day was kindly hosted by the Pervasive Media Studio in Watershed with attendees from Environment Agency, Apache Foundation, ODI as well as local charities from England and Wales. Thanks to the people who attended for the stimulating discussions. more >
Three cheers: UK is innovating! Despite entrepreneurship being at an all time high, not every person armed with an idea has the technical skill or knowledge to develop their innovations – many end up with pipe dreams of success but without being able to bring it to fruition.
I was reminded why we started the Data Unity project a couple of weeks ago at the first DataKindUK DataDive (thanks to Duncan, Jake and the team at DataKind plus Mozilla for making the weekend happen).
Thanks to the Environment Agency and Ordnance Survey (plus Geeks of London) for organising the env[:hack] event at Bristol Uni. Lots of environment apps were generated in a short space of time using Open Data. People seem really fired up by environment data.