SXSW Finito

My final day round up before I walk the streets until it is time for my flight :) Final session count: 22 See the full list here. It ended up being a real mix of government, civic tech, entertainment and a little bit random. The biggest disappointment was Harry Knowles – I’ve loved Ain’t It […]

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SXSW – the story so far.

It is Sunday morning. I’ve been here since Wednesday evening so here is my half-time report. Sessions attended: 10 I’ve been to talks by Al Gore, Tim Ferris, Harry Knowles, Biz Stone and Robert Kirkman as well as smaller talks about Wikipedia vs PR, how politicians on the world stage use Twitter, the US State […]

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February [month note]

February has been the classic ‘game of two halves’. Basically before and after we started the Beta in earnest. The first week was dominated by a trip up to Durham for a really interesting and useful meeting with the team at Nomis – one of the ONS satellite sites that supports ‘small area data’ (which […]

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My Ambitions for the Beta

The development team is in the building and the tip tapping of coding on custom keyboards fills the air so it is about time I tried to articulate some personal ambitions for this project. [These aren’t necessarily the corporate objectives – though there is some cross over and clearly our commitment to ‘user driven development’ […]

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My SXSW Schedule [Beta]

I have no idea if there is any point to this as I’ve never been to SXSW and to be honest it all sounds pretty intimidating. I have no clue how long it takes to get from one venue to another or just how many sessions it is sensible to try and take in on […]

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