API Days

In my last post I at least tried to make the case for; Publish for humans, all of the humans. But don’t forget the machines. This time I’m going to talk a little bit about what we might get from those machines — because I’m not convinced it is always what people are expecting. While it can … Continue reading API Days

A hobbyist hacker, spreadsheet warrior & an API advocate walked in to a pub…

..and they all tell the bar staff they can’t pour a pint. That is basically the life of being a data publisher at the moment. Leigh has written a great post about ‘Who is the intended audience for open data?’ where he articulates some of the problems and clashes of cultures better than I could … Continue reading A hobbyist hacker, spreadsheet warrior & an API advocate walked in to a pub…

Open Singularity – Civil Service Innovation Challenge

This morning I came across this Civil Service Innovation Challenge that offers the opportunity to win a trip to California to undertake the Singularity University 'Executive Program'. Singularity University is a slightly odd Silicon Valley corporate learning start-up with some big name corporate backers and some high profile founders. I'm not sure it would usually … Continue reading Open Singularity – Civil Service Innovation Challenge