With Scottish Government’s lack of commitment to open data, and a complete misalignment with Civic Society’s wishes, I could not continue to prop up a process that is no longer fit for purpose.
This was a session at SODU2020, the first Scottish Open Data Unconference that took place online 5th and 6th September 2020. The event, as an unconference, was generated by the attendees – with people proposing ideas for sessions which then
A look back at two weeks of Data Fest 19 Fringe events in Aberdeen, and how these fit with the Data Together theme. Plus an inevitable update on my reading (Orwell again).
Day dawned brightly again on day four of the innovation week. Grabbing a cup of tea and some breakfast, we settled down for the first talk of the day. This was from Neil McGuire, a Glasgow designer and lecturer of
Our third day at the Data Lab Innovation Week, kicked off with a very interesting talk on data ethics from Dr. Alastair Morrison from the University of Glasgow’s School of Computing. We were guided by Snook session leaders in the
Have you seen Democratic Dashboard? You really should take a look. This site, set up by the Democratic Audit based in the LSE, has one simple aim: ” … to promote engagement in the electoral process by making an array
Day 1 On a sunny but cool Saturday in February, almost thirty people from as far afield as Edinburgh converged on the Meston Building at Aberdeen University to collaborate on some as-yet-undefined hacks of public services. They came from local
We kicked off CodeTheCity with our first Aberdeen event on 21st – 22nd June 2014 which really couldn’t have been better. We had some 38 volunteers – service users, service owners, coders, designers, bloggers – all of whom turned up
A quick update from Code The City. I’m working with the #MatchTheCity project team. Our aim is to provide some of the data and infrastructure to support other projects – such as #BigSociety. I’ve been working with Dave Morrison, the
As I wrote in my previous post, Aberdeen City Council have joined Code for Europe 2014. Following the international meeting in Barcelona, and ahead of the appointment of the code fellows, the four participating Scottish councils came together in Edinburgh