The data.gov.uk project grew out of the consultancy from Sir Tim Berners-Lee and Professor Nigel Shadbolt to Gordon Brown and his Digital Engagement Team. Richard Stirling has helped spear head the project that had its beta launch in January 2010. Working closely with the Central Office of Information and the Office of National Statistics, Richard has brought data.gov.uk from its concept idea through to a successfully launched public website, with hundreds of new open datasets being added weekly. Richard's talk will cover getting the data.gov.uk project off the ground, highs and lows, and the logistics surrounding such a high profile piece of work both from the eyes of the Cabinet, and the public. Richard will also discuss the future of data.gov.uk and learnings from the project. This session will be the one to talk about why (not) RDF/XML/linkedData/WebServices etc in.
Also in this slot:
legislation.gov.uk - built on the API - John Sheridan
by Lisa Evans
It has been a big year for WhereDoesMyMoneyGo.org. The release of the COINS data earlier this year lets us see how public funds are spent in more detail than ever. With the public sector facing the "longest, deepest, sustained period of cuts to public services spending at least since World War II", it is critical that citizens are able to put these into context and to understand how they will be affected. The WDMMG team will talk through what they have been doing to piece together where money is spent across government, and will give a sneak preview of what is coming in future releases -- ranging from new visualisations by David McCandless to new mini-apps to help explore and gather spending data.
by Rob McKinnon
Rob McKinnon's new project
11th September 2010