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City of London Budget App Contest 2011


I am very happy to announce that the City of London and UnLondon have joined forces to launch an open data/open government city budget app contest. The contest has $5500 worth of prizes and there have already been two big events. The budget data is the latest addiction to the growing list of city data. [...]

Global Open Data Hackathon


Where: Unlondon UnLab When: Saturday, December 4th – all day! Why: Because our city’s budget should be accessible to everyone. This hackathon will be a little different. We’re creating an API to interact with the data, so hackers can spend their time creating ways to view, manipulate and interact with London’s city budget. Programmers will [...]

London’s First Open Data Hackathon


The weekend of September 25th, 2010 we’ll be hosting our first hackathon at unLondon‘s new unLab. We’ll be working out the details over the coming weeks but the idea is to hack together an application to help people find and remember their garbage pickup days. Why garbage? Two other Canadian cities – Ottawa and Vancouver [...]

Geek Dinner – August 4, 2010


The first Wednesday of every month social media enthusiasts and other London techies get together for Geek Dinner. This month you can find us at Gigs Grillhouse (420 Talbot Street at Carling). A number of people from the Open Data community will be there as well as organizers of PodCamp London, PhotoCamp London, ChangeCamp London [...]

Open Data Initiative goes to City Council for Approval


On July 26th London’s Open Data initiative will go before London’s City Council. There are a couple of things on the agenda before it comes up for vote but these should go through rather quickly I’m told. If all goes well we can expect it to come up for discussion/vote between 5:15pm and the dinner [...]