Category Archives: Thoughts

My thoughts about coding and working.

Go Granny Go

The North East is continually getting more involved in open data, but also in the councils working together on the subject. So it was a great privilege when Paul, from Newcastle City Council, invited me to be one of the … Continue reading

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Open Data activity of UK councils

What does it mean to have an open data approach, and what UK councils are doing it well? Before Christmas, Durham County Council decided it was best to learn from others before they considered what actions they take themselves. In … Continue reading

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A Better Nest Opens in the North East

Perhaps the best part of working for myself is that I get to choose where I work. Depending what appears on the to-do list, altering my location and environment can really help productivity. So I’ve built up a mental catalogue … Continue reading

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App ideas for the North East

This should interest motorists in particular, although there is interest for public transport users & city walkers too. The Digital Catapult and the North East Combined Authority (neca) are making great steps to support open data in the region. I’ve … Continue reading

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Notes from a hack weekend

I won prizes!!! That’s a big spoiler for this post, but as I won it seems fair to write about the Tech For Good event that I was at last weekend. There are hack weekends happening frequently around the country, … Continue reading

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OD Camp 2: Edible Giving launches, with a side of map editing

Having found February’s Open Data Camp (#ODcamp) to be really beneficial and rewarding, it was without a doubt that I was going to go along when the organisers brought it closer to home ‘oop North in Manchester. I could only … Continue reading

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Scrum For One

My company often works using the Agile Scrum methodology/practices, but when people know my company only has one full-time employee they wonder how I can make such a claim. Scrum was first defined in 1986 and has been well established … Continue reading

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Investigating Political Data

The upcoming general election is getting into all our minds, as if politics affects everyone’s life. A few weeks ago I was considering how politicians declare certain identities so that certain communities¬†will vote for them, but once elected as MPs … Continue reading

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Open Data Camp

The digital innovative movement is embracing open data at the moment, and Open Data Day usually sees a whole host of events across the UK. This year was even more exciting with the launch of Open Data Camp, organised by¬†a … Continue reading

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Look at my latest project

Being a web developer is descriped as a powerful gift: they get amazing ideas like everyone else but they have the ability to build an implementation of the idea direct from mental notes and see what actually happens. To tell … Continue reading

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