This week I’m at LIFT 2012 to give a talk on Open Data — and also to meet with the great bunch of Swisss Open Data folks!
Update 2012-02-24: Slides up
Open Data: How We Got Here and Where We’re Going
Over the past few years, there has an explosive growth in open data
with significant uptake in government, research and elsewhere. Open
data has the potential to transform society, government and the
economy, from how we travel to work to how we decide to vote. But we
have only just begun down this road, and the going, even so far, has
not always been easy.
This talk will introduce the idea of open data, explain how, and why,
we are where we are today, and, finally, look to the future of the
rapidly evolving open data ecoystem.
8.5/10. A wonderful, moving and surprising piece of film-making. Intriguingingly conceived and beautifully executed.
I’ll be talking at Data Insights Meetup today on the topic of Digging into Open Data.
There has been growing interest, especially in government, in ‘open
data’. This talk will explain what open data is, why it is important
and go on to cover some of the Open Knowledge Foundation’s recent work
in this area.
About the Open Knowledge Foundation
The Open Knowledge Foundation has been a pioneer in the field of open
data since its inception in 2004. It works in a wide array of areas
from sonnets to statistics, genes to geodata. Its open-source CKAN software powers http://data.gov.uk/,
http://thedatahub.org/ and dozens of other open data hubs around the
world. For more information about the Foundation see http://okfn.org/
7.5 (8.5 for genre). Stylish with an excellent lead performance (its pared down presentation and plot had echoes of the classic Point Blank).
Though lacking in any great substance (cf, to say, The American) it consistently held one’s attention from the very first shot to the closing credits — something to be said of very few films of this kind.
Announcing PyWordpress, a Python library for WordPress that provides a pythonic interface to WordPress using the WordPress XML-RPC API:
Along with a wrapper for the main functions it also provides various helper methods, for example to create many pages at once. This is somewhat of a belated announce as the first version of this was written almost a year ago!
Check out the commands::
create_many_pages: Create many pages at once (and only create pages which do not already exist).
delete_all_pages: Delete all pages (i.e. delete_page for each page in instance).
init_from_config: Class method to initialize a `Wordpress` instance from an ini file.
You will need to create a config with the details (url, login) of the wordpress
instance you want to work with::
cp config.ini.tmpl config.ini
# now edit away ...
Read the code documentation::
>>> from pywordpress import WordPress
This covers the last 2 weeks as I did not manage an update last week.
- Mon-Thurs: but in Boston Mon-Tues and travelling back to UK Wednesday
Week of 21st November
Week of 28th November