Sites of interest - 11/04/11

Welcome to our regular round-up highlighting blogs, news and ideas that we think might be of interest to the community:

Professor Nigel Shadbolt, a member of the Government's Transparency Board and a founder of, writes on the open data movement and how it can impact business.

Directgov now provides access to Local authorities’ expenditure data, so people not using can find out more about their council’s spending.

The National Archives launched their beta Discovery Service, making it easier to find and understand National Archives records.

Read about the latest Rewired State National Hack the Government Day, where developers got together and created exciting applications based on public sector data.

Find out about the recently-launched 'Making a Difference with Data' project and the Government of Canada’s new data portal.

The Information Commissioner had a seminar about anonymisation and how to avoid any chance of breaching privacy when publishing data.

Finally, this weekend saw LinkedGov’s 36-hour hacking marathon, “Keep Calm and Hack On”.


  1. Comment by Visien posted on

    I like the idea of the developers getting together and coding a few apps, Facebook actually employ a similar idea where they get there staff to have "hackathons" and create new products.

    These not only make great apps but also create a really good buzz around a project.

  2. Comment by Anonymous posted on

    I like the idea too


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