All posts by Max Botten

Open Data Day 2014

Tomorrow is Open Data Day 2014, this is a global celebration happening in cities around the world to support and encourage the adoption of open data policies by governments at the local, regional and national level. We’ve compiled a list of useful open data sources, which you can take a look at here. If there are any …

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Valentine’s Day tweets around the world

Today we’ve been checking out where people have been tweeting about love around the world! We used our tool Mapsdata to visualize geolocated tweets that mention ‘love’ or ‘valentine’. Here’s a snapshot: As well as the cluster view, you can also view tweets as individual points – click on the point and you can see what people wrote. …

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Data Science Resources

There is a new wave of educators and practitioners who are contributing some incredible resources to help aspiring data scientists get up to speed. In this post we’ve collated a few of those resources that we think are not only highlighting the principles, techniques or ethics of data science, but are also helping to shape the …

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Data Innovation Day – Q&A with Sam Leach

Happy Data Innovation Day 2014! If you missed our first blog introducing Data Innovation Day, you can still read it here. In celebration of the day, I quizzed our data scientist, Sam Leach, on all things data – to find out where he thinks the benefits and opportunities lie. Katrina Scott: What first sparked your interest in …

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