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Redecentralize the Web: Event Report

A few weeks ago I went to an unconference called “redecentralize the web“. It was a two day event but I decided to go for just the Saturday as I needed at least some weekend downtime. The venue was excellent. It was hosted at the ThoughtWorks office in SoHo, London. Working wifi, nearly enough coffee, very good food (in 2015 geeks eat kale). My main goal for the day was to talk about the work we’ve done around the autodiscoverable Organisation Profile Documents. Continue reading →

Data Literacy Workshop at #WebSci15

This workshop was held as part of the Web Science 2015 Conference in Oxford, on a boiling June 30th. Invited speakers included Jonathan Gray, Director of Policy at the Open Knowledge Foundation, Katelyn Rogers from the School of Data and James Stewart from the Government Digital Services team. The panel was moderated by Sir Nigel Shadbolt, one of whose tweets about the workshop was retweeted 28 times! https://twitter. Continue reading →

The era of “big data analytics”

While it may sound like a buzzphrase, there's no denying that we are well and truly in the era of big data analytics. An ever-increasing portion of our daily lives, business and social relations are mediated by digital platforms and computational processes. The implications of these changes are both dramatic and subtle, and we are still only beginning to understand them. Continue reading →

Microsoft and British Council Deep Learning Event, Kuala Lumpur

I'm on my way to Kuala Lumpur to talk about MOOCs and Curriculum Innovation at an event organised by Microsoft and the British Council. UPDATE 13th May - Storifys of tweets from the #ASEANDeepLearning event have now been added below the slides. 1. For the panel discussion (Monday 11th May) http://www.slideshare.net/lisaharris/integrating-deep-learning-skills-into-the-curriculum 2. For the keynote (Tuesday 12th May) http://www.slideshare. Continue reading →

Web Science Public Engagement Lecture

Web Science iPhD students are hosting a Public Engagement Lecture to discuss a series of Computational topics as they relate to the socio-technical nature of the World Wide Web. Web Science explores the technologies, policies and practices of the interchange of data, information and knowledge, on the web in a cross & multi-disciplinary fashion. Students come from many different backgrounds. Continue reading →

The first UK Open Data Camp, Winchester

As the first ‘unconference’ I’ve attended, I was initially nervous that sanctioned chaos was about to break out. Thankfully, due to a deceptively laid-back but in fact highly efficient organising team, everything ran like clockwork. Subjects were not arranged in advance but any attendee was free to run a session over the two days, ranging from organised presentations to more open facilitations of discussion. Continue reading →