The favourite suggestion from the Open Data meetup was having local tech projects/companies spend 5 min each talking about what they’re up to. So let’s do it.
Who knew South London was such a hotbed of interesting tech!? We’ve got a great line up.
Paul and Chris from Folk Labs have worked with Herne Hill Forum to redesign and relaunch their hyperlocal community site, built on Open Local – an open source Drupal distribution. They’re also working with the Council to build Connecting Communities – a system to connect Lambeth’s community websites with the Council and the wider civic technology sector. @folklabs
Siôn works on nature at Friends of the Earth. It’s a critical moment for nature and, building on the hugely successful Bee Cause campaign, they’re exploring how data can be used to engage people using a map tool they’ve open-sourced and other means. @wwwfoecouk
FoodTrade – winner of the Nesta ODI Food Open Data Challenge. FoodTrade www.foodtrade.com is a site that aims to map the food system to enable shorter, more transparent and sustainable supply chains. Food buyers and sellers register on the site so they can discover market opportunities. @foodtradehq
Habitat – Habitat is a proof of concept, self hosted, personal datastore, a kind of external brain like google now. It stores your location and lets you write rules over that data using ‘cucumber tests’ – things like “When I am in a “park” and the weather looks like “rain” Then send an sms ‘RAIN!!!'” @richardjpope
Astec Solutions is an early years consultancy and the creator of Prism, the most comprehensive nursery management solution around. We use technology to make the life of the nursery professional much easier, collecting and turning data into insight that both improves childcare quality and boosts business. Visit us at www.astecsolutionsltd.com to find out more or say hello @AstecEY