Friday lunchtime lecture: Accessible data on every politician in the world
Friday 30 September 2016, 1:00pm - 1:00pm
Open Data Institute, 65 Clifton Street, London EC2A 4JE
Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.
The EveryPolitician project's goal is ambitious: to collect, collate and share data on every politician in the world.
Up until now, mySociety – the brains behind the project – have focused on national legislatures, but the team is now actively expanding the depth and width of the data (what is stored, and on whom).
Hear about the joy and pain of working with politician’s data in this lively lunchtime lecture, in which Dave Whiteland will explain exactly what mySociety are doing, how they’re doing it and why.
About the speaker
Dave Whiteland joined mySociety as a developer over six years ago, and has cut code on a wide variety of projects including FixMyStreet and PledgeBank. Dave has spent much time encouraging local partners in countries as diverse as Uruguay, Uganda and Malaysia to set up and run projects based on mySociety's platforms. Now he's an active member of the EveryPolitician team, helping out with data, outreach and bot-wrangling.
The live feed of the talk will appear here at 1pm on Friday 9 September, for those who can’t attend.