Friday lunchtime lecture: Creating a web of cats

Friday 25 November 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.

LarryDowningStreetCat2 Larry the Downing Street cat with Rt Hon David Cameron and Barack Obama by Pete Souza, White House Photographer (CC BY 1.0)

Is it possible there aren't enough cats on the web? In this lecture, ODI's Peter Wells explains how a bout of lunchtime whimsy led him to create an open data register of UK government cats. He talks about the tools he used to create the register and dashboard, how people can help collaboratively maintain them on the web and some of the lessons he learnt along the way. He also admits that it wasn't all about cats and talks about how anyone can help strengthen data infrastructure.

About Peter Wells

Peter Wells is a open data policy expert and consultant at the ODI.

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