5 days, 3 projects – An amazing week in local Open Data

It’s been an incredible week for open data projects in Bath and North East Somerset. Three amazing pieces of work shipped and we are so excited that we’ve just had to tell everyone about it.

Five ways that open data can improve your life (in Bath)

We thought it was high time we put together a list of useful things made by local developers, all of which are powered by open data. Read on to see our short list of free applications. And a call to… Continue Reading →

Case study: Bath Food

Bath Food is one of the earliest uses of open data we’ve seen in Bath, and its elegance and simplicity holds a lot of lessons.

Project recap: VoteTub

Christopher Heward, Cliff Williams and Daniel Pope created a website that aims to help people decide who to vote for in the next general election.

Project recap: BathAlerts

What did you make? A lot of useful information is all around us and updated regularly but it’s either hard to get to, hard to find or cumbersome to explore. We wanted to take the pain out of this and… Continue Reading →

Project recap: Team Gavin

Gavin Bryan used Hacked 2.1 to start work on a mobile app for iOS and Android that elegantly summarises a range of live city data and also provides a feeback mechanism to the council via 311 reports.

Project recap: Team Time Team

Sophie Drake and Andrew Page won our Heritage & History award (£300) at Hacked 2.1 for their work bringing Bath’s plaques to life with timelined photos.

Project recap: Eat A Food

Felix Renicks and Miles Armstrong won Best Shipped Project Award (£300) at Hacked 2.1 for their innovative mashup of Instagram photos and food standards ratings.

Project recap: Bath Timetracks

We encouraged first timers at Hacked 2.1 and were delighted to see this team, who came to be known as “The Two Annies”, form on the day and have great fun shipping their idea. It was artful and playful and we’d love to… Continue Reading →

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