Friday 30 September 2016, 1pm - 2pm
Environment Agency, Horizon House, Deanery Road, Bristol, BS1 5AH
'Accessible data on every politician in the world'
ODI Bristol is linking up with ODI HQ to livestream the Friday lunchtime lectures. Bring your lunch, have a chat - we run the livestream and provide tea and coffee.
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.
Dave Whiteland joined mySociety as a developer over six years ago, and has cut code on a wide variety of projects including FixMyStreet andPledgeBank. 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.
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Every attendee will qualify for complimentary membership of the ODI, and if you sign up by 7th October you'll be entered into the draw to win two free tickets to the ODI Summit on 1st November, along with travel subsidy of up to £200 (for two people).
Horizon House is the Environment Agency's national office in Bristol city centre. Please arrive a little early to allow time to sign in and settle down with a cuppa.