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Newspeak House

133 Bethnal Green Road

Shoreditch

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E2 7DG

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Help us bring our diplomatic data to life!

This is a unique opportunity!

Come along with your skills, ideas, and enthusiasm, and help us find the stories hidden in our historical dataset.

  • Where have we had the most female Ambassadors?
  • Did diplomats follow similar career paths, or were they posted at random?
  • How old are diplomats when they die?

The Challenge: To build a tool or a prototype to navigate the diplomatic list data (see below).


The Prize:

  • the chance to see your idea become a live product, with the help of FCO experts
  • a private tour with our expert historians of the FCO King Charles Street building in Whitehall
  • a chance to win Palmerston memorabilia and potentially meet the infamous feline himself


Everyone is welcome, experienced developers and total beginners alike. Register as an individual or come along as a team*

Don't miss out - register early, as places are limited.


The Data:

We are publishing a list of all the British diplomats to work for us overseas from 1782-2015. You can also use any other data or information sources you can find from anywhere to help develop your ideas.

We will be looking for bold and innovative ideas for navigating, using, and presenting the data, as well as designs which are easy to use and accessible for a wide range of people.


The Event:

Hacking and building: Friday 28th September 18:00-23:00 & Saturday 29th September 09:00-16:00

Pitches and Judging: Saturday 29th September 16:30

Prizes awarded: Saturday 29th September 18:00

Closing date: Monday 24th September. Numbers are limited.

* Please note: if registering as a team all members need to register on Eventbrite, indicating they are in the team.

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