Notwestminster Part II

Notwestminster Part II

I spent Friday and Saturday at the second Notwestminster Maker Day and Conference, getting thoroughly immersed in rock and roll local democracy stuff. It was my first Notwestminster but only the second since its launch, which coincided with the start of Open Data...

Describing “government as a platform”

“Government as a platform”, a term originally coined by Tim O’Reilly in 2010, has been a growing topic of discussion in central and local government in the UK, particularly in the past 12 months. The work we’re currently doing with DCLG on Waste standards will hopefully form a piece of the puzzle in supporting the government as platform concept.

Pairing Drupal distributions for stronger networks

Pairing Drupal distributions for stronger networks

Many distributed organisations with local affiliates coordinated by centralised headquarters face similar challenges: how to exchange structured data and aggregate local achievements to present a global picture of their impact. In today’s fundraising environment,...