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...

What next for community journalism?

Folk Labs have been working with Herne Hill’s Neighbourhood Forum since 2013 to relaunch their old site. In March we relaunched a new Drupal-based system for them which we call “OpenLocal”.

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.

Connecting community, South London style

Connecting community, South London style

Lambeth’s Connected Communities initiative kicked off with a lively workshop at the Lambeth Impact Hub under the Lambeth Town Hall on 24 September 2014. Folk Labs were there representing both ourselves as well as the Herne Hill Forum and the Lambeth Forum Network....
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,...

Build your local community website with Open Local

Folk Labs are developing a new open source product to support local community groups online. We call it Open Local The vision of Open Local is a software platform that offers key functions needed by a local community. Created as open source software built on Drupal...