Edinburgh September Meetup at SCVO

Our September OpenDataEDB meetup was kindly hosted by the Scottish Council for Voluntary Organisations (SCVO) at their offices in Lauriston Street. We are also grateful to 1partCarbon for generously sponsoring refreshments for the meet-up. Edinburgh Living Lab First off, we heard from James Stewart about a new collaboration between several departments in the University of more »

Our Open Data Meetup at the Scottish Parliament

We were honoured and excited to have been hosted by the Scottish Parliament, who took the opportunity to announce their new open data page at The page is just a starting point and Parliament is looking for suggestions and feedback on how information is presented and what type of data should be included over more »

Our first Open Data Maker Night

Open Knowledge Scotland’s first Open Data Maker Night at TechCube had a good turn out with a great variety of people from different backgrounds and with different interests in making with data. After throwing up some ideas, several groups were formed and here is what came out:  Some people came along to learn more about more »

Open data and innovation in Amsterdam

It was a privilege to meet Ivonne Jansen-Dings, Open Data Evangelist with Waag Society and Katalin Gallyas, Open Innovation Policy Advisor from City of Amsterdam at a recent meeting hosted by Nesta in Edinburgh. The purpose of their visit was to tell us about all the great things Amsterdam has achieved by opening up data more »

NHS Hack Scotland

The weekend of March 23rd and 24th 2013 saw the inaugural NHS Hack Scotland held at TechCube in Edinburgh. Organised by a crack group of volunteers led by Kirstin Leath, a Graduate Management Trainee with NHS Scotland, the weekend went off without a hitch and introduced some much needed enthusiasm into the public sector around more »