Signpost to Minecraft Discovery Day

Discovering open data with Minecraft

If you’d told me I’d spend six hours at a weekend event dedicated to Minecraft … actually that would sound totally feasible, that’s pretty much exactly the sort of thing I’m likely to be found doing given half a chance. But this one was special because ODI Devon organised it in collaboration with 2.times do, […]

Bar chart in Minecraft Pi

Playing with data

Over the weekend we were at the Plymouth City Council’s brilliant Data Play event, run by the planning team who are responsible for most of the published open data from the council. At the end of the second day, Saturday, I sat down to write a blog post about what we’d done … it turned […]

Rewiring Local Democracy

Here at ODI Devon there are some things we like a lot. We like data, obviously; we like openness; and we like useful things. So finding out what useful things we can do with open data to support democracy is probably just about our favourite thing ever. This is why we’ll be supporting NotWestminster on the 12th […]

Hot off the press

There’s news on several fronts in this month’s post; following on from the Open Data Forum held on Wednesday we have several announcements to make. But first, have a look at the notes from the Forum itself. This was a fascinating talk not just about the work that Open Addresses are trying to do, but […]

Updates and interesting times

It has been a busy few months, and we at the Loom need to apologise for not blogging as regularly as we might … In our defence though, we have been involved in several very exciting projects. The Open Data Forum last Wednesday was well attended again, and thank you to everyone who came to […]

Reminder – Open Data Forum

Don’t forget our Open Data Forum event is this Thursday 27th February in Exeter (details on our events page . We’ve got a real mix of people signed up so far, and we hope to see as many as possible of you there to start the discussion about what we do next with Devon’s data.

Step into the light

In  all the excitement, we forgot to talk about who we are … The Devon Data Loom was set up for two reasons: the first was to create a landing page for the community side of the Cloche project. As the team are on a lean start-up accelerator, we have to do things quickly and […]

Getting to know you …

No, we’re not going to sing. This is the first post to say hello to everyone out there, and we hope you’ll get in touch and tell us how we can help you. If you’re looking for data to crunch, trying to get help with analysis or presentation, hoping to build an app or just […]