I was fortunate to attend a neat event today. It was a #mapjam. The idea is that a bunch of people come together from a local area and begin to map out all the things that are happening in relation to their ‘shareable economy’. After a string of interesting introductions, speakers and facilitated discussions the [more...]
With the recent announcement of the Australian Government that it is seeking proposals for joint private-public projects using big data, I thought it would be timely to add to the discussion by posting a clip of Nicholas Gruen outlining his thoughts on Government as Impresario. The AGIMO blog lists a number of articles associated with big [more...]
Both Alex Sadleir and Steven De Costa from Link Digital were invited to participate in this ACT Government Google Hangout on civic hacking and open data.
Link Digital wishes you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! We would like to thank everyone for their support in 2013 and we look forward to another great year in 2014. Our office will be closed from Friday 20th December and will reopen on Monday 6th January 2014. For general issues you [more...]
Unfortunately their blog, with the various clues found there, make it likely that Jelly.co is just a mobile version of fluther.com - maybe with more special sauce. However, I ‘wish’ it was something cooler. For example: The attributes of the Jellyfish are: A group of jellyfish is sometimes called a bloom or a swarm It flourishes when [more...]
Launched on the week before the Caulfield Cup, the new ACTTAB site is built using Drupal 7. Drupal is a free and open-source content management framework written in PHP and distributed under the GNU General Public License. It is used as a backend framework for all of the ACTTAB website functionality, including soap calls and [more...]
In 2014, Red Cross will celebrate 100 years of people helping people in Australia. The Red Cross Centenary website is collecting the personal stories of people who have shared a remarkable history: the power of humanity in action. Volunteers, members and supporters, people who have helped and been helped, can tell their own stories in [more...]
Alex is the primary developer behind Lobbylens. Which, as an online Government 2.0 project, was Winner of the 2009 “GovHack” event and was 3rd prize in the Mashup Australia competition. The Lobbylens project required the integration of several government datasets in an informative way to present complex data in a unique and understandable way. As the head of [more...]