Author Archives: markbraggins

About markbraggins

I’m interested in lots of things, in no particular order: society, politics, public services, open data, technology (and what you can do with it), wildlife, photography, the countryside, and long distance walking.

Announcing Open Data Camp 5

This post was originally published on the Open Data Camp blog We are delighted to announce that Open Data Camp is returning once again. Open Data Camp 5 will be the weekend of 21/22 October at Queen’s University Belfast, in … Continue reading

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Revisiting ‘free’ Twitter reporting and analysis tools in 2016

In January 2012 I wrote  Ten of my favourite reporting and analysis tools for Twitter. Lots of people commented and suggested their own favourites, so a couple of months later I wrote a follow-up, imaginatively entitled Ten (more) of my favourite reporting and … Continue reading

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Pez Machines delivering self-driving cars, and other musings

This is the third instalment in a series of posts about transport in the future. The previous ones are: What does the future hold? [Transport] Thinking aloud: Back to the Future [of Transport] I have no idea how many I’ll write on this … Continue reading

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Thinking aloud: Back to the Future [of Transport]

A few days ago, I blogged: What does the future hold? [Transport], in which I began thinking aloud about what transport might look like in the future. It followed a Twitter conversation with John Murray and Caroline Robinson, and was prompted by Rob Price‘s article in … Continue reading

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What does the future hold? [Transport]

John Murray shared an interesting article this morning Aggressive drivers are going to bully self-driving cars https://t.co/PQelE0nvAV via @sai — John Murray (@MurrayData) October 23, 2016 The gist of the article is that – whilst autonomous vehicles can be instructed to take … Continue reading

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Thoughts about Talk About Local #TAL16

Last Saturday I left the house in the dark, and caught the first available bus. It had to be something good to get me out of bed that early in the morning at a weekend. It was… Guess where I am today? #TAL16 … Continue reading

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A look back at Open Data Camp 3: After the Watershed

This post was first published on the Open Data Camp blog. It’s several weeks since the third UK Open Data Camp. In case that means nothing to you: Camp ‘Camp’ is a term commonly used to refer to an ‘unconference’, which … Continue reading

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Open Data Camp: Hitting the road again

This post was originally published on the Open Data Camp blog. We’re back First, there was Open Data Camp, in Winchester (Feb 2015). Then, came Open Data Camp 2, in Manchester (Oct 2015). Guess what’s coming next…. Correct! Back on … Continue reading

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Using Data as a policy maker – Pt1

This is the first in a series of posts about an event: Using Data as a policy maker, which was held in Winchester, in November 2015. This post first appeared on the Open Data Aha! blog. Using data for policy … Continue reading

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Demonstrating the value of open data – GP Pressure Map

I was really pleased to see GP Pressure Map featured on the BBC’s South Today programme on 31st March. GP Pressure Map – part of the Open City Data Platform – was one of the “highs” I mentioned in my final … Continue reading

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