Best practices for publishing data

This presentation is given by Hjalmar Gislason of DataMarket. Hjalmar start by showing us some of the data already uploaded on DataMarket, for instance on oil production in Libya or everything related to the Netherlands. The data can be explored and shared and most sets are free. So now, the best practices. 1) Use a simple format. Read more about Best practices for publishing data[…]

clearScience: Dragging Scientific Communication into the Information Age

Research has found that 54% of all studies cannot be reproduced, due to missing software, data or methods, even for highly cited papers from high impact journals. So, why can we do? We must try harder, was recently proposed in Nature, and the speaker agrees. The problem is with the incentive: publish or perish. Publishing Read more about clearScience: Dragging Scientific Communication into the Information Age[…]

Open Data – a new tool for government

John Sheridan of The National Archives is going to talk on their efforts to use open data of legislation at UK legistation database.  They have added an API on this database, so people can build upon it and this actually happens! There is an iPhone app with which you can look at legislation. Not made by Read more about Open Data – a new tool for government[…]

Where’s the Missing Data?

According to Ben Goldacre, the first randomized trial is in the Bible: Daniel was forced to eat the king’s meat in order to become stronger. He refused, saying he only wanted to eat vegetables and proposed a trial in whether the king’s meat was actually making people stronger (It didn’t) This was published in the Bible “a Read more about Where’s the Missing Data?[…]

Discovery-driven Design in Social Games: Techniques, Processes, and Problems

The field of gaming is changing lately, with concepts like social, mobile and free-to-play, this has led to success for some like OMGPOP, however, recently the ‘poster child’ of social gaming, Zynga, took a big hit. Successful companies in the field of social gaming are doing data analysis. It is said that Zynga hired 10 people Read more about Discovery-driven Design in Social Games: Techniques, Processes, and Problems[…]