Turkey’s stolen elections

I have followed the Turkish elections on the night from Sunday to Monday which turned into a gripping account of prime minister Erdogan trying to steal the elections while most of the people were sleeping. Orchestrated blackouts had drawn out the count. The twitter block didn’t prevent activism from spreading but did reduce the reach … Continue reading Turkey’s stolen elections

We don’t need saddles nor do we need faster horses

We just switched over to Slack and we are quite happy with the tool as a replacement for our previous Hipchat setup. It all feels a bit fresher, it’s easier to integrate with the rest of the web and has more functionality and niceties built in. I did have this frustrating twitter conversation with them … Continue reading We don’t need saddles nor do we need faster horses

Week 269: Talks given and posted

The Hybrid Talk I gave the week before is up on Soundcloud. You can listen to it here and see if you agree with our ideas about how a client driven organization can operate without being rubbish. The rest of the week was spent preparing the presentation for NEXT Berlin about Love in Times of … Continue reading Week 269: Talks given and posted

Week 268: presenting on transit and work, talking with Neelie Kroes

This week was marked by a massive sprint on saba which made me miss this year’s Myfest in Kreuzberg, which is annoying but survivable. I did manage to see Ryoji Ikeda’s Data Anatomy on its last day in Tresor. A visually spectacular but thematically flat affair. The next day Stefan Wehrmeyer and I went to … Continue reading Week 268: presenting on transit and work, talking with Neelie Kroes

Friendlier and more open government data

This is an English rewording of a post in Dutch earlier this week just in time for this Reboot session. I’ve recently been involved with several government initiatives to make government data more accessible and to show what’s possible if that data is publicly available. The premise is that if government data is open, developers … Continue reading Friendlier and more open government data

Overheidsgegevens opener en vriendelijker

Ik ben pas bezig geweest met verschillende overheidsinitiatieven om overheidsgegevens makkelijker toegankelijk te maken en te laten zien wat er mogelijk is als die gegevens toegankelijk zijn. Het idee is dat als de gegevens van de overheid open zijn, ontwikkelaars en andere partijen die kunnen hergebruiken en dingen kunnen maken waar andere mensen behoefte aan … Continue reading Overheidsgegevens opener en vriendelijker