Consulting Spreadsheet Detective, Season 1

I was very pleased to announce my new TV series today, loosely based on real events. More details here in the official press release. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Coming to all major streaming services in 2021 will be the exciting new series: "Turning the Tables". Exploring the murky corporate world of poorly formatted spreadsheets and nefarious … Continue reading Consulting Spreadsheet Detective, Season 1

Lunchtime Lecture: “How you (yes, you) can contribute to open data”

The following is a written version of the lunchtime lecture I gave today at the Open Data Institute. I'll put in a link to the video when it comes online. It's not a transcript, I'm just writing down what I had planned to say. https://www.slideshare.net/ldodds/how-you-yes-you-can-contribute-to-open-data Hello! I'm going to talk today about some of the … Continue reading Lunchtime Lecture: “How you (yes, you) can contribute to open data”

Building best practices for publish sector data

Originally published on the Open Data Institute blog. Original URL: https://theodi.org/blog/building-best-practices-for-sharing-public-sector-data At the ODI we’re big fans of capturing best practices and simple design patterns to help guide people towards the most effective ways to publish data. By breaking down complex technical and organisational challenges into smaller steps, we can identify common problems across sectors and … Continue reading Building best practices for publish sector data

How to open your data in six easy steps

Originally published on the Open Data Institute blog. Original URL: https://theodi.org/blog/how-to-open-your-data-in-six-easy-steps 1. Scope out the job at hand Before taking the plunge and jumping straight into publishing, there are a few things to think through first. Take time to consider what data you’re going to release, what it contains and what the business case is for … Continue reading How to open your data in six easy steps