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  • dpm the command-line ‘data package manager’ now supports pushing (Tabular) Data Packages straight into a CKAN instance (including pushing all the data into the CKAN DataStore): dpm ckan {ckan-instance-url} This allows you, in seconds, to get a fully-featured web data API – including JSON and...
  • 01 September 2014 Stefan Urbanek

    Bubbles: Python ETL Framework (prototype)

    Introduction and ETL The abbreviation ETL stands for extract, transform and load. What is it good for? For everything between data sources and fancy visualisations. In the data warehouse the data will spend most of the time going through some kind of ETL, before they...
  • This post explains our issues at the Portuguese open data front when it comes to providing bulk datasets in standard and easy-to-parse ways. It also introduces Data Central, our tentative solution to those issues: a Python tool to generate static web frontends for your data...
  • 05 June 2014 Neil Ashton

    Labs newsletter: 5 June, 2014

    Welcome back to the OKFN Labs! Members of the Labs have been building tools, visualizations, and even new data protocols—as well as setting up conferences and events. Read on to learn more. If you’d like to suggest a piece of news for next month’s newsletter,...
  • At the first International Sports Hackdays in Basel, Sierre and Milan, over 120 developers and designers, journalists and scientists, professionals and amateurs came together to prototype new approaches to make creative use of sports data. They built new types of hardware, new interfaces for fitness...
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