Interoperability, Open Standards and APIs

I recently attended GDS Tech Talks: Interoperability and Open Standards. Here are my notes on the sessions I attended. What’s new in Web Standards? – Dan Appelquist Dan is Samsung Internet Director of Web Advocacy, co-chair of the W3C Technical Architecture Group and Open Standards Board member. Connections between the web and your device:  WebNFC […]

Build a food bank API – part 3

Read part 1 or part 2 of this project to find out the background to this post. The API now exists online. Here’s an example request for the nearest 5 foodbanks to latitude 52.629958, longitude 1.298408. Results are returned in JSON format, which is machine-readable. I have plans for a human-facing experience too. The service […]

ODI Summit 2019 – summary

A summary of the sessions I attended at the Open Data Institute’s Summit on 12 November 2019 Tim Berners-Lee and Nigel Shadbolt, interviewed by Zoe Kleinman Tim Berners-Lee described commercial advertising as “win-win”, because targeted advertising is more relevant. But “political advertising is very different… people are being manipulated into voting for things which are […]

Open standards- a cross government technical architecture workshop

My notes from a cross-government Technical Architecture community workshop on 29 July, hosted at Government Digital Service. Open Standards are publicly-available agreements on how technology will work to solve a particular problem, or meet a particular need. The Open Data Institute has a useful definition of standards, open standards and open data. Open Standards are […]