As well as meeting up in the day, we’ll also be hosting our monthly meet-up in the evening at the wonderful Makespace.
Makespace is a community workshop in Cambridge for making and fixing things, meeting people, working on projects and sharing skills. Many thanks to them for hosting us!
Our meet-ups are open to anyone who’s interested in hearing more about what we do, and learning about other innovative online projects that are taking place around the local area and beyond.
At this meet-up, we’re really pleased to be joined by the following speakers:-
Peter Murray-Rust: Peter is a pioneer in text mining through The Content Mine, a community of people and machines that aims to extract 100 million scientific facts from the scholarly literature, to make them available to the world for the benefit of everybody.
He believes that content mining has huge potential to make knowledge available to everyone (including machines). This can enable new and exciting research, technology developments such as in Artificial Intelligence, and opportunities for Digital Democracy and wealth creation.
Come along to hear more about the ContentMine project and their future plans.
Hendrik Grothuis and Mike Soper: Hendrik and Mike will join us to speak about their latest research work with Cambridgeshire Insight.
Cambridgeshire Insight is a shared knowledge base for the Cambridgeshire area. It allows users an efficient easy way to access and share data and discover research intelligence about their local area.
It also acts as a valuable planning tool to support strategic planning for the growth and development of services in the county.
Our very own Richard Taylor: Richard is mySociety’s resident parliamentary researcher and his work includes analysing the voting records of all representatives on TheyWorkForYou.
He will talk about his work with mySociety and his plans ahead of the upcoming general election.
So, we hope you can join us for an evening of interesting talks, drinks, pizza and getting to know each other!
When: Tuesday 4th November, 6pm – 9pm
Where: Makespace, 16 Mill Lane, Cambridge, CB2 1RX
How: Add your name to the Lanyrd page: http://lanyrd.com/ccbxwc, so we know you’re coming.
Who: Anyone who fancies it.
NB: Watch our Twitter stream on @mySociety to check for last minute advice if we have moved venues for unforseen reasons.
Photo by grytr (CC)