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OpenUp re-invents, gets its data back

Jason Norwood-Young
Jason Norwood-Young
2020-05-29

Two things of note from OpenUp: First off, it has asked us to tell you that it has rebranded. (We’re not sad to see the back of that egg tbh.) The second is that, in case you wondered where the hell the data portal went, it’s back — this time as a ckan instance so that corporate sponsors who offered it a free platform for a data portal can’t whimsically shut it down because they changed their minds.

You can browse over 200 datasets, which are as eclectic as OpenUp’s various interests.

Get some tasty data…

Jason Norwood-Young
  • Journalist, developer, community builder, newsletter creator and international man of mystery, Jason was one of the first South Africans to really grasp the importance of data in the newsroom and has remained one step ahead of the trends in the field all the way. Even Naked Data was conceived before email newsletters were cool again. But what does that tell you about the measure of the man? Nothing, that's what. He hides the superman CV behind a truly mild-mannered and overly modest persona and is best described as "one of the nicest guys in the business". When he's angry, it is righteously so, and his anger always wears velvet mittens. The true signs of his genius include the ability to create multilingual puns on demand (witness the alternative Naked Data strap "Putting the heita in to data") and the fact that he offered me a job. (AO)

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