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Pentaho does the trick for big data

Events such as GovHack and Code for America have given open data a recent boost in popularity, but the technology behind data integration often goes ignored. Within Brisbane’s robust meetup community is the solution to this divide, the relatively-small Data Warehousing Brisbane run ...

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Hacking beyond GovHack

As this year’s record-breaking GovHack finally winds down, organisers are looking to the event’s future. With a leap from two cities to 11, over 1300 participants and extraordinary media coverage, it makes sense that GovHack is looking to capitalise on ...

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Update: Bardon Bitcoin ATM ready to go

Bardon cafe Kobblers has successfully installed one of the country’s first Bitcoin ATM’s after months of waiting. The Lamassu ATM arrived early in July and was installed later in the month after software developer Paul O’Keeffe conducted repairs. The installation comes ...

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GovHack tests Australia’s access to open data like never before

Nationwide hackathon GovHack saw over 1,200 participants repurpose government data last weekend, pushing the boundaries of both the event and the accessibility of open data. Over 200 teams competed across 11 Australian satellite locations, with 109 participants creating seventeen submissions in ...

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Bitcoin ATM planned for Bardon

Bardon cafe Kobblers is preparing to host one of the country's first Bitcoin ATMs.

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Three reasons Creative3 rocks

The 2013 edition of the Creative3 Forum lived up to the high expectations that it has set for itself in previous years. It is, without a doubt, one of the premier events in Queensland for entrepreneurs and creatives. Anna Rooke ...

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The Queensland Government Open Data Mixer

Data is a platform, not a commodity

Rufus Pollock’s keynote was the highlight of the weekend’s Open Data Mixer event. Pollock gave an entertaining and inspiring talk about open knowledge. The key take away messages were that open data is a platform, not a commodity, and that ...

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Javascript enlightenment at CampJS

Not long ago I was pretty jaded about life as a software developer, and my colleagues could often hear me proclaiming at lunch (in between mouthfuls of leftovers from last night’s dinner), “A commune! We need a coding commune!”. A ...

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API Engine intrigues developers

Eleven months ago, a beer and a handshake kickstarted one of Brisbane’s most intriguing startups, API Engine. Greg Davis, former engineering director of a Brisbane-based software company, was building a fairly hefty API that was a chore to document. His ...

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Jeppesen API could be the bee’s knees for public transport data

Ask a random app developer what kinds of open government data are most valuable and useful, and public transit data usually figures high on their list. Journey planners and bus stop alarm applications are common on the iTunes App Store ...

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