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Using spreadsheets and Google Translate

Thursday November 5, 2015

In one of those ‘blog about it so I don’t forget later’ moments, today I happened to discover something that shouldn’t have surprised me, but which could be pretty useful in the right circumstances – the ability to introduce live Google translations into a spreadsheet. I’m currently working on a project which involves stakeholders from… Read more


An introduction to open data

Saturday October 24, 2015

An introduction to open data

This is an altered-for-the-written-word version of a talk that I gave in several forms in 2015, including at Fronteers (Amsterdam), From the Front (Bologna), and Web In the Woods (UK). If you’d like to hear it in person, or if you’d like me to give a version at your event, please see my speaking page… Read more


Useful conference feedback

Friday October 16, 2015

Walking off stage, my body was processing the usual adrenaline rush and come down combo, I was sweating profusely, and my throat was sore from all of the previous days’ practice and the final delivery. It was 11:45 and I hadn’t eaten a thing all day – I usually try to make myself eat something… Read more


Web in the Woods 2015

Sunday September 13, 2015

Badgells Wood chickens

“I know that this is going to sound incredibly stupid, but I didn’t realise that it would be so… woody.” …I remarked foolishly to organiser Kris Jeary of Squiders as he showed me around our allocated area of Kentish woodland, to be our home for the weekend. In my brain, Web in the Woods, despite… Read more


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