Archive for August, 2006

Talk in Helsinki this week: the Open Data Movement

August 13th, 2006  |  Published in events

UPDATE: video from the talk, expertly shot by Jyri Engestrom, is now available.

I’m heading to Helsinki in a few days for the next Thinglink workshop. My lovely hosts Ulla-Maaria and Jyri have organised a chance for me to give an Aula talk on “the Open Data Movement”. I’m honoured to be part of a series that has included Ben Cerveny, Henry Jenkins, Joi Ito and Lawrence Lessig.

Here’s the invitation:

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Extended trip to San Francisco

August 6th, 2006  |  Published in misc

The nice people at O’Reilly invited me to Foo Camp this year. On August 24th I’ll be packing up my bags and leaving Amsterdam for sunny California.

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Using Omnigraffle to visualise Rails model associations

August 2nd, 2006  |  Published in rails

This week I’m doing some Rails consulting work for a company that’s already developed and deployed a major application. Getting to know a new codebase takes a little time and every diagram or visualisation helps. To help me understand their ActiveRecord model relationships, I knocked together a quick script to scan the associations between models and output it in the Graphviz DOT format.

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