A reminder that this Thursday 16th December is the Eurostat Hackday in a number of European cities, including Amsterdam, Athens, Berlin, Edinburgh, and London. More information is available at:

  • From the blurb:

What is Eurostat?

Eurostat is the largest source of statistical information about European member states. It contains detailed comparative information on everything from tonnes of fish caught per year to the length of our railway lines, from how much energy we consume to how happy we are.

What is the Eurostat Hackday?

On the 16th December 2010 a bunch of independent coders, designers and other interested parties in a number of different European cities will gather to brainstorm and build useful and interesting things using the Eurostat data.

How can I join in?

If you’re interested in joining in, please register here:

Representatives from Eurostat will be on hand to help with those working with the data as part of the event.

At the London event we will be focusing on energy and environmental data. A big thank you to the Centre for Creative Collaboration for kindly letting us use their facilities!

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Dr. Jonathan Gray is Lecturer in Critical Infrastructure Studies at the Department of Digital Humanities, King’s College London, where he is currently writing a book on data worlds. He is also Cofounder of the Public Data Lab; and Research Associate at the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam) and the médialab (Sciences Po, Paris). More about his work can be found at jonathangray.org and he tweets at @jwyg.

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