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WildlifeNearYou talk at £5 app, and being Wired (not Tired)

11th April 2010

Two quick updates about WildlifeNearYou. First up, I gave a talk about the site at £5 app, my favourite Brighton evening event which celebrates side projects and the joy of Making Stuff. I talked about the site’s genesis on a fort, crowdsourcing photo ratings, how we use Freebase and DBpedia and how integrating with Flickr’s machine tags gave us a powerful location API for free. Here’s the video of the talk, courtesy of Ian Oszvald:

£5 App #22 WildLifeNearYou by Simon Willison and Natalie Downe from IanProCastsCoUk on Vimeo.

Secondly, I’m excited to note that WildlifeNearYou spin-off is featured in UK Wired magazine’s Wired / Tired / Expired column... and we’re Wired!

Wired / Tired / Expired column from May 2010 Wired UK