The Data Summit SF is shaping up to be an amazing event, full of first class speakers. I’ll be introducing them to you one by one in a series of blog posts to get you prepped and excited to see them in person on Oct 30th. First up is the lovely, Matt Sundquist, COO and Founder of popular data graphing and analysis platform Plot.ly. Find out all about him and why he’s excited to be speaking at the Data Summit SF.Read More
Incredible speakers, interactive workshops, a data lab, excellent food, plenty of free booze and - we’ll be honest - some pretty ridiculous dance moves. The first ever London Data Summit was epic! Almost too epic.
In the weeks and months since our event in June, the import team has started to have withdrawals. We just loved meeting all you awesome people and hearing about the cool projects you’re doing with data. It seemed as though there was nothing left to do but organize Round 2 - and it just didn’t seem fair to hog all that action in the UK!
So we've decided to bring the Data Summit stateside...Read More
The Scottish referendum is happening today.
The political debate has all of a sudden erupted into noise and confusion and it made me wonder how people should vote.Read More
I do these webinars not because I like talking about my beard - although I certainly do - but because I love nothing more than helping you guys learn to get data from the web. So when I get something through on the request line, I always do my best to accommodate it! I got quite a few questions about Crawlers last time, so I decided to make this webinar is all about them. I’m going to take you through what one is, how to build one, a few advanced features and then answer some FAQs. But first, a poem from a user!Read More
It’s all well and good for me and load of other companies who work in data to sit here and tell you that you need to be using data in your organization. Big Data is the latest business buzzword, and while the benefits of it can be immense, convincing yourself or your boss to start implementing it into your bottom line can sometimes be a bit of an uphill battle. But, data is important. In fact it’s critical for your business. And it’s you attitude to data, more than any other indicator (like size of Hadoop cluster or number of data scientists employed) that will determine your successful use of it.Read More
This post was inspired by a short presentation I was asked to give this morning at Hill Hofstetter at their most recent Technology Breakfast Seminar. The topics all centered around best practices for raising capital as a tech startup, and having just come off a fundraising round where we secured $3M, it was a topic I’m quite familiar with. This is the second major round of funding I’ve raised and each one is always a major learning experience. In addition to my own experience, I’ve spoken with literally hundreds of other entrepreneurs about the trials and tribulations of raising money. So without further ado, here’s my top 5 mistakes to avoid when raising capital:Read More
A while back I did an online webinar course at the invitation of my friends at The Poynter Institute sponsored by the Knight Foundation and the American Press Institute. The topic was Powerful Data Journalism with import.io. What I wanted to stress in this course is that there is a wealth of information on the web and most of it can be accessible programatically if you have the right tools.Read More
Today’s webinar is all about demoing our brand new Extractor workflow as well as showing you the latest features of our redesigned My Data page. Both have got some pretty slick new functionality and we’ve sped up the time it takes to get data allowing us to create an API in under 60 seconds!Read More
We are very excited to announce that we have released a new, streamlined version of our popular Extractor tool. This version 2.0 in currently in beta and comes complete with a new design and added functionality, making it the fastest and best way to turn a webpage into an API in minutes.Read More
A couple of weeks ago Kristaps, from infogr.am, and I got together to do our first joint webinar on using web data to build an infographic. It got such a great response, that we thought “why not do it again?”. So, back by popular demand, this week I am once again joined by the fantastic Mr. Kristaps to show you how you can get data from the web and turn it into a cool infographic.
Now, we wouldn’t just want to repeat ourselves - that wouldn’t be much fun - so this time we’re doing it with a little twist. One of the key benefits of using import.io, is that we pull data from websites in real-time. This means that you can build an infographic with data that changes regularly and have it always be up-to-date.Read More