Thursday, January 12, 2017

LOBO Local Finance Hackathon - 14 January

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Through hundreds of Freedom of Information requests, Debt Resistance UK have obtained a dataset of LOBO loan contracts. These are risky and expensive loans miss-sold to local authority by financial institutions, to the detriment of public services.

We've already processed much of the information, but by opening it up to others we can realise its value. So join us on the hack day, to make new analyses or visualisations, to help complete the dataset or just to get to know others working on pressing issues in local finance. 

All of the data will be published online. Some is already there. See the council of Newham as an example:

People with all kinds of skillsets are welcome. We will provide clear step-by-step guides on how to participate for those who prefer it.

The hackathon will be run online so you can participate from any part of the country as long as you have an internet connection. People in London are getting together at Newspeak house in Bethnal Green.

Please join if you are up for it and spread the word!


Sat 14 January 2017
11:00 – 19:00 GMT


Newspeak House
133 Bethnal Green Road

E2 7DG

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