Sharing is at the core of Open Source Strategies
Martin Magdinier | 26 March 2015
In its 2014 annual survey on the Future of Open Source, Black Duck indicated that 56 percent of corporations expected to contribute to open source software solutions, more than ever before. Most of those companies were already using open source software internally, but wanted to go a step further and contribute back through comments, bug reports, or by subsidizing developer time.Read more...
Martin Magdinier | 29 November 2014
The last five weeks have been full of learning and surprises (good and bad). We have a better understanding on how Refine is used and how it behaves with different browsers and data set sizes. Some things worked as expected, other completely broke. This post highlights the coming technical points we plan to address to improve RefinePro.Read more...
Opening RefinePro Knowledge Base
Martin Magdinier | 17 November 2014
It all started in June 2011 when we opened OpenRefine Tips and Recipes blog. Over the last three years we documented Google Refine and then OpenRefine functionality with concrete examples and screenshots and listed the best materials written by others. It started as a personal notebook and grew into a knowledge base of over 110 articles coverings more than 80 topics.Read more...
First Partnership with DST4L
Martin Magdinier | 04 November 2014
We are extremely happy to announce that RefinePro has signed a partnership with the Data Scientist Training for Librarians (DST4L) allowing all librarians who take the course to have access to the RefinePro platform for the next eight months (until June 2015). Through their RefinePro accounts, they will have access to their projects from multiple computers and be able to work on the latest version of OpenRefine.Read more...
A Vision for OpenRefine
Martin Magdinier | 06 October 2014
Over the last five years, OpenRefine has built a robust platform, to which many developers have contributed plugins and extensions useful for their own audiences. That list of plugins and reconciliation services grows month after month, demonstrating that the community is active and thriving, with a healthy and expanding user base.Read more...
When manual line by line cleaning is not enough
Martin Magdinier | 04 October 2014
One of the big news in the industry this month was CrowdFlower raising $12.5 million in funding to support its growth. CrowdFlower is like a souped up Amazon Mechanical Turk with a very nice API and well-thought-out back end for job editors. I couldn’t agree more when Mark Sullivan say:Read more...
Martin Magdinier | 15 September 2014
Less than two weeks ago we announced the start up of RefinePro as a new participant of the OpenRefine ecosystem. This post provides background on where we come from and how we see the position of RefinePro within OpenRefine community.Read more...