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Albert Freeman
Works at City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
Attended University of Salford
Lives in Bradford
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LocalGovCamp  - 
 
I've blogged my reflections after Saturday's rather good LocalGovCamp. I know have a fresh dose of enthusiasm and knowledge to explore.
As I have now come to expect, this year’s LocalGovCamp was brim full of opportunities to learn and share. Here are a few of my reflections after the event. I decided not to pitch a session th…
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+Chris Faires Yes, not blocked for us here, although not officially endorsed either. But I do know of other councils that block it outright.
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Rewiring Local Democracy  - 
 
Those of you who use ModernGov, would you find it useful to have an RSS feed of election results? If so, let me know what data you would like to be included in the feed.

We've asked them about it, it doesn't exist yet, but they have added it to their development pipeline for future elections. They have asked me what details we want via RSS. So if you let me know what data you would find useful, I'll include that in my request.
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+Tom Dixon hi yes modern gov is quite good for elections most councils that have it use it as their results service and it has quite a good api +Phil Rumens​ has done some work with that so you can even make your own things lime dashboards for venues on election night.

Also It was a while back now but I remember modern gov did inpliment a rdf based thing around standards https://data.gov.uk/blog/publishing-local-open-data-important-lessons-open-election-data-project - not sure if that is still knocking around she it comes to seeing what might go into an RSS feed
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We had a visit from Simon Wilson yesterday and he wrote this about what we're doing.
Yesterday it was my pleasure to spend time with the team at Bradford council who are working on their digital platform. It was especially a privilege as yesterday saw the latest version of their digital platform being availab...
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Cheshire East have done a 360° video. Is this a first for local gov?
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A guide to video subtitles: why you need them and how to make them.
We all know how video is taking over the Internet, and this is opening up lots of exciting possibilities. But sadly, clo…
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I love this new video from Oldham Council.
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A guest mix I did for FutureMusic.FM. Enjoy.
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A guest mix I did for futuremusic.FM, broadcast as part of Daniel Carroll's show in November 2015. For more shows on Future Music, see: http://futuremusic.fm
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We made a new album. You can buy it here:
 
Our new album Unsinkable Sailor is out now!

Get the CD and download from our Bandcamp store.
We are a 5-piece from Bradford, you may have heard our music in Waterloo Road. Our music here is 'Pay what you think it's worth'. If you like what you hear, please take some away for further listening.
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Our new album is out very soon, on 22 April in fact!
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Rewiring Local Democracy  - 
 
Do any Councils provide live screens at election count venues? If so, how do you do it and what do you show on the screens?

This year, we have been asked to have two screens at each of our two count venues. We would like one screen showing the live overall make up of the Council, the other showing the latest result.
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Thanks +Phil Rumens, that's brilliant! Your help is appreciated, I hope it wasn't too much work.
+Ben Proctor That sounds like a nice little bonus.
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Apologies if this has already been discussed here (I don't recall seeing it) but have you all seen the New Reality report on digital transformation?
Introduction to the New Reality online report
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Coming soon…
 
Album cover art for #UnsinkableSailor, released 22 April 2016.
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Education
  • University of Salford
    Popular Music and Recording, 1995 - 1998
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Musician, record collector and digital communications professional
Introduction
I work for Bradford Council, developing the council's digital communications with a focus on improving self-service options.

I make music as one fifth of Wilful Missing, and sometimes solo as Our Albert.  I present a music programme on on BCB 106.6FM in Bradford, and also enjoy taking the odd photo.
Bragging rights
I once won a pencil for my dancing at a school disco. More recently I've had a photo displayed in an exhibition at Tate Britain, had music featured in Waterloo Road, and have been nominated for a Radio Academy award.
Work
Occupation
Digital Communications Development Officer
Employment
  • City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
    Digital Communications Development Officer, 2013 - present
  • City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
    DIVA Database Officer, 2007 - 2013
  • City Of Bradford Metropolitan District Council
    Customer Support Assistant, 2006 - 2013
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Bradford
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York - Bradford - Leytonstone - Salford - Manchester - Sheffield - Swindon
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Room 420, City Hall, Bradford, BD1 1HY
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