Pachube is an on-line database service provider that allows developers to connect sensor data to the Web and to build their own applications on it. Its creator, Usman Haque, discusses it, reviewing what Pachube is, how it can be used, and examples of its value as a way to manage data. He argues that services like Pachube can take advantage of open data to discover and share information.
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Open Sen.se is a platform for experimenting with the interconnectivity of worldwide devices. VahÃ© Kassardjian, the company’s co-founder gives an overview of the project, from its initial development to specific examples of its application. Describing the process as "going from the mental all the way to the metal", he shows how Open Sen.se is meant to do more than just track data and VahÃ© reviews how it can be implemented.
A conversation with Corey Oordt discussing the new OpenSource Washington Times project and their forthcoming collection of reusable apps, along with greater goals for becoming a platform for Django newspaper/media applications.