Blog posts


Scrum in simple terms

20 minute read


You might have heard of the Agile Development term already. So in this tutorial we like to learn what is it about exactly and how to manage a project with the best practices in mind using the Scrum technique which is a flavor of Agile.

Process Mapping Apps

less than 1 minute read


I’m currently working on a number of use cases for a sensitive data service. Sorting through my bookmarks I founds a swag of free process & mind mapping apps I had tucked away for a rainy day.

Introduction to digital mapping for non-programmers

10 minute read


This worksop is an introduction to digital mapping for researchers in the Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences (HASS). We will provide an overview of some of the diverse techniques in humanities mapping, examine common geospatial terms and techniques, and look at some basic tools that support digital mapping.


Live Coding Environments

1 minute read


There are a number of free online tools that can help you learn a new programming language or analyze your own data directly from your browser. Most come with a number of tutorials to get you started, and the best part is there’s no software to install and nothing to configure on your computer.

APIs for use in Research: The Nuts And Bolts

4 minute read


Ever stop to think about how the apps on your mobile phone or tablet receive and exchange data over the Internet? The next time you check your Facebook app, look for directions using Google maps, or do your online banking, chances are these are all happening using an Application Programming Interface (or API for short).

Build a Twitter archive using TAGS

2 minute read


In this tutorial we will be using TAGS to extract data from Twitter and build an archive of tweets for analysis. TAGS is a free Google Sheet template which lets you setup and run automated collection of search results from Twitter.