Freebase, created by Metaweb Technologies, is an open database of the world’s information. It’s built by the community and for the community – free for anyone to query, contribute to, build applications on top of, or integrate into their websites.
Already, Freebase covers millions of topics in hundreds of categories. Drawing from large open data sets like Wikipedia, MusicBrainz, and the SEC archives, it contains structured information on many popular topics, including movies, music, people and locations – all reconciled and freely available via an open API. This information is supplemented by the efforts of a passionate global community of users who are working together to add structured information on everything from philosophy to European railway stations to the chemical properties of common food ingredients.
By structuring the world’s data in this manner, the Freebase community is creating a global resource that will one day allow people and machines everywhere to access infor
Life at Metaweb
Metaweb – the company behind Freebase – is a technology startup located in the SOMA district of San Francisco, California. We work on hard problems in software engineering, data modeling, web design and online collaboration. We are well funded, led by a proven, experienced management team, and are building something that could forever change the Web.
In addition to the reward of tackling interesting challenges with smart people, we offer competitive salaries, full benefits, flexible schedules, great food, and standard issue Nerf guns for all employees.