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Government Data Science community meetup, May 2020

Data Science in Government

We recently held our first completely remote Data Science Community of Interest event. Hillary and James talk in this post about the event and recap some of the presentations

Fostering a data science innovation culture

Data science is a complex, rapidly changing discipline and has an increasingly diverse range of applications. read how Nicky formalised the process of continuous learning and innovation by encouraging people to spend up to 20% of their time exploring new and innovative data science tools and techniques

Mixing methods: a recipe for research success

Louise and Haur stand either side of a TV screen, about to present to team colleagues about the 'Third method'

Mixing methods is an approach to research which combines quantitative and qualitative data. Haur and Louise describe how they have used this approach working in the EU Exit Citizen Readiness team at GOV.UK. As a performance analyst, I (Haur) predominantly …

Boosting data science skills with the Data Science Accelerator

Bharath Vadhoola at the Government Digital Service offices holding a blue mug

HMRC's Bharath Vadhoola shares how the programme has helped him get a coveted job as a principal data scientist. Find out how you can get on the programme and boost your career prospects.

Help us start a data revolution for government

Laptop screen with a post-it note saying ‘Join the conversation!’

We want to start a data revolution focusing on service delivery and improving human experience. Find out what we think government needs to do and how you can help.

What we've been up to in performance analysis and opportunities ahead

Team discussing data visualisation displayed on TV screen

Four years ago we redefined our role in GDS. Since then we've built an active community of practice across government and worked to build a 'data culture' within product teams. Find out what we've done and our plans for the next year.

How we used deep learning to structure GOV.UK’s content

A laptop covered in stickers, including one that reads 'GOV.UK 6'

We're using supervised machine learning to organise all the content on GOV.UK, which means we can do things like create step by step journeys and consider voice activation. Here's what the data science team did.