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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

Using new updates to schema.org to assist our response to the coronavirus pandemic

Government Design Principles 3 and 4: Design with data, and do the hard work to make it simple

This post explains how the Government Digital Service (GDS) have implemented updates from schema.org to GOV.UK, to make important coronavirus content easier to find for users.

The Data Science in Transport community just got bigger

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A room of people watch a presentation. The two are demonstrating data manipulation by holding up a large paper ring

The 23rd of January 2020 marked the biggest Data Science in Transport community event to date. People from across academia, industry, and the public sector came together for a hack, conference, and networking event to learn from each other.

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

Engineering the data of the future

Post-it notes on a window showing a data engineering pipeline from raw data ingestion to schema-on-read by users

Like most organisations today, the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) wants to use its data more effectively. The goal is to make sure that people making decisions have the insights they need at the right time to guide their decision making, whether that’s front-line prison staff or senior civil servants.