Discussing Data Science – DWP Digital

My name is Hasini and I’m a DWP Digital Data Scientist in the Sheffield Hub, where I’ve been working for about a year. I help extract insights from data to improve our users’ experience of our services, and inform senior leaders’ decision-making. I graduated with an MSci in Physics and Astrophysics about a year before…

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30 days of human comms #12 North West Ambulance Service’s response to a man abusing a paramedic – The Dan Slee Blog » LOCAL SOCIAL: Is it time for a Local localgovcamp?

Paramedics see the best and worst that life has to offer. In an emergency they save lives. So, when a viral video of a man swearing at a parked ambulance in Runcorn went viral the Liverpool Echo took the video and ran it as part of a news story. They newspaper approached North Western Ambulance…

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30 days of human comms #11: London Fire Brigade remember the Kings Cross fire – The Dan Slee Blog » LOCAL SOCIAL: Is it time for a Local localgovcamp?

Thirty years before Grenfell Tower there was another fire in London that cast a long shadow over the capital. More than 30 people were killed at Kings Cross after debris that had gathered under a wooden escalator caught light. Amazingly, in today’s terms, back then you could still smoke underground. The fire changed fire safety…

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Emergent ideas:  Its a frame-changer – Catherine Howe

Sociologists use the term framing to describe the way in which your prior experiences – cultural and personal – give context to way in which you approach a problem or issue.  Its a central aspect of how the public sphere operates and critical to our decision making process – both formal and informal.  As a…

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Weeknotes 07 – Stories by Jenny Vass on Medium

Writing from a bracing Belfast… What did I get up to this week? Well… I wrote a bid for a new Fast Streamer (graduate) to join our team and put forward my possible dates to be an assessor. I gave a presentation to my directorate on One Team Gov, with the help of Stefan and James. It…

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Let’s not create a new legacy – Lg/Www

Wouldn’t it be great if all of government used open source technology? Imagine a catalogue of open source code, and organisations having the time and resource to use it. Unfortunately, in the lower tiers of government that don’t have large development and support teams, and which need to move quickly, it’s not economically viable to…

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Internet of Public Service Jobs — 19/11/17 – Product for the People

‘Internet of Public Service jobs’ is a weekly list of vacancies related to product management, user experience, data and design in…you guessed it…the ‘internet of public service’ curated by @jukesie every Sunday. Sign up for it as an email every Sunday afternoon! [01] Senior Digital AnalystGovernment Digital ServiceLondon£48,480 — £60,484Closing date: 26 Nov 2017 [02] Delivery leadIFLondon£42,000Closing date: ? [03]…

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