David Wilks

The Accelerator grows

The fifth Accelerator programme has now finished and we have 29 graduates from 21 organisations with the skills and technical knowledge to make a real contribution to data science across the public sector. This is a significant achievement in just …

The Accelerator - time to apply!

The Data Science Accelerator is a cross-government training programme. It’s backed by GDS, the Office for National Statistics, Government Office for Science, and the analytical professions (statistics, economics, operational research and social research). Forty-one people from 26 organisations across the …

Performance Anxiety

How does digital government in the UK compare to other countries? The Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) measures this in Government at a Glance. According to this report, the UK does well at publishing open data and managing …

Getting started with data science

Data Science combines statistics, programming, machine learning, automatic processing of unstructured data (including text mining) and visualisation. This can seem bewildering - many people are asking where to get started if they want to learn. This blog gives free resources that …