Since April, I've been working as part of the Data and Search team. It's a new team so we've been figuring out what we do, what we don't do, how we work together and with other people. And we've made a fair bit of progress in identifying what's currently broken and how to fix it.
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This is the Data & Search team's second set of fortnight notes. The idea is to keep an ongoing, public record of what we're doing. We'll iterate the notes with a view to making them better over time.
Some readers might know who we are, but I’m sure that many still don’t know. So, this post aims to answer a few existential questions about the (Corporate) Data team that you may have.
The Data & Search team are following the lead of the Website Alpha team by publishing a short update on activity on a regular basis.
Matthew Bwye Lera, an 18 year old student spent 3 weeks on work experience at PDS. He talks about what he learnt during his time in Parliament.
Well, this is the first time I’ve written a blog post so I hope you like it! I’m Matthew Bwye Lera, a Spanish guy who has come to do some work experience here.
Towards the end of May we went to see Matt Jukes at the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in Newport to learn from his experience as Product Lead building the new ONS website.
During the last sprint, Rebecca and I had the task of exploring technology stacks for the new website.
I have been the Head of Data & Search for 6 weeks, working in Emma Allen’s Digital Development team. It is a new role, and I’m fortunate because it’s something that I wanted to do for a while.
Last week, data visualisation specialist Andy Kirk presented the final talk of the year in Parliament’s series of seminars on Exploring Digital. The session explored the challenges of visualising data effectively and the approaches practitioners could take to meet them.