Trials starting in April will see local authorities increase the share of revenues they retain from business rates. This offers opportunities to better manage, forecast and shape revenues, which will interest anyone involved in planning the future of our communities - from local authority leaders who want to maximise revenues, to property developers who want to show the economic benefits of their plans. But the truth is, it’s not going to be easy.
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This is an exciting role supporting a growing startup, based in central London. This person will be responsible for supporting the sales, business development, and client relationship activities of the company. They will work primarily with the CEO, who is a recognised leader in data science and big data technology, which will provide great opportunities to learn about and become part of the UK technology startup community. This role is fixed term for 1 year, with a possibility of extending if sales go well.
This is an exciting opportunity to change the trajectory of a growing startup, based in central London. This person will be responsible for growing the pipeline and closing sales to support our target of doubling our run rate by the end of 2017, and for bringing our new city data platform, Witan, fully to market. This role is fixed term for 1 year, with a possibility of extending if sales go well.
Mastodon C’s Fran Bennett will be in Jersey next Wednesday 25th January, talking to government representatives and Digital Jersey about data science, big data, and their applications in government, including lessons learned from building our new Witan city data platform.
You can register to join the public session at the Digital Jersey website.
Mastodon C’s Jason Bell will be presenting a workshop session at the Detail Data Conference on Wednesday 11th January. The session will outline the thoughts and processes of designing a realtime application using Met Office Data and the Twitter realtime firehose.
You can register to attend the conference on the NICVA website.
We’ve helped a number of clients to develop and deliver rankings - of healthy places, of “cosy” areas of the country, of corporate wellbeing, and of universities. Building a ranking sounds like an easy job, since the output is just a list. But building a ranking well and meaningfully is much harder than you’d think, because every individual on the list is keen to be in exactly the right place, or even higher up, and is going to pick apart every choice you made in the process.
The Kixi platform is constructed around a design pattern known as Command Query Responsibility Separation (CQRS). This pattern is part of a hierarchy of designs that build upon one another and are generally used within a Micro-Services architecture.
Over the past couple of months I’ve been using the Onyx Platform with Mastodon C an awful lot.
So this short series I’m going to show you how to build a Onyx Kafka application that consumes a Kafka stream and kicks out the messages to the console. Nothing flashy but more a “here’s the concepts”.
Earlier this year we built a web-based interface for London’s local authorities (known as ‘boroughs’) to run their own population projections. Six months on we review their experience.
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