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  • Digital marketing intern

    Fran Bennett Aug 30, 2017

    We’re looking for a marketing intern to help us reach and educate more clients for our innovative new city data tool, Witan. This is a new position, and depending on product progress and your ambitions, it could develop into a permanent role. who we are Mastodon C are agile big data specialists. We are a cutting-edge […]

  • Why is data the essential element for public sector transformation?

    Fran Bennett Aug 23, 2017

    The challenges may be big. And the future unclear. But a data-driven revolution is taking shape in the public sector. A revolution driven forward by innovative leaders and a handful of technology companies, working together to bring the benefits of data to local communities. The development of state of the art platforms like Witan is […]

  • Modelling special educational needs in Witan

    Fran Bennett Aug 17, 2017

    In a recent blog post we talked about using data to improve local government service planning and delivery. As part of our Witan platform, we are delivering a number of pre-built models for common service planning and demand forecasting challenges that face city leaders; one of the most popular of these is Special Educational Needs demand forecasting […]

  • When is Excel good enough?

    Sebastian Bailey Aug 16, 2017

    One question that often comes up when we talk to people new to data science is “Why not just use Excel?” It’s a reasonable question that’s not as easy to answer as you might think, but answering it does go some way to answering a key question anyone planning a data science project needs to […]

  • Frontend Developer Job

    Fran Bennett Aug 1, 2017

    Interested in functional programming? Want to build UIs in ClojureScript, using tools like React and Reagent? We’re looking for a frontend developer to help us work on a project with global impact. You will be working alongside a team of Clojure developers for a major new product; applying big data, open data, and analytics technologies […]

  • Data Science Internship

    Samantha Softley Jul 24, 2017

    Update: Please note this post has now been filled We’re looking for an intern to help us develop an exciting city data product, Witan. More details are below. who we are Mastodon C are agile big data specialists. We offer the open source technology platform and the skills to help our clients realise the potential […]

  • We work together

    Antony Woods Jul 21, 2017

    At Mastodon C, a large percentage of our workforce is remote. There are plenty of good reasons why remote work is our preference, but it isn’t without its issues. This is especially true for people who haven’t done it before and often collaborate as part of their role. Most of the remote employees at MC are software engineers so we […]

  • How can data be used to improve local service planning and delivery?

    Fran Bennett Jun 27, 2017

    Local government and cities have a challenging job – delivering multiple complex services, which have a large influence on their citizens’ daily lives, and doing that in an environment of extreme financial pressures. According to research by the Local Government Information Unit with The Municipal Journal, 65% of authorities expect to have to use their reserves […]

  • Data Scientist Job

    Fran Bennett Jun 5, 2017

    We’re looking for a coder/data scientist to help us develop an exciting city modelling product, as well as our existing data science projects. More details are below. Who we are Mastodon C are agile big data specialists. We offer the open source technology platform and the skills to help our clients realise the potential of […]

  • Three ways G-Cloud 9 will drive digital and data science innovation

    Shawn Jhanji May 26, 2017

    The latest version of the UK Government’s Digital marketplace has taken the sourcing of digital services in a new and interesting direction. It’s opening the door to greater innovation in the public sector by engaging a more diverse set of suppliers – from tech start-ups to traditional systems integrators. It’s the simplicity, transparency and diversity […]

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