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  • 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 […]

  • Making a persuasive case for your data science project

    Fran Bennett Apr 25, 2017

    You may have an idea that data science can bring value to your organization, but do your senior leaders share your excitement? Possibly not. Well not yet anyway. The key is making a persuasive case that gets you the support and resources you need. But building support for a data science initiative requires taking a […]

  • Can Artificial Intelligence write a better book than 50 Shades of Grey?

    Jason Bell Apr 13, 2017

    Spoiler alert. All you writers, authors and creative writing types who may be worrying about AI, rest easy, you’re safe. For a while… can ai write me a book? First of all, this isn’t really about coding it’s about process. So, in this article, there are no juicy bits of code or scripts to get […]

  • What is text mining and how can it be used to create value for business?

    Fran Bennett Apr 12, 2017

    You may suspect that there are riches buried in the myriad of text and documents your organisation produces every day. And you’re right. The documents already inside your organisation can provide early warning of risk and compliance issues. They’ll bring you new insights into what your customers really need. They offer a detailed understanding of […]

  • Can we use data science to create smarter forecasts for business rate income?

    Fran Bennett Mar 26, 2017

    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 […]

  • Want to use data to make better decisions in your authority?

    Samantha Softley Mar 9, 2017

    Use data to make better decisions in your authority. Apply now for part-funded access to a new modelling and data-sharing platform. We are inviting local authorities to apply for a limited number of places to trial our modelling and data sharing platform, Witan, including road-testing our SEND service demand modelling tool. If interested please email […]

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