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  • 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 […]

  • Job – Head of Business Development

    Fran Bennett Feb 15, 2017

    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. […]

  • Job – Sales and Marketing Executive

    Fran Bennett Feb 15, 2017

    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 […]

  • Data science in government – talk at Digital Jersey

    Fran Bennett Jan 20, 2017

    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.

  • Designing real time data applications – talk at the detail data conference

    Jason Bell Jan 9, 2017

    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

  • How to rank the best of everything, using data

    Fran Bennett Jan 3, 2017

    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 […]

  • Kixi architectural decisions

    Fran Bennett Dec 22, 2016

    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. At the bottom of this hierarchy is the idea that decoupling the parts of a system that create […]

  • Creating an Onyx and Kafka application pt 1

    Jason Bell Oct 8, 2016

    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”. In […]

  • Breaking down silos around demographic data and models – experience of a city’s local authorities

    Sunny Townsend Oct 7, 2016

    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. the scene School rolls projections are used by London boroughs to apply for critical funding to support the building of new schools. Each borough has unique demands […]

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