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  • We’re on the Today Programme!

    Fran Bennett Jan 27, 2015

    We were on national radio recently, talking about being a disruptive UK technology company. Just before @fhr and I were on air, we sneaked a photo from backstage of John & Justin @BBCr4today pic.twitter.com/3EcMSRxonO — Jessica Bland (@pesska) January 6, 2015 You can hear the whole thing at http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/player/b04wtwfl from 2:55

  • Reflections on an internship

    Fran Bennett Sep 6, 2014

    Our latest superstar intern, Max, has just left us to go back to his last year of university at Queen Mary University of London. Trying to extend this day as much as possible because it's our intern @maxdrooghayes 's last day at @MastodonC and we hate goodbyes. — Anna Pawlicka (@AnnaPawlicka) August 29, 2014 He’s […]

  • Open Health Data platform is launched

    Fran Bennett May 2, 2014

    We had the big launch this week for the Open Health Data Platform, at Shoreditch Village Hall. It seemed like the audience agreed with us that there was plenty of good stuff to be done with open health data: Pretty conclusive result from the audience vote #OHDP says @krishgm pic.twitter.com/F8jFydyj17 — Mary McKenna (@MMaryMcKenna) April 30, 2014 We’ve […]

  • Network analysis to find ‘innovators’

    Fran Bennett Jan 15, 2014

    We’re midway through some work with Nesta to systematically find ‘innovators’ in the UK technology scene. It’s been a really interesting project so far, and we’re looking forward to launching the work more widely in 2014. The system we’re building is collecting and joining together data from multiple sources about software developers and what they work on, […]

  • What and why is

    Fran Bennett Sep 3, 2013

    We use an agile approach in all the work we do here at Mastodon C. Part of our agile technology development is breaking work up into short, set-length iterations, with clear deadlines at the end of each, which helps us to clarify what we’re doing right now, to plan effectively, and also to have a […]

  • The end of summer. the end of internship. the end of awesome.

    Fran Bennett Aug 27, 2013

    Our superstar intern @AnnaPawlicka finished her time with us last Friday sniffles. Here’s her look back on the experience, cross-posted from her blog . If we can keep hiring people like her and making them happy, we’ll know we’re doing something right.  This has been a whirlwind of a summer, and I can’t believe it’s come to an end. […]

  • Open Health Data – alpha launch happy dance

    Fran Bennett Aug 9, 2013

    [cross posted from https://cde.catapult.org.uk/] We just launched the alpha of the CDEC Open Health Data Platform. It’s been an exciting process developing the platform so far, and we’re really pleased with the way the alpha site looks and the reactions it’s had. The platform in general is a really fun project: it’s motivated by the fact that there’s […]

  • Getting technical – how to process data with Cascalog

    Fran Bennett Jul 30, 2013

    Our superstar intern Anna (@AnnaPawlicka) has been working with Cascalog to process data for our clients. She met Clojure for the first time on her internship with us, and has been learning fast. She’s written up a great tutorial on how to use Cascalog on your desktop to process datasets locally, starting from the very […]

  • Help! I can’t find any female speakers for my tech conference!

    Bruce Durling Jul 8, 2013

    I occasionally get asked where one could go to find women speakers for tech events and conferences. Here is short list from the top of my head: Women in Data run by @yoditstanton The Women’s Room Rails Bridge (for Ruby) pyladies (for Python) flossie (forFree/Libre Open Source Software) JDuchess (for Java) LambdaLadies (for functional programming) MzTek (technology and art) Ladies who Code Also […]

  • Retrofit is go!

    Fran Bennett Mar 5, 2013

    We’ve got a nice project which went live today – we’ve been providing the final performance analysis for the £17m government-funded Retrofit for the Future programme, which has been running since 2009. The programme retrofitted 120 homes in the UK with multiple energy-saving and energy-efficiency technologies, and collected data through over 1300 sensors and meters […]

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