Tag: skills

Launching the Data Science Radar!

(This article was first published on Mango Solutions, and kindly contributed to R-bloggers) By Steph Locke Here at Mango Solutions, we do a lot of data science consultancy work. This means we face the challenges that any organisation looking to

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‘No more crossed wires’: how open innovation is born from company collaboration

‘No more crossed wires’: how open innovation is born from company collaboration Open Data Institute trainer Ben Cave shares the wide benefits of the open approach taken with eLearning developer Sponge UK in collaborating on the newly launched European Data

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Open Data Party Akure – Treading new grounds in Nigeria!

  Cross-Section of participants We took the open data party to the Southwest of Nigeria with the goal of building a data literate community in Nigeria. School of Data collaborated with the Nigeria Open data Access (NODA) team of the University of

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The Trouble With Disappearing Summer Jobs

Summer jobs build character. (Fox) In my late teens, I developed skills that have served me invaluably as an employee and an economist. I had complete confidence that I could move just about anywhere, find a job, a place to

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Do we want a Digital Government & a tech cluster in our Cities? The 3 essentials

Governments can do a lot, no doubt, we can have a long list of policies to implement and all of them are important, from tax policy to changing procurement. However, many times is important to reflect on the essentials. Are

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The post-2015 data revolution – what does it mean for the little guys?

The post-2015 data revolution – what does it mean for the little guys? For those of you who have been following the discussion of the post-2015 UN development agenda, the term “data revolution” will not be a new one. The

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Will Geeks Save the World?

Will Geeks Save the World? By Aneesh Chopra and Nick Sinai Walter Shorenstein Media and Democracy Fellows A famous TIME magazine article in the 1990’s featured a cover with Bob Rubin, Alan Greenspan, and Larry Summers as “the committee to

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Unlocking Labor and Skills Data for America

Job creation has been a priority of the Obama administration — the U.S. has seen over 10 million jobs created since President Obama took office. To aid these largely private sector efforts, the administration has worked to make federal job training programs

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With Archaeology and Science Under Assault How Many Allies Do We Have? – Number of People with Archaeology Degrees

A few months ago I posted an estimation of the number of people with Archaeology degrees from US Universities. I have since done quite a bit more research on the subject. My initial estimates are probably too high for undergraduate

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