Last week some GDS performance and data analysts made a ‘field trip’ down the road to the Big Bang Data exhibition at Somerset House in the Strand. The exhibition curators aim to highlight “the datafication of our world and how data affects everyone”. The five themes in the exhibition are: data and you data and cities data and democracy data and privacy data and design As an analyst working in government, I was mostly aware of the issues discussed, but I found it thought-provoking to see things represented as both data and art.
On 4 December, I hosted DAUGS VI, the sixth meet-up of Digital Analysts in UK Government Services. What started as a smallish event for digital analysts working on the UK Government Digital Service’s Digital Transformation exemplar programme, has blossomed into a wider event for a wider family of analysts and other disciplines interested in using digital data. Network visualisation of GOV.UK Forty to fifty people attended DAUGS VI and we had speakers from: