Friday lunchtime lectures are for everyone and are free to attend. You bring your lunch, we provide tea and coffee, an interesting talk, and enough time to get back to your desk.
Do you work with data in government, provide it to government or use government data? In this lunchtime lecture, hear from ONS and Swirrl about their work on a project that reaches across the Government Statistical Service and aims to support you in finding, understanding and using government statistical data.
The project flips the traditional way of organising government data on its head and considers data in terms of families: groups of related data collections, rather than in terms of which organisation it comes from. Its aim is to break down the barriers to finding, understanding and applying data from related datasets and to make collaborative work possible through comparable and interoperable data.
About the speakers
Darren Barnes has worked in ONS for nearly 30 years and much of this time has been spent in transformational roles. Over the last 12 months his focus has been on what the Government Statistical Service landscape looks like and how we can improve the situation for both statistical producers and users alike.
Dr Bill Roberts is CEO of Swirrl, the Data Publishers, and is an enthusiast for using the Web to share public sector data more effectively. As well as working with Swirrl on various government open data projects, he is an active member of the W3C/OGC Spatial Data on the Web Interest Group, where he is currently leading work on ‘Statistics on the Web Best Practices’.
There will be a live stream on this page from 1pm on 29 June 2018.