I’m Howard Pang, an apprentice developer in the Department for Transport Digital Service, and part of the newly formed DfT Lab.
A year ago, I joined the Crossing Thresholds programme, which is for women who want to develop their career in a structured and supportive environment.
Making it easier to find and use data will help us do our jobs better - improving services and developing evidence based policy.
We recently blogged about the start of our project to see if we could create an index for our data to make it easier to find and use.
Ever sat down to start on a piece of work and thought, “Where do I find the information I need to do this?”
Earlier this month, DfT ran its second Hack Club event, where prototype services are built from scratch in double quick time.
Transport is so much a part of all of our lives, whether you’re travelling to or from work, visiting family and friends, going on holiday or just being out and about.
A hack event is where people with programming and design skills collaborate intensively on software projects.
It’s easy to take for granted journey planners and other data-driven services we use every day, but they’re only as reliable as the data behind them.