A hackathon is an event where problems and challenges are solved innovatively, using data and technology.
One of the major challenges for reducing congestion and improving journey information is the sharing and use of road-related data between different organisations.
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?”
Highways England (which replaced the Highways Agency in 2015) is at the beginning of a journey to improve the quality of its data.
Along with Python, the R programming language is one of the most popular open source technologies for data science work.
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.
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.