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.
The rebuild of London Bridge station, as part of the Thameslink Programme, presented us with a great opportunity to try out some new ways of helping people find their way around a busy station.
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.
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.
It’s all too easy to focus on work and domestic priorities and leave things like volunteering to the next guy.