Posts by Guest Writer

Our Journey to Open and Linked Data

With the rather sinister job title of ‘head of strategic intelligence’, I’m required to take a very broad and long term view of the information that is needed and produced by, and passes through, Devon County Council. Clearly, it is far beyond my personal capacity to understand the nuances of data about customer satisfaction, service performance, economic conditions and all the rest that affect what the authority does Continue reading

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How old is too old?

There’s a large proportion of elderly people living in Devon and many areas where internet access is, at best, patchy. Our remit in Communications is to make sure we get our information out to all our residents in every possible way, and we should be considering those people who don’t have a computer or live in an area where there’s no internet access. Continue reading

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The Work Experience experience

Being a year 10 student who is almost sixteen, the prospect of work experience seemed a little dull. My expectations were that I’d be sitting in an office twiddling my thumbs while people got on with doing something very boring. The experience was very different. Continue reading

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