David Wilks

Digital Performance Manager

Data Science Accelerator - apply now!

The Data Science Accelerator is a cross-government training programme. 49 people from 31 public sector organisations have already taken part, and have consistently told us what great opportunities it gives them in their careers. Below is a video showing participants …

The Accelerator - time to apply!

The Data Science Accelerator is a cross-government training programme. It’s backed by GDS, the Office for National Statistics, Government Office for Science, and the analytical professions (statistics, economics, operational research and social research). Forty-one people from 26 organisations across the …

The Accelerator!

GDS have run a Data Science Accelerator since August 2014. We’ve mentored 4 cohorts and several participants have gone on to data science roles. Feedback has been very positive - in a recent cross-government data science competition, the winner and …

Getting started with data science

Data Science combines statistics, programming, machine learning, automatic processing of unstructured data (including text mining) and visualisation. This can seem bewildering - many people are asking where to get started if they want to learn. This blog gives free resources that …