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Updating the Indices of Deprivation

9th May 2014

We’re over the moon to have been selected by the UK Department…
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Job vacancy: Graduate/junior developer

17th January 2014

The role This is a great opportunity to work on challenging projects…
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Happy Christmas from OCSI

20th December 2013

That time of year’s arrived again! We’re signing off for Christmas now…
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OCSI and the Dream Factory

10th September 2013

Lately, Brighton has been awash with a strange crowd. Alongside the usual…
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Bringing the right data to the party

5th September 2013

Our work at OCSI can pretty much be summed up as “good…
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OCSI and the Democratic Workplace

21st June 2013

Being built on Open Data and Open Source tools, we loved the idea of open, participative processes in the workplace.

This is how we turned lessons learnt about “Democratic Workplace” into the OCSI office shuffle.


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Want to work at the cutting edge of technology, open data and public services?

13th June 2013

Junior data developer, Brighton, three month contract (with possible extension)


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Data geeks and decision-making talk

12th June 2013

OCSI’s own Tom Smith spoke last week at the Open Data Institute #ODIFridays lunch-time lecture….
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Why data geeks don’t make decisions

22nd May 2013

Open data might be fuel, but fuel on its own doesn’t get you anywhere. To improve public services you need to translate the raw data material into whatever helps people solve their problems. So, how do we bridge the gap from open data geeks to decision-makers?


Data analysis

Welfare reform data briefing

22nd May 2013

Accompanying piece to previous blog providing an overview of the statistical outputs that will be provided under then new benefits system.


Data analysis

Welfare reforms and open data

14th May 2013

How the changes to the benefits system will impact the data available to target resources and evaluate how local areas are changing over time.


OCSI news

Supporting BlueLightCamp

27th April 2013

BlueLightCamp lands this weekend, following the same unconference format as UK GovCamp and CityCamp…
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Resources and data

“We don’t need data – we know our areas”

25th April 2013

A recent comment from somebody doing excellent work in community regeneration and…
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CityCamp Brighton!

19th March 2013

Friday 22nd – Sunday 24th March 2013 We’ve been going to CityCamp…
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Sense and census necessity

12th February 2013

John Perry OCSI have been working with HACT to develop Population Insight,…
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HACT and OCSI launch free Population Insight tool for housing sector

11th February 2013

The new data tool gives housing providers free access to Census 2011…
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Data analysis

What did the census feeding frenzy tell us about housing?

7th January 2013

What can we find for housing in the midst of the census…
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Data analysis

OCSI Review: Changes in housing tenure across England and Wales

13th December 2012

Following the release of the 2011 Census data in December 2012, we…
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