DataDive @ ONS Newport 20-21 May

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Get Involved in a DataDive hosted by ONS

ONS are working with DataKind to host the first ever Welsh DataDive! To find out what it’s all about read on below and if you’d like to be involved register on EventBrite

What is a DataDive?

A DataDive is a high energy, marathon-style event where charities work alongside teams of volunteer data scientists, developers, and designers to use data to gain insight into their programs, the communities they serve and more.

Our DataDive will be hosted in Newport on Saturday 20 and Sunday 21 May. Staff from across the civil service are welcome to sign up, as long as you can get yourself to ONS Newport for the weekend!

We need you!

To be able to pull off this ambitious event, we need you to donate your time, skills, and energy to help two fantastic #dataforgood projects, with charities SafeLives and Llamau.

We’re looking for any staff with data science  or development experience, such as coding in R or Python, willing to come along and help charities dive into their data.

What’s in it for me?

As well as contributing to improving Data Science capability across the GSS, events like these are a fantastic opportunity to sharpen your analytical skills and bring your wide-ranging expertise to others.

You can also claim the time back as flexi in line with Corporate Social Responsibility policy, and it will count towards your learning and development.

But most importantly, you can have fun with a great team, explore new data sources, and make a real difference to local organisations.


#DataForGood is a movement inspired by DataKind for like-minded people who want to use data science to provide a better understanding of social action and the value of activism.

For more information, see our EventBrite page or contact  Simon Weakley, ONS Big Data Team or the  ONS Researchers, Analysts, & Statisticians committee.