Prestigious Dan Olner fellowship

I’m thrilled to announce I have been awarded a prestigious Dan Olner fellowship… i.e. after six years in my current post and ten years postdocing in total, my academic contract finished and I am now living off my savings. This is, I am telling myself slightly unconvincingly, a good thing. Here’s the rough plan for …

Sheffield’s first Data-for-Good hack day

I was at Sheffield’s first data for good hack day on Saturday – it was bloomin’ Marvelous. Organised by Tom French and Lauren Quinn from Good Things Foundation and Sarah Miller, BI developer at Jet2, we were working with Amy Evans from youth homelessness charity Roundabout. (It’s sensitive data so we had to delete it …

Honest words / creativity in academia

Title stolen from this song by King Creosote and Jon Hopkins Coveredinbees 1.0 came about after I’d found out I got PhD funding, back in April 2006. That version now exists only on the wayback machine, hit and miss on what posts it kept. 2.0 ended recently, archived as a a flat website by the …