How to start using data science in your work

Cities in Indonesia are on a smart city rush, building swanky new operations centres to handle swathes of data. But there are other ways civil servants can make better decisions with data – and it doesn’t have to start with a million dollar room. Pandu Putra started Code for Bandung to help cities do just this. GovInsider spoke to Putra to find out how officials can use data in their everyday work. A good place to start is data on education and health, like how many schools or clinics are in an area, he says. “This kind of basic data is easy to pick up for government and interesting for citizens to use. That’s what we should focus on,” he says. For instance, “if we know how many students are…


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