Pnawn da / Good afternoon and welcome to this week’s update from the ONS Digital Publishing team.
So what’s been happening?
The last couple of weeks have required us to be less focused on external digital activities and more focused on internal processes, what with it being the end of the financial year. The team has been caught up with completing end of year staff performance reports and checking that our financial records are in order as we move into a new financial year. Whilst time consuming, it is a necessary evil and together with the Easter break has resulted in us being a bit quiet on our weekly reporting.
In other news..
A quiet one for us last week on the editorial front with only a short story out on crime which was mainly an update to the figures. In the lead up to the Easter break, we had some interesting stories on how the life expectancy of baby boys had changed and the links between teenage conceptions and areas of deprivation. Our design team had some praise for their infographic on
Overcrowding & under-occupation
Our social media team have been busy promoting our tweeting statisticians, of which we now have eight, prior to the release of their statistics. This included our expert on crime stats @ONSJohnFlatley and @garethjclancy who leads on Public Sector Finances, both of which got mentions in the media. In addition, work has been ongoing to populate the LinkedIn careers microsite and will soon be live so watch this space.
We have also changed our Facebook account so that it is more consistent with our twitter feed. So if you do prefer this social media channel and are interested in our statistics then take a look at facebook.com/ons and become a fan.
The ONS Data Visualisation Centre are organising this year’s edition of The Graphical Web conference at the University of Winchester during August 27th-30th. The conference is an annual, global event focussing on open web graphics .Supported by the World Wide Web consortium (W3C) and sponsored by the likes of Google and Adobe, the conference will cover both lectures and workshop/training sessions aimed at a variety of levels from intro through to expert. Generally, the Graphical Web attracts a design-literate and developer-literate audience, featuring many talks from leading practitioners in the fast changing world of web graphics technology. The call for participation (proposals for talks and workshops) closes today April 28 and can be submitted direct to the conference website. Further details available from the conference website and @thegraphicalweb.