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Hi #development Twitter & #GCDigital. I'm thinking of creating a gentle #Python-based learning session on how applications work for senior executives. I need your help. Yellow sign -
My hypothesis == w/ hands-on practice of some simple programming fundamentals, senior folks can better understand modern applications, how they are developed & work + the value of #opensource. Maybe some agile.
This, in turn, leads to understanding the art of the possible, better questions on work being done, potentially practical support for building broader #programming & #DataScience capacity in their organizations & more open access to #opensource tools.
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👋Hi! @aaronsnow and @sboots here! We'll be taking over the CDS twitter account for the next 90 mins to answer your questions about #Roadmap2025.
ICYMI, you can read about it on our blog: bit.ly/2JsrNYX

So…#AMA here!

#GCDigital 4 CDS staff in person, and two online, with a sign that says
@aaronsnow @sboots Definitely agree. New Zealand has done some really impressive work on this (bundling together life events like a newborn child). apolitical.co/solution_artic…

Here's their online service, SmartStart! smartstart.services.govt.nz Definitely a great source of inspiration.
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I'm not. This is replacing one orthodoxy for another, and it lacks nuance. User centricity is not a north star for digital government.

Our job overall is to balance the rights and interests of individuals, communities, and the collective towards an overall greater good.
Not everything we do is a "service." Sometimes personal interests are sacrificed for others. Maintaining the commons, for example, may require excluding humans from a region altogether. Are the flora and fauna then our "users?" No. Our wards, maybe, but not users.
Sometimes policy should very much be separate from delivery to maintain an ethical wall. Or simply to balance interests in programs that may have competing interests. For example, I can see a very good reason why trade policy and trade services are divorced.
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Just about to kick off the keynotes at #ODSCWest - also to come today: job fair, hands-on workshops & networking. First speaker: @karpathy
Key element of #AI is that neural networks are code. It's just written by machines - #Code2point). Still need to be maintained, develop tests, refactoring and organization. #ODSC
Need to set up unit tests for #AI neural networks. How to meet tests, tune dataset, tune model, tune optimization. #ODSCWest
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Now up: Zachary Brown, Lead Data Scientist at S&P Global on #DataScience and #OpenEducation for the enterprise. Dayjob: #AI, Sidehustle: building #digital skills using #opensource #ODSCWest @School_GC
#DigitalLiteracy - Why? Effective work today requires a lot of associated learning. @linuxfoundation @github #VersionControl #Visualization -- continuous learning is critical. Optimal tools & processes are probably not the ones you are using now (Matlab vs. Scikit-Learn)
Need an evolving understanding for what tools are available today to get your work done. If you want your business people to work with your #datascience team, they need to understand what data is and what it can do. Also helps to avoid chasing buzzwords and bling.
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Kicking off day 1 of #ODSCWest. I'll be tweeting through the next few days and pinging #GCDigital folks for interest or potential follow-up. #opensource #DataScience #openeducation @School_GC
First up: @asuonline will be hosting an educational analytics conference in March 2019 focusing on what we can learn from learner data and how to structure learning to better meet learner needs. #ODSCWest
#AI differential - being able to tailor products to specific users == better able to predict value to and from users. E.g. cost to deliver value to user vs. cost to company to deliver that value. Allows ruthless competitive focus - @DataRobot #ODSCWest
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Public Opinion Research (POR) undertaken by @TBS_Canada in March of this year to explore citizens’ opinions on how government should collect, use, and disclose Canadians’ personal information has been published here: #GCDigital

epe.lac-bac.gc.ca/100/200/301/pw…
Two-thirds of Canadians agree strongly (33%) or somewhat (34%) with “Tell Us Once”, while a smaller majority is comfortable with the information sharing that would be necessary to support this approach to service delivery.
Support for information sharing is not surprising given that Canadians believe their personal information is currently being shared by government as part of service delivery.
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