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Rory Scott @RoryADScott Glasgow (ex Bristol)

Open Data & Transparency @DFID_UK. Previously @opendatacoop ❤️ Leisure coder. Jazz & Hip Hop fan. Polyam. Sibling: https://t.co/uDy9dktgqT

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Awesome - good docs too :D https://t.co/XbGQATGEUA
5/26
2020
@ThirdSectorLab Anyone from @opendatacoop - they've been doing exclusively this for years!
5/21
2020
Has anyone solved mass converting docx files into odt files using open source libraries? Pandoc seems to destroy al… https://t.co/xJWXBkuX13
4/22
2020
Just been forwarded a long and very serious email about due diligence _written in comic sans_. It's not all doom and gloom...
3/26
2020
Quarantine Routine... https://t.co/2MSzfkJPTw
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3/20
2020
Q13. Young people in their 20s and 30s just don't get it - do you think your message is landing A: <musings… https://t.co/rjVSGEHXfz...Furthermore, you tend to use isolation at the beginning and at the end, and you don't tend to use it during the… https://t.co/ktz2zPijSCQ12. Re: the Imperial Paper - caused a lot of concern, and has been criticised for not considering containment… https://t.co/HanbS5fNMuQ11. How quickly can you roll out more testing for NHS Staff A: for the NHS, the ability to test their staf… https://t.co/m8EkNZjYemMod: "can we really go for sciency questions, thanks" Q10. Doctors aren't protected - won't this scupper plans?… https://t.co/uCIGUp6SDZ... A: there are small mutations all the time, but these mutations can use these to track family trees of the virus… https://t.co/oUsycttz42...generally viruses become less virulent as they acclimatise to a new host species A: regarding vaccine re… https://t.co/herijvAfaVQ9. How concerned should be be about further strains developing? A: we expect this virus to mutate, because… https://t.co/s26ILRbHItQ8. <Something about modelling of Flu vs Covid, asking about flu deaths being higher. Sounds like a bit of a silly… https://t.co/lgv4LerRbI...In reality that's looking at levels of oxygenation / respiratory capacity. <so, no>Q7. Is the NHS prepared for this if you don't flatten the curve? A: Every health service in the world will… https://t.co/LrFtepuZbTQ5. What is the government's long term strategy? A: Short term - aim is to flatten the curve to the right t… https://t.co/mrH6J2GH15...Death rates around the world vary. There will be a period, until we wrap up our testing, in which it will look l… https://t.co/wfnU7rEY9h...A lot of the variation in global death rates is down to data categorisation. Our data is based on people who hav… https://t.co/31vPD4D2kyQ4. Death rates - how does this all fit, and is the UK Death Rate higher than other countries? A: Early in… https://t.co/5O8ANnh1yY...becomes incredibly important, both who has it and who's had it. A: we can't put timelines on it right now.Q3. What hope can you give the British public that quality of life will improve? A: As you flatten the curv… https://t.co/yIL0IUkT63...What people need to remember is that a lot of the interventions we have for social distancing are serious health… https://t.co/zGRnKphwyYQ2. What is behind the rapid ramping up of measures (Social distancing > schools > lock-down) A: The trajec… https://t.co/RjEKmxQ09NQ1. "should we be clear about how provisional the modelling is" A: Yes, and we are. Though we're getting mo… https://t.co/xaKmCu9jJX3. Critiques so far 3.1 You did the right thing at the wrong time - fair critique 3.2 <didn't catch this>… https://t.co/RJhUzOushj... Scenario 2a is off the cards now. Lots of interventions are predicated on the idea that we want the epidemic to… https://t.co/EHV4iflqgj.2. When we started out in this epidemic there were two scenarios: a. There was an outbreak in China, but t… https://t.co/9UsOAeBs4v1. Science isn't settled, and there's lots of development in scientific thinking. There are a lot of questions we… https://t.co/OL8sUKYHMeI used my isolated lunch break to take some patchy notes from today's briefing with the CSO and the CMA - my impres… https://t.co/h03TkwHPx7There's something comforting about the head of your organisation on a crisis all-staff broadcast to over a thousand… https://t.co/J54iWvl3EzGreat work from future Scott & Sibling inc. joint CEO & co-founder @Anna_D_Scott 💅 That company name better not be… https://t.co/gl7x7arhxV
3/19
2020
More broadly, if anyone in / near Glasgow is reading this and wants a video chat, some logistical help (whilst resp… https://t.co/Jcc8HLifvZI'm also lucky enough to have stable employment at the moment, so I have let friends who are in precarious, casual,… https://t.co/7CDbwSPoxwI've just signed up to my local #covid19 support group. If you're able to and want to have an opportunity to help,… https://t.co/bNkZprOxBk
3/18
2020
Self isolation goals... https://t.co/OBoADy9PUx @cleo_writes Build a fortWell I get to WFH with this cuddly little guy #COVID19 https://t.co/ehU8PL2BtnNew dataset shared by @UNESCO on global school closures due to #COVID19. Governments in 100 countries have announce… https://t.co/iUHd0YSxxC
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3/17
2020
I spent 2 years building realistic simulated contact networks to run epidemic (& other) simulations. Much of my rec… https://t.co/4b099gatMj
Retweeted by Rory ScottHi All, In light of #covid19, thought it might be helpful to share some advice for managing remote teams & working… https://t.co/3yIVXQugMR
Retweeted by Rory Scott @rhiaro Imagine if Oppenheimer had said that instead 😂
3/16
2020
"I am genuinely in awe of people who can use relational databases" - @jimwebber, Neo4J Chief Scientist Coming from… https://t.co/MU6CwOCa5P
3/11
2020
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3/6
2020
Ready for our final Data Maturity Assessment workshop in @DFID_UK in Scotland 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿 Data works better when we w… https://t.co/Y7QBOrYNAH
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3/5
2020
I guess the question is - how many people use their *real* email address when registering for "free" WiFi? https://t.co/3wqEoL5h0n
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3/2
2020
@imrankhan * Void Star - Zachary Mason * Permutation City - Craig Egan * Excession (or most other Culture novels) -… https://t.co/oDC5d2uTN5
2/26
2020
Totally agree, but if it's supervised ML, I would add: a) what is the provenance of the training data and b) is the… https://t.co/QlRv41nV6MWHY WOULD YOU CALL A PRODUCT 'DEVOPS'?
2/24
2020
@explosion_ai 👌 https://t.co/rRuLam4BgXAll good and well, but Regex Ethics is a big concern https://t.co/n2oqL4fHVVThanks! I'm now feeling nostalgic about working with @stevieflow, @JustinSenn, and others to get @Refugees publishi… https://t.co/hwjTeg0Nlt
2/13
2020
@shanselman @CasseyLottman Oooh does this mean I can move away from using docker natively on Windows? (which is unusably slow) @edent The latter solution is great: you can bundle a Dockerfile in your repository which will setup a server-side… https://t.co/x0LfgGp1zg @edent I found WSL quite limited even just for bash operations. I've ended up doing 90% of my coding in Colab (as I… https://t.co/vINfv5cLWL @Refugees Red arrows = "Declares transaction provider activity"A 26 long chain of transaction-linked activities intersecting with DFID, found in #IATI data. One of very many whic… https://t.co/ygjQMUANoe
2/12
2020
@__siem__ @zimmerman_team Also, have you / your devs used the pivot function much? I'm really interested in learnin… https://t.co/QKIgSYaPD6 @__siem__ @zimmerman_team I'm a big fan of the Solr search, so keep it up Siem :)
2/11
2020
@Anna_D_Scott @jhardinges @ODIHQ @ldodds @JoshDAddario 🎶Leighve it out🎶
2/7
2020
@all_new_wolvie @rhiaro reads tweet --> omg I know a perfect perso... --> oh they retweeted it and that's why I'm reading it, that tracks
2/5
2020
The February 2020 of #AGROVOC #thesaurus is out: 36,942 concepts and 742,032 terms, in up to 38 languages, thanks t… https://t.co/M9KluFOd1r
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2/3
2020
Slept for 12 hours #blessed
2/2
2020
As promised, here's a short video about my PhD. Who knew what an odd experience it is to film yourself & to be con… https://t.co/J8J83eNPv0
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2/1
2020
@HMRCcustomers According to the calculation from my return, I have £48 to pay. However, on my home page it says "Yo… https://t.co/XRCae5aqMmYou might be surprised at the '25GB'… I'm serious - if you run out of ram in a Colab notebook (which comes with 12… https://t.co/656TPwNf20In then end, I realised I'd been putting references to elements in the .odt python object, just keeping them all al… https://t.co/DIyss8btETI've been batch parsing .odt files and wanted to nest arrays of all extracted paragraphs into single cells to then… https://t.co/VZsxs2U0oo#python life lesson. If you're ever running out of RAM (especially if it's >25GB of ram you get free in Colab), jus… https://t.co/320fpcGzIt @Anna_D_Scott @Beakmoo Ah I don't have it to hand :(
1/29
2020
Introducing the new Thinc, a refreshing functional take on deep learning! 🔮 Static type checking 🔥 Mix @PyTorch,… https://t.co/8clm1wo0zu
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1/28
2020
@marcmaxmeister @spacy_io @nicholashamlin Read a few of your blog posts, would definitely like to connect at some point! Will DM :) @marcmaxmeister @nicholashamlin @AlexK_M https://t.co/rRiy2PHUSm 🙂That fact that ctrl+f in outlook means 'forward' not 'find' makes my blood boil. Imagine Harry going on exchange to… https://t.co/E3L4Si8AhD @reidmporter @spacy_io @OpenAgFunding Most contentious take: we should have zeroed in on pecans. Much better loved… https://t.co/JoFdoTDCes @reidmporter @spacy_io I've been going back and looking at our tools of course. But I think something smaller / les… https://t.co/nMSp3PW1kw @nicholashamlin @AlexK_M After a little stroll around the github, it looks like there's lots of demand for this but… https://t.co/yhKhztFoqM @Mark_Brough Was looking in to this too :) I'm hoping to make this a small open source thing with an decent api at… https://t.co/woyE2x9pB5 @Mark_Brough Good call! I already do the inverse of this to check that they're *not* on the IATI country codelist (… https://t.co/y3aRmZtJhi @honnibal But for now I'll keep building my list :D Thank you and your @spacy_io contributors so much for this incredible software @honnibal I think the common cause might be the way DFID describes these things. They are probably referred to in a… https://t.co/nQ2a0c9kWe @honnibal Ah that's good to hear :) I'm not sure yet, but I would think so. The bulk of the false positives are ver… https://t.co/Mzao4CqhaG*your *shudders*(and obviously CCing @honnibal :P) @nicholashamlin, @AlexK_M , and any other people who know lots more about this than I do: are there any community e… https://t.co/UcLre68PUSNow I could do this using https://t.co/7LyfUOnlV5, or get my head around the json annotation framework for training… https://t.co/PweIpxwLWoI can keep going, and it might get to ~250 entries, and that might be enough to start prototyping a recommendation… https://t.co/SrAsv779NPMy approach so far has been to build a big list of entities to ignore, which currently has about 100 entries looks… https://t.co/wsoEhdUCGx(Likely some false negatives too, but I'm aiming for recommendations and incremental improvements rather than autom… https://t.co/ssi302xEBCI've noticed that if I use real project descriptions from DFID's published #IATI data and select only geo-political… https://t.co/uZnaBJjgRWThe intended user journey: someone is starting a new project, and as they're writing up their description into a pr… https://t.co/4XZW5yXOo3 @spacy_io has a pre-trained general model for core English semantic analysis which can extract different entity typ… https://t.co/Ct8cYvUpnUFor instance, consider this (made up) description of a DFID project: https://t.co/XrbKjqUPdxNLP Thread! I'm just experimenting with @spacy_io. It's really incredible! I'm experimenting with named entity ext… https://t.co/yaADNtVa3H
1/24
2020
This is - by far - the best teaching I've ever seen. Can't wait for the next playlist. @3blue1brown, I'm absolutel… https://t.co/ZZh8zqCa25
1/14
2020
@WinnieKamau254 Report isn't public FYI! Looking forward to having a look though 👀Just sent this by @rbesseling: fantastic narrative around an attempt to get a picture of migration funding from the… https://t.co/Smg5QcTKJp
1/13
2020
@JEverettLearned @TuitNutrition You could release one video a year if you wanted Joseph, but if you ever stop refer… https://t.co/bk4hxHgS49
1/8
2019
Biz tools + Xmas = Success. I'm pretty sure Father Christmas will have extensively Myers-Brigged the elves / reinde… https://t.co/HvLne4bHyG
12/29
2019
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year from the Bellingcat team. Much like Santa, we know who has been naughty and ni… https://t.co/KtGDCkSXqB
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12/25
2019

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