The National Endowment for Science Technology (NESTA) defines collective intelligence as the process by which a large group of individuals gather and share their knowledge, data and skills for the purpose of solving societal issues.
After winning the Top Employers for Working Families Special Awards last year, our Civil Service Job Share Finder platform has been nominated for another award with The Employers Network for Equality & Inclusion (ENEI). Our project with the Civil Service, which is essentially a job-share version of a ‘dating site’ for Civil Servants, has been nominated under the category ‘Impact under Innovation’.
Drupal is packed with tools to help you organize, structure and find your content. Content can be categorized with taxonomy and can flexibly associated with other content on the site. All content are created with user-friendly url that makes it easier to find and search engine friendly. Content is managed using an intuitive interface.
The aim of this project – still under development – is to develop a data visualisation application. It must be multi-purpose, able to be used again and again, and to display datasets in innovative and interesting ways. The data visualisations must be accessible to all web users and easy to share. The datasets could be from big data, live data, or website data.
Drupal is a market leading content management system (CMS) and quite frankly we love it!
All of our websites and online communities are built in Drupal. Our dedicated team of Drupal developers use it every single day (both inside and outside of work). Yet even we are sometimes surprised at the sheer number of modules and support there is for Drupal within the development community.
For anyone new to Drupal, we've prepared a brief fact sheet to give you a very bird’s eye view of what the Drupal community has achieved.
Drupal stats as of Nov 2015:
Programmers and coders are solitary kinds of people. A developer plus a computer, throw an internet connection in: you get a nice new website.
Obviously these are very outdated views of website development. Whether it’s big or small, local or international, a web development project requires human communication and interaction to ensure it works well for and is understood by the people who will be using it. And it’s a creative process (yes, even the code!).