Here’s a round up of some of the things we’ve been up to over the last week in the GOV.UK team Read more
Archive for September, 2012
Graham from the digital engagement team shot a little video about our hosting and infrastructure team. It seems important that we explain what we’re up to – to ourselves and to the world – and videos like this are a great way of introducing our people and showing what goes on behind the scenes.
In the process of making mistakes, there is an opportunity to learn a lot, but not just for the person or team making the mistakes. Louise Kidney, Digital Engagement Lead, shares some of the learning from the Digital Engagement Team as well as the benefits of being honest about your mistakes.
As work progresses on the Inside Government publishing platform, Neil Williams, Product Manager, explains some of the thinking behind using a ‘noise not restriction’ approach and asks for Departments input on where restriction might be necessary.
Whilst the focus of GDS has quite rightly been on the forthcoming release of GOV.UK on the 17th October, a small team in GDS has been working on how we engage with digital companies working with government. An early output of this work was an event on the 17th September 2012 where a small number of suppliers spoke to government departments about a digital product / service that they’ve delivered. Here Mike Beaven explains what the event was about.
As you will know, we at GDS are building GOV.UK, currently in beta at http://www.gov.uk. As part of that process we have been thinking about the best way to host the new platform. Mark O’Neill, Head of Service Delivery and Innovation, introduces one of our new suppliers.
The Civil Service Reform (CSR) plan talks a lot about the need for open policy making – a more inclusive approach to developing government policy that engages people who have simply not had the opportunity to participate in policy discussions in the past. Louise Kidney, Digital Engagement Lead explains how to find your digital stakeholders, but more importantly perhaps, why you should bother to.