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Weekend links: International Space Station, more hackathons, GDS Technology, and more

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International Space Station - image courtesy of NASA
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Over on GDS technology this week Anna Shipman is talking about building tools to provision our machines.

Our identity assurance team issued a prior information notice (PIN) in the Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU). Find out more about what this means for procurement.

Congratulations to MOJ Digital who recently came second at the Public Sector Hackathon in London.

Find out the latest on the HMRC website transition over to GOV.UK.

And finally, one of our favourite things this week is the NASA live stream from the International Space Station.


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  1. Comment by Michael Jon Ward posted on

    Loving the idea of a NASA international space station live stream - Cheers for the link! That said; there site could do with some TLC - Maybe some creative inspiration from Space X or Virgin Galactic 😉

  2. Comment by simonfj posted on

    Now I know. You're all space cadets 🙂

    Just as well NASA isn't blasting people into space much any more. If your team is anything like some of my friends, they'd be red eyed from staying up to watch whole missions. So does this mean we can expect to see a GDS web cam 24/7? e.g.

    OK. So we're coming down the the hard yards with IA. This one, from my (the grumpy citizen's) perspective really describes the "right" philosophy. Just wish William had used "citizen" rather than "individual" (or agent). Regardless, he and his team obviously "get it".

    It's the hardest thing to come to terms with. Just because you and I are on opposites sides of the glass ( i used to work in recording studios), we (as citizens) can't work co-design a few services.

    This is the other one. It's important because everyone thinks in silos - countries, institutions, sectors, departments - and few understand how IP networks are constructed/provisioned.

    So here's one for Anna; from an ongoing discussion (at the ec) about provisioning services for groups, regardless of which silo/network their members are inside. The two terena presentations I point at might be of interest to the technology team. There are a bunch of other tnc2014 presentations up, if anyone is interested in how tings look from a National R&E network manager's/inhabitant's perspective.

    Be good. Regards. Your fellow space cadet.