Over the summer, GDS welcomed 6 interns from the Summer Diversity Internship Programme. They’re all undergraduates or recent graduates, from diverse backgrounds, with a varied set of interests and career goals. Here’s what they’ve been up to as part of their internship.
Arfah Farooq, a community development manager, and Dilwoar Hussain, a senior frontend developer, explain their personal motivations behind starting the 'Muslims at GDS' community, and share their top tips for setting up a community.
The Innovation team at GDS is working hard to bring the objectives we outlined in the Government Technology Innovation Strategy to life, and looking for new opportunities across government. Sue Bateman shares the team's next steps.
Service communities are networks of people from across the public sector who work together to design and deliver an end-to-end service. Here are the benefits that setting up a service community can bring, and how to get started.
We've just completed our discovery phase, during which we researched the digital procurement landscape in 5 different countries. We’re now in the process of defining what our alpha phase will look like. Here's what we've learned and what's next.
This year, HMRC saw their busiest Self Assessment peak and the highest number of tax returns made online. Here’s how GDS and HMRC worked together to prepare for the peak.
The GDS mental health network exists to provide our colleagues with the mental health support and information they need. We do this in a variety of ways. One of them are regular, anonymous, peer-led mental wellbeing Q&As. In this post, you will read about how we organise them and how to ensure they’re a success.
GDS Director of Digital Identity Lisa Barrett gives an update on our work on identity assurance, including a call for evidence on how to organise the digital identity market.
We recently ran a series of learning sessions where we taught people who’d never written any code before how to build a simple website using Ruby, HTML and CSS. Here's how we did it and what our students learned.
Through the spend controls process, GDS works with departments to ensure they (and the taxpayer) are getting the best value from anything they’re building or buying. Here are some of the things we’ve achieved over the past 12 months.
As we prepare for our Sprint 19 event in London in September, here are 4 things we’ve learned from the 4 Sprint events we’ve held so far this year. You will also find information about how to register for the London event.