The People Board is elected by everyone in GDS, and is empowered to decide things and delegate tasks to other people and teams in GDS. This is how it works.
We're hiring quite a lot of new people at GDS, and that's brilliant because there are so many new brains and new skills and new faces to get to know. It's also difficult. It's difficult for those newcomers to know …
The slides aren't the thing. They're what make you pay attention to the thing.
Back in May, we wrote a short post explaining why we write the name of our website as GOV.UK, in capitals, and the URL as www.gov.uk, so that people know it’s a URL
We've made quite a few films in the last year or two. Recently, a few people have got in touch to ask how we do it. The long answer to that is very long.
As well as this blog, GDS has a small selection of accounts on various social media networks and other web services, and we thought it would be useful to publish a list of them here.
We don't just write the content for GOV.UK - we design it.
A couple of weeks ago, we updated the index page for all the blogs hosted on GOV.UK.
Why do we write GOV.UK in capitals? And why is the URL written lower-case? You may well have heard the reasons, but we've never actually written them down. Let's fix that now.
One thing visitors to the GDS office can't help noticing is the colourful selection of cartoons and doodles stuck on the walls.
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