The UK celebrates Black History Month in October. Throughout the month, the Government Digital Service has been hosting events and activities centred on the theme of “Black Excellence”. On our latest podcast, we discuss Black excellence in tech with colleagues and other public servants about careers, advice for young Black people interested in working in tech, and actions for allies to implement.
The Data Standards Authority (DSA) launched several pieces of guidance last month. We’ve invited experts from the Government Digital Service and the Office for National Statistics to explain what data standards are, why they’re important, and what the DSA plans to do in this month’s podcast.
Content design lets users understand exactly what they need to do and when. It’s a way of translating complex policy into an easy to understand format. Learn more about content design and how its helped government in this month’s podcast.
The Digital, Data and Technology Fast Stream is one of 15 Civil Service Fast Stream schemes. Listen to July’s episode of the GDS Podcast to hear from current and former participants in the scheme, reflecting on their experiences.
The Local Digital Declaration celebrates its second birthday on 4 July. Listen to June’s episode of the GDS Podcast to find out how it started, how it connects people and how it helps local government organisations build digital services and platforms.
May’s episode of the Government Digital Service (GDS) Podcast is a deepdive into GOV.UK Notify. Pete Herlihy, Lead Product Manager at GDS, talks about the product and hears from 3 guests who use GOV.UK Notify in different ways.
For April's episode of the GDS Podcast, Laura Stevens, Creative Content Producer at GDS, interviewed Markland Starkie, Head of Content for GOV.UK, and Leanne Cummings, Head of Product for GOV.UK about GOV.UK’s initial response to coronavirus.
For March's episode of the GDS Podcast, Laura Stevens, Creative Content Producer at GDS, interviewed 9 people from across the organisation based on IWD’s theme "Each for Equal".
For February’s episode of the GDS Podcast, Laura Stevens, Creative Content Producer at GDS, talks to Tim Paul, Head of Interaction Design and Product Manager of the GOV.UK Design System at GDS, about how the GOV.UK Design System works, who uses it, how to measure its value, and other design systems across government. The episode also features 2 users of the design system: Adam Silver, Interaction Designer at the Department for Education, and Emma Lewis, Lead Frontend Developer at the London Borough of Hackney.
Related content and links
Government Digital Service
Government Digital Service (GDS) is leading the digital transformation of government.
How accessible is your website?
Public sector organisations have a legal duty to make websites accessible. Find out how your organisation is impacted at GOV.UK/accessibility-regulations
- Podcast: Celebrating Black Excellence in Tech 27 October 2020
- Buying digitally, with social purpose 19 October 2020
- UK claims number 2 spot in OECD digital government rankings 16 October 2020