To celebrate Earth Day 2021, we spoke to people working in different digital roles in government about how product teams can contribute to greening delivery.
Vanessa is Senior Channels and Community Manager at the Government Digital Service (GDS) after starting as Media Manager.
This month we hear from colleagues in the GOV.UK Platform as a Service team, and from some teams across government who are using the service.
We share how we worked with other government departments to assure and support their bids to the Treasury for the Spending Review, and how this helped the Treasury in tackling vital technology issues.
GDS turns 9 this year, and colleagues across the organisation are marking the occasion by sharing their memories since joining, and what they are doing at GDS now.
This month’s episode of the GDS Podcast is all about GOV.UK Pay, the government’s payment service. Listen to the GOV.UK Pay Team talk about how the product works, and also hear from users across the public sector.
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.
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- Podcast: Role of product teams in greening delivery 22 April 2021
- The next steps for digital, data and technology in government 6 April 2021
- Podcast: GOV.UK Platform as a Service 31 March 2021